These are various images of the places we went in Russia
pretty church in 1998
it was in 1998 when we went to Alexandrovsk when we saw this church across the street. I think that the year before was when they were allowed to start building new churches in Russia. We didn't realize it at the time, now I see how new it was!
not an image of Russia, however some of the stuff that I took to the baby home
this was some of the stuff that I packed to take with me. Mostly we pack for the workers because you know if the people who care for the children are happy, then that happiness passes on to the children naturally.
The children in the Baby home actually have plenty of food and clothing. They can always use children's versions of medicine (but get Svetlana to translate the directions for them or they may administer it incorrectly). What the children really need are loving arms and when you take care of the people who care for them it is like taking care of them.