‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Orphanage Letter!!!

Some of the kids with a local priest who came to bless them a few months ago.

I woke up this morning to this wonderful email from the Orphanage Director!Couldn't wait to share it with all of you!

Dear Кеri! Good afternoon!

Daniel has received your letter, so many thanks! He very much loves it, because he worries and wants that you have more quickly met! He grieves without you, and he is happy to hear that Nastia also waits for him. He is a better boy because he knows family waits for him!

Кеri, MANY MANY packages come from your friends in America! We have received gifts for: Katya, Sveta, Marina, Кsusha, Rosa, Lera,Sveta, Genya, Galya, Sasha, Polina...so many I cannot speak them all!

Many thanks to your friends  from children! Everyone is overjoyed, everyone is smiling. The children see that others care about them.

Some gifts we received were from someone named Mary, still many people in English we can not read the names as they are English. Also - joy! - many friends have sent a wool, yarn and needles and spokes, hooks for circles!!! From these friends please -- too thanks huge, huge!!!! The caretakers are grateful. They need these things for children!

Too many thanks come from our hearts to the hearts of our American friends!
May God give you all strength you need. We love you!



  1. Good Morming, Keri! What a beautiful letter! Can you please post the address of the orphanage or e-mail it to me. I'd love to mail a box also! Thank you. Merry Christmas!

    ~Donna Dickman Donnadman@aol.com
    (friend of Mary K. :)

  2. Such a lovely letter! And what *wonderful* news that, through your advocacy and passion, the children are starting to believe that there are people out there who care for them!

  3. Awesome. Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. That was a treat for you. It is good to know they are receiving things to make them happier.

  5. Keri,
    I would like to email you in privte about one of the little boys in the above picute. We adopted a baby girl this July from Kemerovo and she has a 9 year old brother in a different orphange and we think it might be one of the boys in the picture.my email is southpawfiddler@hotmail.com Thanks, glad to hear you had a good day

  6. What an awesome letter! I bet that made your day! :)

  7. WHat a wonderful letter to wake up to.

  8. It is so funny that you posted this - that very day I was thinking to myself "you know what would be good to send? Knitting needles and yarn." and then you post that someone has already thought of the idea!

    What kind of yarn would be good to send to them?


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