Thursday, October 12, 2006

Recent days

Both Monday and Tuesday we went to the orphanage. In some ways it's easier than last year with two lessons per night twice a week, but now the evenings go too late for Raia. It was sweet to see her interacting with the children when I had to take her out of the Bible lessons, though. One boy was upset and hiding under his bed, so the caretaker asked me to watch him while she took the other children somewhere else. Raia was so worried about him! She kept getting down on her hands and knees and trying to feed her half-eaten apple to Sasha. And Jaan just loves being there in general.

It's starting to get cooler here, but we're finally having some clear days once again. I think the fall colors are just past their peak, but we're still enjoying them and lots of outside time. Yesterday we went to the woods and got to look at a woodpecker through our binoculars. Now that was exciting!

The latest excitement indoors has been a huge cardboard box. It makes a great tunnel, house, and whatever else Jaan and Raia want it to be. I can even play in it with them. It folds up and hides away under the couch when we're done.


BabaJulie said...

Hi! What a great picture! You never know what kind of impact Raia may be having on those children. She may have touched the little frightened boy w/o you all knowing it! We continue to pray for fruit from this and all of your ministries!

And, the cardboard box sounds like fun! Seems like I remember my children having cardboard box fun, too! Love you all!

Anonymous said...

Do you remember your time with Grandpa in the cardboard box house? My recollections are hazy at best, but I do remember you and Leetra having great times with the house you made of the big box that was in your room for a while.

We love each of you....

Mrs said...

Oh, the joy of a cardboard box! We turned a huge one (a dresser was delivered in it) into a "store" for Ty. I think it lasted for three years!

Prayers to you and your ministry. I pray especially for your family to model peace found only in Christ to everyone you meet.

Anonymous said...

Phyllis, this brings such joy to my heart knowing your family is there ministering to the orphans!! Raia looks so very precious and I agree she had to touched their little hearts. May you all continue to bring Jesus' comfort and love to HIS precious children!! Praying for you.