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Monday, March 21, 2011

Let the countdown begin!

We have less than 3 weeks until we leave for Russia. My head is beginning to spin with all the last minute things we need to do. I just applied for my visas. What a pain they are! Ukraine didn't require visas, so this is new for me. I am ready to get out the suitcases and start packing them up! Why wait, right? I've thought about doing a little supply checklist and trying to put together some things for the orphanage. Still debating on whether to do that before this trip or before the second trip, when I will know more of what the orphanage needs. You know? Thoughts?

I ordered myself a warm jacket for the trip. It's 70 degrees outside my window here in FL, but it's 21 degrees in Nizhny Novgorod. Wow. It's hard for me to imagine being cold in a few weeks!

We are looking for a family from church to stay with during our time in Russia. I hope we can stay with a family and help them out financially, rather than just pay a hotel. Times are tough everywhere right now, why not help someone else out other than just our kiddos in Russia?


Deena said...

Maybe you could contact a Bishop in the area?

Jill said...

Deena, yes, we didn't contact the Bishop because he probably doesn't speak English, but we have contacted the mission and are emailing back and forth to see if there is a family who could host us. The issue is that most families have an apartment with 1 or 2 bedrooms. We don't want to inconvenience anyone. Hopefully it will work out. I feel that it will.