Later in the week I will be blogging about our International Ladies' Day banquet which will be held tomorrow. However, for those who receive this in time, please be praying for the salvation of those who are unsaved that will be there.
I am specifically praying for Dr. Alla, the head ear-nose-throat doctor for children who took care of my Brianna nearly three years ago when her eardrum ruptured. Dr. Alla was very harsh with me (like most doctors here tend to be). I was going through a very emotional time anyway with my infant daughter,... but Dr. Alla made me cry! The Lord spoke to me, and showed me that I needed to (emotionally) step away from the situation and see Dr. Alla as a soul in need of Christ. I have since formed a friendship with her, and, even though she would never attend our church because of her deep Orthodox religion, she will come to the "extras" our church holds. At last year's Ladies' Banquet, she had worked the entire night before, ran home to shower, then came to our big event. Talk about really wanting to be there! She has promised to come again this year, and I am earnestly praying that will be saved. I know that every salvation is a miracle, but, to me, her salvation would be a HUGE miracle!
Now, I will continue on with our tour of the baby orphanage. Here are some pictures of the smaller toys I saw. Some of these things are homemade and just, oh, so creative!