ExxonMobil Russia team visits our Dacha
Last Tuesday, fourteen Russian guests from ExxonMobil Russia visited our Vladimir Dacha where they worked together with eleven older orphans. The cool weather was perfect for working outside: the team extended the fence by 100 feet, laid the foundation for a gazebo, picked weeds around potatoes and berry bushes. Such a "Day of Care" has become a tradition but this is the first time it took place at the Dacha. Working together, cooking and sharing a meal, and visiting with each other by the camp fire helped strengthen friendships. The team brought a camera crew and interviewed some of the kids. The guests also brought gifts, including buckets, watering cans, tools, dishes, and construction materials - all very important, says Andrei - and the kids presented the quests with souvenirs they had made themselves. It was hard to leave and many guests shared that they wanted to come back. Every visit makes orphans feel less alone. When can they expect you?