Monday, September 10, 2012

Two Days of "Firsts"

Saturday and Sunday were two days of "firsts" for our workers.  It was important to me that we treated them to some things that they had never done and would likely never get an opportunity to do in the future.  So here is a "pic heavy report" of the last couple days.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The ladies have arrived...

One of the reasons I am in Kyrgyzstan is to host a retreat/holiday for our workers in Central Asia. This year we have been able to gather 12 of them. We picked them up at the airport tonight and had dinner at a nice Chinese place and then took them bowling.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ho Ho Hold's Christmas in August in Bishkek

Another exciting day in Kyrgyzstan!  I headed off to record an inspirational message at a local radio station.  I did 15 minutes in English which will be translated into about five different languages and shot out over the radio waves and internet to many around this part of the world.  I was gentle on the translators and used very few "Sammyisms".

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

From "Down in the Dumps" to a "Darling's Destiny"

Well this morning we headed to the dump to do our "dump run".  John had ordered the contents of the care bags yesterday.

I do not know why I am surprised but the smell was nasty...and the smoke from some of it burning was nauseating to say the least. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day in Kyrgyzstan - A Day in the Fog

Okay...after 18 hours of flying...and 38 hours of no sleep....we arrived at 3:20am today.  Now, I must say that only once have I ever cleared immigration and customs as quick as we did here.  You no longer need a visa here if you are from Canada and staying 60 or less days.  So I was first in line...and bam!  Through!  Then our luggage was first to come out on belt...bam!  Hey, wait a minute are we not supposed to fill out a customs form....this is wayyyy too easy.  I have the form and am about to fill it out and I see others just walking through.  So I take my form, not a thing filled in, and follow the crowd...bam!  Through. LOL.
We got into our apartment, relaxed for like one hour and then to John & Julie Wrights for breakfast.  Here is a brief tour of our day with some pics...