It was raining and cold this morning, but we set out to learn the metro (subway) and made it across town without any trouble. Learning to sound out cyrillic letters has proven to be a good thing. We were able to determine our locations and figure out how to get to the next station. Google Translate has been big help in figuring out some of the words we see on a regular basis.
We didn't visit the orphanage today, but took a day to go to church and fellowship with others. We connected with an American that lives here and attended their church service this morning at Calvary Chapel here in K.
It was a great message about thanking God, even in our trials, because God can use those even those trials for an better purpose in our lives. When we pray and we don't get the answers that we want, we still need to be thankful because many times if we were given that which we asked for, it would cause us more trouble for us. We should still be thankful, even if the answer is no. God has a better plan for us if we will be still, be quiet and listen to Him and follow his leading.
A group of us went to have Mexican food for a late lunch. It really wasn't too bad, considering your 6000 miles from your favorite Tex-Mex places back home! We got tips on a couple of other places to try while we are here.
On the way back, we found a children's store around the corner from our apartment and picked out a toy that we hope the girls will like to play with. We'll head back to the orphanage tomorrow for our next visit.