Sunday, July 31, 2011

Krasnoyarsk Day 1

The past 3 days have been a blur, in fact, I think we actually lost a day somewhere. It is Monday morning here in Siberia. We arrived at the Krasnoyarsk airport at 8:00 yesterday morning. From there we went to our apartment and laid down for a nap......that nap turned into almost 10 hours of sleep. We woke up, got showers (so happy to smell normal again), and then headed out to buy a few groceries and eat dinner. We had a difficult time trying to find a place to exchange our money for rubles. Of course no one speaks English, but we knew that would be the case. We ate dinner at California Pizza.......we didn't know what to order but the cook nodded and gave us a simple pepperoni pizza! It was pretty good and it was super cheap! We got a whole pizza and 2 drinks for less than $10! We walked around the city a bit and then came back to the apartment to rest some more. We are trying very hard not to look like tourists, but I am not sure it's working!

We soon realized that it was church time in S.C., so we called using facetime on our phones....IT WORKED! We were able to chat with our church peeps and they were able to hook the phone up to the speakers during service. Curt did morning announcements from Russia!!!! We also were able to watch most of the service.

We just skyped with the kiddos, they were very excited. I don't think I have ever been so happy to see toothless grins!!! We miss everyone and are looking forward to seeing you all soon. We will travel to see our little girl in just a few hours.....I cannot explain the feelings I have. I have been praying all morning for her heart, that God would go ahead and calm her down and prepare her for our arrival. Please continue praying for all of us! God is getting ready to completely rock our world. We are never going to be the same after this experience. The lyrics "break my heart for what breaks YOURS" are screaming in my head. Break us Lord, break me!!!!

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