Sunday, February 26, 2012

ANYA TURNS SEVEN - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


OUR LITTLE ANYA'S  BIRTHDAY - SHE IS NOW SEVEN!

ACEL SENT US THE PICTURE OF THE BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR ANYA!  When you have a family - and you turn from one year to the next, the common activity is a birthday party just for you.  However children who grow up in orphanages often do not see such an event.  Even children from crisis families sometimes do not or cannot not celebrate a child's birthday.  We even have posted before where some children do not even know when their birthdate is.  Sad but true.  Maybe a small thing, but very important to our Dayspring children.

Acel and Talant know how to celebrate all special events for children - birthdays, snow days to go sledding, great walks with stories and play with the entire family involved.  We are so honoured to have this family and to know you care.

Just wanted you to know - ANYA IS NOW SEVEN!

(Dayspring is a pilot project for girls ((our first such program - we hope for more)) - diverting them from the orphanages and bringing them to a family who will love and care for them.  We will work to ensure permanence for the children who come to Dayspring and divert them from ever going to an orphanage. Our hope is to work with families who are in crisis and help where we can. We will help find rehabilitation programs, work, or even housing when families show they are willing to work to regain a healthy lifestyle for their family and children.  Dayspring is our first such program - we work with government to find adoptive homes, train prospective national adoptive families and financially support approved families through the costs of adopting in their country. - LAMb International believes in A WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS.  We partner with strong partners who also believe:  Alliance Ukraine Without Orphans, ILDC - Ukraine, ILDC - Kyrgyzstan, One Hope - Ukraine, Partnership 4 Every Child - Ukraine, CBN - Ukraine, Adopt Ukraine, Child Rights Defenders League - Kyrgyzstan, Crosslinks - Kyrgyzstan, etc.  We believe!)


The LAMb Team

MEET KRISTINA - OUR NEWEST LITTLE GIRL AT DAYSPRING


KRISTINA JOINED US THIS WEEK
She is 10 years old and quite charming.  Our resource family welcomed her and will do all they can to keep family involved.  Little Kristina comes from a family that was homeless.  The impact of poverty is devastating to families.  As Kristina is safe and cared for by our resource family and now we need to extend a helping hand to Kristina's bio family.  Her parents love her.

Dayspring Family Life Resource Center is dedicated to helping little girls and their families - work toward reunification, adoption - permanency.

Want to help sponsor Kristina or any of the little girls at Dayspring?  Let us know - we will tell you how you can do this.

Thanks,
The LAMb Team


Thursday, February 23, 2012

LAMb HIRES TANYA TO KEEP TRACK OF LARISSA

 Dayspring Dasha with brother visiting  together at Larissa's home.  
WHAT HAPPY FACES

 Our newly hired Tanya working preparing food for seniors and disabled.


Seniors getting new boots.  The men received the new boots - now the women asked for them.

LARISSA IS OUR LITTLE ANGEL IN KYRGYZSTAN - but has great difficulty reporting to us how she is using resources we send her.  We see the results and hear about the results, she just does not have TIME to report to us.  We hired Larissa about one year ago - and what a blessing she is to all.  She has always done what she is now hired to do.  SERVE!  She just does not have time to keep records.

SO PROBLEM SOLVED - HIRE TANYA - HER DAUGHTER TO KEEP TRACK OF HER!  DONE!  SUCCESS IS EVIDENT!

We just received a huge report from Tanya and lots of pictures.  (Tanya is a great photographer!).  Once you ready Tanya's report - you will understand why Larissa has a hard time making report.  What a great idea it was to hire Tanya to track her.   Here goes - this is the recent report from Tanya:

Dear Lynn and Ruby,

Larisa has many works especially in invalid men’s home in February and March every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday she is in Bishkek and Tokmok make  passports and documents for men.

When Larissa  finish make passports and documents for men they can have pension. Men live in invalid house all there life but they haven’t documents and pensions it big problems for men. Larissa spend a lot of time and money for their documents and this is very difficult process.

Every Thursday we have English class and after we are go in room for men and draw, sing a song, craft and, talk.

