Team from Chernigov/California
MAY 18 - 21
They were a great group to work with and a blessing in so many ways.
Phyllis and I have been trying to connect with Justin and his family
as they have been working in CA to help others work with those with special needs.
They just moved to Ukraine to work full-time here in the northern part of the country.
The opportunity opened for Justin to be able to come south with his son, Eli & daughter Noelle & bring a team of students from Master's college = 15 total team members.
short a space or two out to the village
Noelle got the cargo space
Eli with his dad, Justin and AJ
team leader Dillon in the foreground
waiting for housing instructions
Mariya, Roman, our taxi driver from church, Illya, Jan, Phyllis' son & Kaily
Noelle with Nastia Friday morning at the orphanage
Talking with the therapist at the orphanage
Whitney and Kaily working with one of the girls in group 6, Korina.
Yulia, one of the older girls in group 6 with down's.
one of the projects the ladies started for us,
I show the end results when it's complete
This was the guys project, though a number of the gals helped out toward the end of the first day and into the second. The clay is like digging through hard rock when it's dry and packed. This pit, one of many we have on the property right now, will serve as the drainage system for rainwater off our 500 sq meter roof. The purpose is to keep the land from washing away, this will reroute the water to drain it slowly, down and out.
Saturday morning out at the orphanage
Play-dough time with the teen group
Kelly with Sasha from group 3
& little Kryill joined us too, Jan helping him and Alyona, all smiles.
Anya got some dance time with Mariya and a couple other new friends.
This was the highlight of her morning.