Getting kicked out

Hello again from Belarus!
I think this photo report will be really interesting to you.
Some surprising new twists in the homeless ministry here in Minsk.And some fun stuff, too.
Like … bananas!

Let me suggest that you widen your browser to the max to enjoy Oleg’s photos fully.
Thanks for journeying with us!
Much love,

7 little photos, 2 huge trucks

Greetings from Karl Marx Street!
I didn’t even get to Minsk and there was already stuff to report!
Check out this tiny photo story about what you’re doing for people in need in the former Soviet Union through New Thing!
(I suggest you widen your browser to the max to enjoy the photos fully.)
Thanks for journeying with us!
Much love,
Doug Brendel

Meanwhile, in the kitchen…

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I’ve been keeping you posted on Oleg & Luda’s adventures in the USA … but meanwhile, the generosity of friends like you keeps making an impact in the former Soviet Union!

A generous couple in California saw our photo report in February from a boarding school for disabled children in Chekhovshchinskaya (first photo), and spontaneously responded to their urgent need for new kitchenware by sending an immediate gift of $1,000.

Our friends at the Music Serving the Word organization were inspired to provide the balance — another $1,400. (They had already funded a new washer and dryer for the school.)

The great acquisition has finally taken place — and here are the results! A whole commercial kitchen-ful of excellent, clean, brand-new pots, pans, plates, and everything else you need to provide 3 meals a day to 70 children.

The children and the workers are grateful, and we are grateful for all who gave toward this need … and to all who respond so generously to each and every opportunity!

Thanks for journeying with us!
More photos to come….
Much love,
Doug Brendel