Every  Friday  we are in Bazar in Tokmok to buy all necessary for prepare  food.  After we are at home prepare food for invalids houses men in ISKRA and CHIMKURGON villages only for tuberculosis men.  In Iskra village there are 40 men T.B. in invalid house. In Chimkurgon village there are  45 men T.B in invalid house. They are die because they haven’t normal foods, normal medicine. 

Every Saturday we give food for T.B men. And pray with men.

Every Sunday we have service  in invalid house .

Every day we give vitamins in invalid house.

In invalid house very cold and walls cover with water and damp in the dining room and therefore we can’t begin repair walls in the dining room. We bought some building  materials for dining room.  Soon will be warm and we begin repair .

Beautiful child Genya  (our little girl at Dayspring) was at our house and we prepared for her surprise which she long time wait.  (They got her brother out of another orphanage for the day so the children could visit togetherThey was very glad when they saw each other.  He lives in Red river. 
          
Today Early morning  we prepared tasty food Beshbarmak.  Bought 5 cakes,3 kilo chocolate, Boots, socks. And with glad journey.    And take men from men’s house.  When we arrived in Keminn we sow very sad faces.  We so much spoke,prayed for their needs.  They was  sincerely  repented. And I saw pure tears from heart. It first  time in their life they ate bread and drank wine. I saw like Lord touch their hearts. Misha On a guitar glorified God and sang  songs which had written . Aldar, Zamir, Almaz  spoke about yourself  like God had changed their life. 

In Kyrgyzstan very cold and this boots was so necessary for them because they was in Slippers. And they was so glad this boots.  We bought 15 pairs boots for grand fathers . And grandmothers told that they are wants warm boods like grand fathers foods. After we went had supper . All  people was happy . We spoke , communicated, joke. All was happy and glad. All give you regards.

Tanya


LARISSA FITTING BOOTS 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

MEET ANYA - OUR NEW LITTLE GIRL AT DAYSPRING

DAYSPRING IS NOW HOME TO ANYA - AGE 6
She is 6 years old and already a joy to our hearts.  Another sad story, but at this time safe and loved.  Little Anya came to us from our area - from family with serious issues.  She was so scared she would not say more than yes or no.  We thought she had speech problems, but as time progressed words came forth. We understand now how fear will freeze the tongue.  But dear little Anya does talk and she is chatting away.

The family at Daysping have received her with open arms.  Little Anya - our newest addition to our family.  Again - we will work with the parents to ensure visits and hopefully - if possible - reconnect her.  Her family is now our family too.

WELCOME ANYA!!!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT TO HELP THESE LITTLE GIRLS.



The LAMb Team

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

POSSIBILITIES

POSSIBILITIES - PROBABILITIES - AND MIRACLES

A seed of a thought raced through our minds when we were informed that the man that built Dayspring has almost completed a second home. Since LAMb had purchased Dayspring from him, he contacted us to see if we might want to purchase this house.

Dayspring is a Family Resource Center that is designed to provide family for up to ten girls that would have ended up in an orphanage. Dayspring is not yet at capacity, athough another child was received there yesterday.  More on her in a later post.

This post is about the potential for a second home.  It would be called Jeremiah House and would be used as a transition house for children aging out of the orphanages.  Many children age out of the orphanages after grade 9 or about age 15. Often the only alternative is technical school or the streets.

The harsh reality is that only one third of these children will be 'successful'.  The rest struggle with drugs, alcohol, prostitution.  Many end up being trafficked or in prison.

We have written a model program for Jeremiah House and we know, right now, of a number of children that are in need of this home....a need that "digs" into our hearts.

Potential, possibilities: YES.  But then there are the realities we need to deal with.  The house has a price tag of $47,000 and from past experience with Dayspring we know it would take another 12 to 15 thousand to complete for family use.

The Lord instructs us to "watch and wait".   We have been watching and waiting.  Is now the time?
If this potential project touches your heart and you have a desire to be involved in making Jeremiah House, in Kyrgyzstan, a reality, please contact us at lambinternational@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

THE RIVER IS CONFUSING

LAMb International is committed to a 

A WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS.  

Yet, how can this happen?

