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Tuesday - From Dave

Tuesday - From Dave
Dave - Tue Jun 26, 2012 @ 09:44PM
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After our second day with VBS, we are all a bit tired.  The weather was a bit cooler today, so we played with the little ones inside in the morning.  They are adorable and are really loving.  They loved playing with the parachute and with the play dough.  We have some incredibly talented translators as well that help us teach the kids how the activities we do with the recreation team relate to the Bible story they've heard from the story team.   The half an hour or so that we get with each class goes so quickly.

In the afternoon, we went to the orphanage for children with special needs.  To call them children is not completely accurate as there are men up to about 27 years old there.  Vania has epilepsy and I am repeatedly reminded by the staff to be gentle with him.  He has one speed though, and I cannot find the brake . . .  I have no idea how old Vania is as the only real communication I have with him is his smile and his infectious laugh.  Since I have to throw the ball "gently" to him, I need to get close to him.  But then he proceeds to throw the ball over my head so that I need to chase it.  He roars with laughter if he can knock some branches from the trees in the process.  And then Kate introduced him to sidewalk chalk!  He wrote Ukrainian letters over and over and threw in a picture of a smiling sun now and then.  

All in all, a wonderful day.  And we get to do it again tomorrow.

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1. Rob   |   Wed Jun 27, 2012 @ 10:08AM

Thanks for the update, Dave. I look forward to news from Ukraine each day. I know that all of you are having a huge impact on the lives of the kids there.

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