2005 Mission to Russia
♥ May 29 to June 20, 2005 ♥
Yes, it’s that time again... our ministry suitcases are packed to overflowing, and our team is excited and ready to go!
Click here to see our journey and to help you pray for us, as we minister in the following areas:
Shopping Ministry!?! Yes, that’s part of our calling! It is usually cheaper to purchase most of our items in Russia. We negotiate the best prices, always valuing our donors’ hard earned money. We’ll buy lots of baby clothes for Dubovka Baby House, fresh fruit for all the orphanages, Boys’ Prison, and the Children’s Hospital. However, we are bringing two huge suitcases filled with over 500 pairs of American socks and 200 pairs of underwear. We will take these particular items with us, as they are far superior quality compared to the Russian items.
We will also shop at Valentino’s, in Vladimir, for pots, pans, dishes, glasses, silver wear, table cloths, curtains, clock, bed linens, blankets, pillows, cleaning materials, buckets, mops, etc. for Zhanna and Andre’s little home. They are seventeen and sixteen years old, respectively, and had to leave the orphanage (orphans have to leave the orphanage at age sixteen). Their deceased father left them a little hovel of a home, which Treasures is currently restoring. One of Treasures’ sponsors is paying for them to go to University. This will give them a safe and decent home while they are attending college.
While in Russia, we received an email from the Netherlands. Mr. Nijkamp said that he had viewed our web site and noticed that one of our hospitals needed an EEG machine and a diathermy coagulator. He has an equipment company and asked if we would like these items. Delightedly, we emailed back with a definite “yes”. The pre-team will leave on May 24th and will pick up the equipment in Amsterdam. Because of its size, we will travel by train from Amsterdam to Berlin. Then take the Berlin/Moscow train via Poland and Belarus to Russia. It should be quite an adventure!
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