We had our SDA appointment today. It went well and we will pick up the required paperwork tomorrow afternoon and then travel to the region where the orphanage is. We are very excited to see the girls, and are missing our boys a lot. We just spoke with the boys via Skype. Our 7 year old asked if we were done yet. No dear, not yet. Our 3 year old would not talk. He gets shy now and then so I pray that is all it is.
We have gone window shopping and been to the market a few times to get some basic food. What an adventure. Is it mayonnaise or some other white sort of spread? um, is that pudding, yogurt or cheese? We are really not buying much in the way of food right now as we don't have a way to keep it cold on the trip to region. I look forward to finding a restaurant with some good Ukrainian food that we can afford. I very much enjoyed the food that our friends made for us while the girls were visiting and would like to have more :) We also look forward to making some of the delicious meals that we have seen other families make while here.
I knew I had not learned enough Russian before we came, but now I wonder if I learned anything at all. When the cashier at the market asked if I wanted bad (without pointing at it) I had no clue. It was not until she grabbed one to show me that I finally understood what she was asking. Maybe someday I will learn enough to actually be able to communicate intelligently.
I am still amazed that the Lord has chosen us to do this for Him.
Please keep us in your prayers. Specifically, we would like prayer for favor with the inspector, judge, director, really for anyone we come in contact with :) Pray that we our wise with our food purchases and such so that we do not run out of money before we run out of month :)
God bless you all.