This past October we had the privilege to travel to Central Asia. I had never been to this part of the world so I was needless to say I was beyond excited. Reed, however, had been before back in 2007. While the trip was a whirlwind (aren't they all) we managed to spend 3 days in the mountains getting to know a wonderful family. While we were there, we distributed food, clothing, and water filters to a nearby boy's home and some surrounding villages. Back in the capital we went to several schools, spent time with the local staff, visited a leper colony, and even went to a wedding. All in all it was a great trip and we both hope to go back very soon. Next week on the blog Reed will be sharing the story of one man we met named Kuzratalo.
Below you can see the whole team and the family we stayed with in the mountains. Many of the team members were able to make connections with the older boy and continue to follow up with him on facebook. (Isn't technology great!?) To the bottom right you can see the matriarch of the family, or who I like to call, Grandma. She lost her husband last year and has managed to do nothing but continue to provide for her growing family. It was a joy to get to serve alongside them. And of course I had to take a picture when I discovered a box full of Baylor Bear shirts in our clothes we brought to hand out to a local school.