I can't express how great it was to be in Vladimir, Russia. I have much to post, but just not enough time right now. I definitely am missing Vladimir like crazy. I've done my share of crying over it, and I am sure I'll do some more. The people in Russia were so hospitable and welcoming that they made it feel like home. Five days in Vladimir just didn't seem like enough time. It is great seeing my family, I did miss them, but I just want to take them all back to Russia and serve there for awhile. If the Lord opens the door, I would love to go back to Vladimir and serve Mercy Ministries for the entire summer in 2008. I am still praying and seeing if there is any way to go back as just one person or if a group would have to go.
Anyway, since I don't have time to post a long thing now, you can see a few pics of our group in Russia and read Andrew's blog. Andrew is a 24 year old American from NC who has been there for 7 months and will be there for 3 years. Actually, just go read about him here, and many of the people listed there we also met, with the exception of a few. Sergei is the founder, and is so funny. We all thoroughly enjoyed his company and his goofiness. You can read about him (and his wife) on that page too.