Russia Team, Thursday

Today, after checking out of the Monastery hotel/guest house, we drove out into the countryside around Kostroma to the village of Karabanova to the parish of Father Georgi, who showed us around his church, took us to tour a Hospice, which is a nursing home for those elderly who have no family, and then to the Chintsy orphanage, where we had lunch (prepared by the OT staff.)

Once back in Kostroma, we had a fun time with the kids at the OT ministry center, then had dinner with the orphans and young moms, then took a much-needed walk.   At about 10:00 tonight, we’ll board the “night train to Moscow.”  Sounds like a movie, doesn’t it?

At the “Hospice”
At the Chentzy orphanage