He's wanting to learn all the kids names back home and is doing a great job at it. He seems happy to be the oldest. :)
Today we got to visit Andrey's classroom. Here he is sitting at his desk. Handsome boy!
Andrey showed us some of his personal belongings today. One thing we found interesting was an old book. He said he found it when he was 11, out behind the orphanage. The pages were all wet and it had no cover. He took it inside, dried all the pages out, found a hard back cover for it and put it together. The book was an old Slavic Bible. He said he has read it and Mark said, "It is the compass that points you to God." Andrey said, "Yes, it is." Can you see how the Lord has been preparing him all along? Even back then, He was drawing Andrey unto Himself. Thank you, Jesus!
Here are my two guys playing checkers. Both are thinkers!
He did ask us to get something for him. He would like an English/Russian phrase book so he can start learning English while we are here. We are going to get one for him and take it to him tomorrow.
Spending time with him, I am amazed at how well he is going to fit into our family. Do you ever just stand back and go, "Wow, God!" You take a step of faith and watch what happens. Our amazing God! He weaves us all together to make a beautiful picture. Don't be afraid of the unknown and to take that step of faith. It may seem like you are jumping off a cliff, but the Lord has got you! Take that step and see what happens! I'm so glad Mark and I did! We are NOT the heroes.....Andrey is.
PS Mark agrees, keep your gaze on Christ.