Sunday, July 17, 2011

We made it!

This will be a short post as we are preparing to go to our appt to get the official letter that will allow us to go meet Maria. I think I may have gotten all my nerves out and now am just excited.

Our flights were fine and I took a sleeping pill during the 10 hr flight to Moscow which really helped. We met with our coordinator after arriving and then headed to the apartment where we will be staying. It is the home of the YWAM director here but he is at his summer house and two girls who are in the ministry live here and host ministry teams. We are so comfortable and they are helping me learn some Russian!

Since yesterday was my birthday, one of the girls went to the store to find something to celebrate. She found this awesome layered chocolate blini which is like crepes. She wss so excited because she said she had never seen one before. Then we proceeded to drench it in condensed milk-because I'm told that in Russia the sweeter the better-who can argue with that?

Kike took a video of them singing Happy Birthday to me in Russian, but we are having problems with uploading videos and photos. We brought his iPad from work and it we can't figure out how to do it. Plus we can't post to youtube from Russia. If you know how to get around this, email me please!

I wouldn't let Kike go to sleep until 9:30 pm because we need to try to get our bodies on Russian time although we were fighting it from about 5:30 pm. We had a great night of sleep- about 8 hours which I haven't had in a long time- thank you Lord!

Well we need to get ready so thank you all for your prayers and support and encouraging words.


  1. So glad you made it safely. Sounds like your birthday was great even if it was exhausting. Can't wait to see pictures of your girl.

  2. So glad things are going well so far. Are you using a FB app or trying to upload through Safari? We found we could only upload through the App. Hope this helps. Cherish your time with Maria.

  3. How exciting to be able to see your daughter for your birthday! Congrats. God Bless

  4. Can't wait to hear all about it! Have a wonderful day!


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