Students Help us Help Students!

As mentioned on Friday, Mary and Harry Preston have been working on an initiative to make improvements at School # 1 in Chausy.  They have completely upgraded the classroom for the grade two class.  Here, Harry and Mary pose with the children in the class and their new desks and chairs.

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They also installed new bookcases in the back of the Continue reading

Easter in Belarus

It was 20 degrees C and sunny here today with a nice breeze blowing.  Unfortunately we still do not have permission to deliver so after some time spent organizing boxes in the gym and making sure everything was ready a few of us went to Mogilev for a little tour.  Since this is Orthodox Easter weekend, most of our drivers, interpreters and families are celebrating and spending time with family, so it became a bit of a free day.

Here is picture of the new Orthodox church in Mogilev taken yesterday afternoon.  There is a line up of hundreds of people waiting to be blessed by the priest for Easter.

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We walked down a beautiful shopping street that is closed to Continue reading

Orphanage Awesomeness!

We had a wonderful day with the children of the Chausy Orphanage!  There are a lot of new faces at the orphanage and many new younger children participated in a concert that was held for us.  Here two of the new children at the Orphanage, who will also be coming to Brockville this summer, join in a song.

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The 3 oldest girls in the Orphanage will be graduating later this Spring and all 3 of them have been tremendous Continue reading