Perhaps it's Spring somewhere in the world; just not in Siberia...at least not yet! We're getting closer to above freezing temperatures...maybe just a few more days ??!!! In any case, we thought it was a great idea to show you around town. We confess our pictures don't show people; mainly because when we were taking these pictures, folks were still pretty much bundled up - you don't see many faces during the winter months. So.... ......grab a cup of coffee and sit back as you walk around our village of Horinsk.
|Coming into our village...sign says Horinsk.|
|The regional hospital as you come into town.|
|One of two auto parts stores!|
|Newer of the two gas stations.|
|Bringing gas from the city.|
|One of the many grocery stores in our village.|
|School #1.......nearest to our apartment.|
|The Post Office/Phone company/|
Internet service Offices
|WWII Memorial in foreground,|
Sports Hall and Culture Center
in the background.
|The newest Kindergarten...there are four others with|
as many as 100 children in each. The name is
"Golden Keys" and was built in six months by Chinese workers.
|Center of town with medical clinics on either side|
of this picture.
|The county library.|
|Our apartment - second floor with balcony.|
These are typical homes anywhere in Russia. Approx. 80% of these type of homes do not have central heating or water and have outside toilets as well.
“I must have walked around your building for two hours before knocking on your door!” It had been at least three weeks since Sergei had spoken with us or anyone else from the fellowship! He had made the decision to go back to that ‘old life’ of drinking and hanging around ‘friends’ that would drag him away from his ‘new life’. March 2nd Sergei decided he’d had enough….he called Kevin and with heavy feet and a very heavy heart came to our door to ask for forgiveness. We have written about Sergei and his family and of his problem with alcoholism. We’ve also written of how he has wanted to change his life; to be a better husband and father. We pray this time Sergei will stand firm in his faith and trust the only One who can make a difference in his life. PLEASE remember this family in prayer; they’re expecting their fourth child and we see them becoming a huge part in the fellowship’s future. ( We decided not to post a picture of the family because this is posted online.)
In closing, we ask that you would remember not only the family mentioned above but also a young lady from our fellowship that almost lost her arm at work. A very long story, short - they doctor here was able to save her arm. She has feeling in the arm and hand and is able to move her fingers! However, the 'pins' needed to place in her arm to stabilize the broken bones is only found in the city and after six weeks of trying to 'fix' the arm here, our friend will be going to the city for her third and hopefully final operation. PLEASE join with us in lifting this need to the only ONE that can heal in all situations. We are so grateful for the continued prayers and support you so abundantly give - THANK YOU!
Blessings from Siberia,The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Kevin and Laura
Kevin and Laura
- Ann Landers