This is the last week that Tanya & Luba will be with us. They leave for Mariupol next Thursday, the 28th. There have been some interesting developments with them over the past few weeks that we will discuss in future posts. Stay tuned for details. We will be sad to see them go home, too. Our nieces Shannon & Jessica and nephew Drew arrived Tuesday to visit us for the summer. Their mom and dad, Sally & Gary, arrive today (Thursday). The house is full again!
Zina called us this week. She borrowed a cell phone from a friend and dropped a call to us. Heidi returned the call to the phone number that came through and it was her! Heidi said that you could "hear tears of joy" from her. She is fine and she will return to the Kherson internat sometime at the end of next week, probably the 28th. It seems schools starts for all of the orphans Monday the 1st of September. We will call her next weekend when she gets back to the internat.
Our facilitator is holding our dossier after talking with the SDA. It is moving so that is good news. We hope to get submitted in early September.We haven't been forgotten after all!
All for now, enjoy the picture of me with Vasya, Vitalik and Zshenia at the airport last Friday. This was to be our last picture together, kudos to our friend Kari. We all three bonded during the camp like no others. I hope to see them all again soon when we next travel to Ukraine.
See the 9-news story about the 2008 UOO camp here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VBcqaDd4Ic