Faith at Altitude

Religion and spirituality in the shadow of Pikes Peak

Sunday, November 05, 2006

From Russia, with gifts

On Saturday, The Gazette's Life section ran a story about short-term missionaries traveling to Russia, and we promised we'd give readers periodic updates on this blog.

Well, here's the first, from Anna Fish:

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We made it to Moscow with NO problems. Couldn't visit Red Square due to demonstrations against the current administration. Demonstrators were wanting to reinstate communism because they felt under communism they were better taken care of.

Went through snow storm but made it to Ivanovo safely.

Today we spent the day at the orphanage. Had a wonderful time with the kids! They were very excited to see us!!!! We did a lesson on identity and positive/negative labeling. Some seemed to take it to heart and were able to begin opening up. Tomorrow we'll address "choices."

Relationships with staff and directors seem to be going well. We had a great conversation with Svetlana (the director) about our current trip and will continue conversation about future plans.

3 Comments:

Blogger Melodie Monberg said...

See you in a few days Anna!

8:04 PM  
Blogger Mindy said...

Hi Anna,
Glad to hear you are doing well! Things are great here! Miss ya!
Mindy

8:31 PM  
Blogger Dave Fish said...

Hi Anna,
We all miss you but are excited that you get to be with the kids. Please say hello to them for us. Have fun and take care of yourself. We will see you soon.

We love you!!

Dave, Jesi and M

9:08 AM  

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