Monday, February 6, 2012

She's Going back

Jaynie's visa arrived last week. She's eagerly looking forward to returning to the central Asian country in which she served two American families as a home school teacher from August to December. With nearly her first step on the dry, dusty soil of that nation, Jaynie fell in love with the people of the area. She was especially enchanted with the local children, and enjoyed spontaneous opportunities to teach them English and drawing. Some of these children's families are so impoverished they live in the city's dumps.

Here are some photos as she transitioned in August to the country in central Asia in the company of her dad and brother, John. This hotel would be the last bit of anything approaching luxury and even comfort they would see.

Hotel in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf

The Arabs love their Arabian horses and statues of them were all over the hotel grounds

Before night fall, Jaynie, Mr. Beaver and John would have entered the capital of Jaynie's new country. All signs of civilization would have disappeared.

The first morning Jaynie was required to purchase and don a burqa. At first John helped her navigate because she lost her peripheral vision. All the women in the city in which she lives are required to wear a burqa as soon as they leave their own compound (walled area around their home). Within their own home and in the homes of friends and relatives, the women are required to keep their heads covered with a scarf.

Jaynie will be returning to Central Asia in mid-February, traveling with one of the two families she has been serving there. We will miss her dearly, but know that she is going where the Lord wants her. We will look forward to her return in early June, Lord willing.


SamUEL Finch said...

God be with you Jaynie as He leads you in the path of His service for the betterment of His Kingdom!

MacMeister said...

Praying for you as you travel and as you serve others!

Tina said...

Thank you so much for "sharing" Jaynie with us. We were so blessed by her visit. We love you, Jaynie, and will be praying for you.
Mr. and Mrs. Nix and Amber

Jane said...

Jaynie, our love and prayers go with you. Grandma and Aunt Jean