Today, we took the 2 hr. trip up to Andreyevo to see Valya. We got to spend 3 hours with Valya, with a translator the whole time. In future visits, we may not have a translator. We hung out in a playroom in her dorm.
Today, we used the laptop to show her more pictures of our relatives, school, town, and state. We taught her to play Uno. She had never played that before. We took a bunch of food treats for her to keep.
We had a nice visit. She really didn't have many questions. That will come as she gets to know us better, I'm sure. We tried to explain the paperwork process to her a little bit. Basically told her that it will be awhile before we are able to take her home.
After we left, we got to Odessa in time to see Sergey for a little while. We played games with some of the children there at #4.
Monday, at 7:00 am, we leave for Valya's sister's orphanage. It is a 3-hr. drive one way. It is in Ukraine, but we will go through the country of Moldova to the west. We hope to clear a roadblock to Valya's adoption. Please continue to pray for us. We've received several emails from our dear friends back home who have added us to their prayer lists. We greatly appreciate your concern for us and Valya.
Here's a few pictures from today.
Homework in the car ride back to Odessa.
Games and a movie at #4.
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