Yesterday afternoon the phone rang. What joy when I heard the thick Russian accent of our dear friend Igor on the other end of the line. Igor and his wife Olga are Russian missionaries. Igor pastors a church there and they both minister to many orphanages in their home country. They are missionaries through ICM (Intensive Care Ministries) whose purpose is to train up third world pastors to be able to teach inductive and expository Bible studies.
We met them through our church quite a few years ago now. There was just an instant connection between us. We truly love hanging out together. When they arrived at the door, kids ran from all different parts of our house to give them a big hug. What a blessing it is that my children have the opportunity to have friends to speak with who live in another country. What an added bonus that these precious friends of ours have made the choice to spread the gospel around the world and for a brief moment can share their lives with us.
I made the kids take a picture, they were in different stages of putting on their pj's. My older kids asked me to make this disclaimer.