We've been making a little progress on the land we hope to build a rehab center on.
With the culvert in place, we can now drive onto our land. So far we've just planted a garden. Please pray that we are able to start building before winter comes.
Life Skills lessons in one of the orphanages is going well. The youth seem to enjoy cooking lessons more than anything else, but we do cover a variety of subjects.
Here we are making some soups and salads.
We use various games as part of our teaching. Got to keep things interesting.
Sometimes our techniques make the supervisors wonder about us.
But as long as we can teach about important things, that's O.K. with us.
We also helped to coordinate a training for drug/alcohol rehab workers.
It was attended by people from various churches that have interest in starting rehab centers or improving the ones they have.
Some Teen Challenge instructors came from the States to lead the teaching.
Please remember to pray for us and the Lord's work in Russia.
The Eshelman Family
P.S.: Other news on the web:
More than 30% of all deaths in Russia in 2012 were attributable to alcohol, according to WHO data crunched by the OECD. That’s by far the highest among the nations it tracked.
Russians live some of the shortest lives in any large economy. Life expectancy for a Russian man was roughly 65 years in 2012, compared to 76 years for the US and 74 for China.
http://qz.com/403307/russia-is-quite-literally-drinking-itself-to-death/ (We can say that that our personal experiences here cause us to believe the statistics are accurate).
The Russian Orthodox Church did not attend a gathering of the Orthodox Churches in Crete
Russian track and field team banned from Rio Olympics