Our group is smaller this year, less students and staff and two of the Sashas had gone away for the weekend, the newest one to get his belongings and the other to visit his sister. May or may not be his actual sister, could be cousin or friend from the orphanage we have discovered over the years. However we leave in two and half weeks and the first Saturday in September we are hosting a wedding in the same room, so really could not delay longer.
|our bride and groom are playing "tennis" pingpong|
It took an hour to get everything and everyone ready to eat, I should have gotten better plates, as they were bending under the weight as they went down the line. I dished out the meat so everyone got one piece.
We had a guest speaker, Andrey Spak, who spoke to the students between dinner and dessert (and enjoyed dinner too). He often spoke at student church and does a church youth program in the village.