During this time we also heard Dasha, our graduate from Pedagogy Department with early child development teacher certificate decided not come to join us. During summer, she started teaching English at 2 language centers and received a very high pay. We were initially shocked for we had high hopes for her in our dream. We took an extra step to rule out any miscommunication or misunderstanding to be clear on God’s will in this matter.
We did find out that her parents, especially her father was so proud that his daughter could make that much money, way over what we were offering her. We were hoping that Dasha could understand our dream and should be glad to be part of the calling that God has given us, but it did not work out that way. We made a decision not to match her salary for if the heart is not there and she cannot share our vision. We thank God that we found out before she joins us.
It was a long day, 2 ½ hours driving each way and John had to be the driver for Irma (Alec) was busy with the construction, but Lydia and Sophia were the other two that came along. So together we learned about God’s heart which was for us to move on with the kindergarten plan and to go ahead with recruiting for other teachers who map His heart. We may be disappointed at the beginning but we truly believe God’s thoughts and ways are far higher and better than ours. We look forward to His plan for us.
11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:11-12
Chuck and Ardi came to visit us to find out about our new ministry and we took them to see the kindergarten building. They have been coming to Kyrgyzstan at least for the last eight years and really have great love for the Kyrgyz people especially for the young people.
May God bless them for their love support for people of this nation.
Rev. Dave, our good friend and spiritual leader of many years, came to visit us. He was here for 4-5 days to attend a board meeting. D and J, his wife are spending most of their time helping out different part of the world of the local children’s needs and their welling being. Jayne is a very well-known author on children affairs and they have been invited by many organizations for children to speak and to teach about children issues.
This time, we only had a few hours together to catch up but we praised God for this precious time. We counted God’s blessings in each other’s life and encouraged one another for the spiritual journey that we are walking in. Most importantly was that we had time to pray for one another for God’s leading in our lives for Him and want to learn how to fight a good fight like Apostle Paul did, no matter what .