Our Village in Russia Survived the Fires……

The Village "Sun Rise to Freedom" 8/23/2010...

Sveta and I just got back from our village. It was down right beautiful and God had smiled on the village. For you see, the fires came within less than 3 km of getting the village…

The few able bodied men that live full time in the village (that is three) plus some of the local fish farm men had a satellite system that enabled the village to pinpoint the fires. So they were able to find these fires and put them out…

According to new tales of heroic deeds in the village. These guys saved the village from certain doom. All they had was a couple of shovels and their hands to fight the fires with…

It looks like we could never had made the trip any earlier than we did because as it was we drove through km after km of burning forests on the main roads. Everywhere we went there was fire trucks and men cutting trees and spraying water. Sometimes it was 10 km or more of burned out forests and these were crown fires. The fields everywhere had huge fire breaks cut in them by the farmers and many times that is were the fire was stopped to keep it from taking  the whole field.  The city of Ryzan was enveloped in deep smoke as we drove through. But God was smiling on all and it started to rain and rain and rain… 🙂

The men in our village had a reason to be proud. They were able to do something that saved the village. Sveta and I were amazed this weekend. No one was drinking. The men were all sober and they were happy to be that way. They had a responsibility to protect the village and they took that seriously. They also all have jobs now with the fish farm…

Also another person has moved into the village and he is a college professor. His mother was a teacher in the village in the old days. It seems that he does not drink and is an intellect. The others find it important that they have his respect. So drinking has become a past, not a future… 🙂

Lets hope it stays that way…

The village never looked better and in the next few days I will post more pictures of what we saw.

So how was your weekend? Ours was fantastic…

Windows to Russia!


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