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Day 1

PictureToday was a long travel day! After a 8 hour plane delay (luckily we knew way ahead of time!), 11 hour flight to Paris, 4 hour flight to Moscow, and 3 hour drive to Ryazan, the team finally got to crash about 5 am local time!

Despite the exceeding late arrival, team was in great spirits today for the devotionals this morning. We spent the beginning part of the day shopping for camp supplies. We then had a wonderful meal at a local cafe with our three translators (Ann, Helen, and Lena). It was fantastic to have borscht at the first real meal in Russia!

PictureIn the afternoon, we had a tea party with the orphan graduates. It was such a blessing to have around 20 kids at the ministry center hanging out with us. We played some
question / answer games, connect 4, checkers, and some quality time talking with the kids. The evening concluded after a nice dinner with some of the kids at a local cafe.

The team had a fun time today but have great hopes tomorrow as we plan to enter the day with more rest and eager anticipation in what God has in store tomorrow!