Revelation 3:8 (New International Version)
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

The child is the beauty of God present in the world – that greatest gift to a family.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thurs and Fri Visits with the children.

I am at the mall now updating this blog. We come here after our morning visits with the children. Every morning we arrive and hand in our passports to the orphanage and then we go get the kids. Yesterday we went to the children's shop and bought some toys. We must have stayed in the toy store for over an hour trying to figure out what would be best to buy. We bought pots and pans (play dishes), more coloring books, and an ABC (leap frog type of toy) but in Russian. We also bought some floor puzzles and a blanket to put on the ground. We always bring the other children cookies and give them to the Nannies to pass around. It is so difficult to see so many beautiful children coming around you and knowing that when most of them grow up...many will be homeless on the street and some sent to institutions. Right now though they are smiling and so happy to watch the staff open the cookies that we brought. We will do this everyday because this is all we can offer all these children right now.
It is so funny, the moment we enter the orphanage gates...the children who are playing outside stop what they are doing and run up to Ian jumping up and down and pointing telling him "Mama, Papa, Mama, Papa!!" He gets this big big smile and you could see how he just became "the most popular boy in his group". He knows it too. Ok everyone reading this if you have been thinking of it...there are so many kids who need you.


  1. Oh Jenny, they are gorgeous! And little Ian has the most precious smile in the world! Thank you for sharing, I have been praying for you and anxiously awaiting pictures!!:)

  2. Oh Jenny!!! I'm soooooo glad that you are blogging your journey. I want to be there so badly!! Hearing about your very adorable children makes me even more excited to be able to come and get our little one!! Keep writing! :) Praying for you all!

  3. Thank you Amy it means so much to us knowing people are praying. It comforts us during the tougher days.
    Mel, I can't wait for you to arrive and hug you adorable son.

  4. just need prayer that my hubby's heart be touched for adoption...and we will be there in a flash to take some kiddos home!!