We must cover the river - and it is both difficult and confusing.  Our work can be difficult, complicated and not always understood on one side of the river only.  Let me explain:

1.  In Ukraine we have an entire project called Adopt Ukraine.  Our staff work deligently speaking to churches and telling people about the children in orphanages.  They then are there to answer questions and help nationals follow up with volunteering and even becoming adoptive parents.
2.  We work closely with two different groups who help children to be adopted internationally, including helping them with different laison work where we can.
3.  Our organization in Ukraine - ILDC is committed to training government workers, NGO staff, prospective parents and church leaders who are working with children and families.
4.  We work both sides of the ocean as an advocate for adoption - nationally and internationally. We know it is and injustice for us to do only one or the other - we must cover the river if we are to see a Ukraine Without Orphans.  Unfortunately we are just a small fish in a great big sea.  We cannot alter the present sitaution for ever person, but we can and have seen a difference made for many different children.

LAMb is and always will be committed to covering the river.  We work with deligence to help where needs surface, to aide when we can, and to serve those childen who are the most vulnerable of society.  We want children to have famililes.  Our hearts are torn out for those who are still in the orphanages - who see families come and go with adopted children, when we see the cry of the orphan - "will you be my mother?"

LAMb International and CBN are once again sponsoring a conference in Ukraine - the second of such conferences - it is to bring families who have adopted together to gain support, receive knowledge and to enjoy each other as they share their stories of how they have become a family.  This conference - March 30 - April 1 will bring over 200 people together and will be once again giving a message - ADOPTION IS WONDERFUL AND we can work together to see a UKRAINE WITHOUT orphans.

We are NOT AN ADOPTION agency - we are advocates of adoption - INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL.  We are adoptive parents, our speakers will all be adoptive parents, as will all our workshop leaders.  And as we come together in a country where there is the Law of Secrecy about adoption, we are thrilled that over 200 (100 families) will step out into the public and say - I have created family through adoption!

Covering the river is our passion - supporting any and all who work on the river our goal.  Together we can support one another and together we can see children have families and the orphanages of yesterday, changed into better use.  Together we can make a difference in the world - ONE STEP AT A TIME WITH A PASSION FOR A WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS.

The LAMb Team

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A THANK YOU TRIBUTE TO YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AT CHRISTMAS

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A TRIBUTE TO YOU WHO WERE SO GIVING TO HELP OUR TEAM CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH THOUSANDS....

As most of you know our team members - the Wright family along with a traveling team from Canada went to Kyrgyzstan to conduct the 2011 Christmas Blessing.  It was our goal to raise $20,000 for the event and in the end we raised over $30,000.  This ended up being what was needed to conduct the full range of events needed and planned by our on the ground team there.

The Wrights along with those who joined in - were able to deliver over 20,000 pounds of food, give gifts to over 3,000 persons and share parties, dinners and just good times to hundreds.  Hope and Dignity were returned to our dear friends.  It was a reminder to them of what generosity can do  - and a teaching time to show them how to do just that.   Many nationals joined in to give, serve and learn.  As we hope to bring Hope and Dignity to the helpless and hurting - we pray our nationals will become activated fully when we are not there to do the same.

You are helping us teach a national to serve one another and we are so thankful for all you have allowed our team to do!

THIS VIDEO JUST MIGHT CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

GREAT JOB LAMb Team!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

CONFIRMED - SLAVIK HAS BEEN FOUND

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE IT IS TRUE - 
SLAVIK HAS BEEN FOUND.

READ THE STORY FROM OUR ON THE GROUND STAFF  - NATASHA AND THE TEAM






FROM NATASHA!    I have very very good news for you. So, I will start from the beginning. Today Dasha, Davina, Zukra, Madlen and I went to Chui Orphanage........... When we were ready to leave, I saw a boy and the boy was Slavik whom we have benn looking for!!! He has been at Chui Orphanage only for 5 days. It was true that he was working in Kazakhstan for a Dungan family.........He said that Dungan people paid him some money and he bought some food for him. When he tried to cross Kazah border second time he was caught by Kazah border guards and they sent him to Bishkek Children Police Department. All this time he has been in different places in Bishkek. And now he is at Chui Orphanage. He has no clothes, just torn pants and not very warm coat.


JOHN SENT A TEAM OVER WITH CLOTHING AND A NEW COAT FOR HIM RIGHT AWAY....PRAISE GOD!
SLAVIK IS SAFELY RETURNED TO TOKMOK!  NOW - THE NEXT STEPS?....