Lissie is pictured here nearly a decade ago at age 10 with her newly adopted Russian sisters, Cassandra (l) and Jaynie. Fast forward to current day and you'll find her on a return flight from St. Petersburg, Russia. As far as we know her first flight is in the air! She's spent the last 10 days in St. Petersburg, Russia, working with orphans and street children with an organization called Orphan Outreach.
Her flight from St. Petersburg to Frankfort left Russia at 6 am Russia time this morning (9 pm central). The driver picked the group up at 3 a.m.!!! From Frankfort she'll fly to Chicago. We hope to get to hear her voice for the first time since she left soon after her arrival in the Windy City (about mid morning).
She then flies from Chicago to Minneapolis and then on to our home town. Lord willing, she'll reach our airport around 4 PM. What a day!
Lissie has dreamed of working in Russian orphanages for about five years and has studied Russian extra hard as part of that dream. She left St. Petersburg so grateful to God for the experience! We're eager to hear her stories when she returns and isn't too tired to tell them!:)
We'd be so grateful for your prayers for her safe arrival, that she would bounce back quickly, that she would avoid illness and that she would get a quick jump on her college work. Thanks, friends!