|The Lord has provided for an
Easter/Seed Trip to Russia. Stephanie, Donna, Howard, and
Harold, aka "Seed Man", will depart March 17 for Vladimir,
Russia. We will spend the week between Barskoe and the Vine
The Vine church were our hands and feet for
the Christmas party in January. The youth from the Church made
a Christmas party more than we could have hoped for.
- They had a candlelight dinner with all
types of food and fruit.
- A 15 pound Happy Birthday, Jesus cake.
Each child had a candle to blow out.
- The nativity was performed with handmade
costumes for the children to wear.
- We purchased 10 sleds and 15 snow discs for
the beautiful hills behind the school house.
- Plenty of crafts to do.
- At bedtime, the younger children were
tucked into their beds and read a story.
- The older kids were treated to music.
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It was a blessed day for the kids and the
church. We just could not stand not being there, so we called
Russia after we were "sure" the party was over. To our
surprise, they were just leaving the orphanage at 9:45 P.M., their
time. The van was electrified with the joy of the Lord.
We are praising God, the Vine members have fallen in love with the
A Treasures' partner has provided funds for an
Easter party for the kids. Each child will receive:
- A cross necklace
- A cross bookmark for their new Bibles
- Howard is sharpening his Russian so that he
can read The Easter Story, in Russian!
- Harold will be the director of egg art.
He will teach the kids how we color Easter eggs.
- 400 plastic Easter eggs to hunt, goodies,
We are beyond thrilled to be allowed
to share the party with the kids.
THE VINE CHURCH
The Vine has begun a new street kid ministry.
They have rented an apartment and placed a Christian couple in it to
care for three children. We have provided coats and boots for
these children. We will spend time with the church as we seek
as to how we may join in this ministry with them.
We have great respect for Pastor Victor and his wife Annya.
Treasures has been praying for an avenue to help our orphans
transition from orphanage life to adult living. They need a
Christian halfway house to provide safety while they attend school
and learn a trade.
It is amazing, as we set the date to leave,
the trip began to unfold before our eyes.
- Harold will be taking
beans, carrots, cucumbers, cauliflower, squash, broccoli, lettuce,
cabbage, beets, watermelon, tomato, tomatillo, Chinese okra,
cantaloupe, celery, Chinese cabbage, eggplant, beets, mustard,
peppers, squash, kale, endive, pumpkins, kohl, and flowers.
- We have been given 2
computers for Anna's boys prison.
- ...and we have only had our
tickets 5 days!
Some things we are seeking.
Dr. Sergey, our neonatal doctor has asked for the following:
- Scrubs for Dr.
Sergey and his wife Nadya
- Pulse Oximeter
- Sutures (catgut, ethilon,
vicryl), suture needles
- Surgical masks, shoe covers,
- Uniforms for doctors and nurses
If you have resources for any of
these (in the box and unexpired), please call Stephanie 898-2847 or
|Please, pray for:
- hearts to be changed
- wisdom and discernment
- safety and health.