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... Anyway, it was too far to drive in one go so we stopped off at a lake on the way and camped there for the night, again with a handful of Bulgarian fishermen! The sunset was beautiful, which Logan missed as he was snoozing due to taking anti-histamine to combat the swelling from the bee sting! Very relaxed day and night.
... But no, that seemed too much. By the way: after I had
looked at our bikes (standing outside unguarded) a few times, I was told
that they were safe. The whole family was responsible for our safety.
And it worked.
That afternoon we still managed some more kilometers
and found a silent spot for a good sleep. This prepared us for a steep
climbing of (again) the Balkan Mountains, now going from North ...
... then it was over - almost as quickly as we had secretly hoped it might be (we were a bit apprehensive, especially as iron gates were locked behind us).Saying our goodbyes and heading or the relative safety on the van, we then dropped off another cargo of Christmas boxes in the delightful little church just down the road, we suddenly felt we had made a group of hardened individuals laugh and (we hope) brought them some joy ...
... that there are people who care and who want to help them. This is satisfying turn of events as we were worried about how we might find these families. Was that a chance meeting at the petrol between Miryana and Ivan? I'm not really one for conicidence. I believe God has us in His hands and this is yet another example of His timing and provision.
This brings us to the end of this year’s ...
... helped to keep 50 children free from damp and cold for the last two winters. Sad to say that the Trust staff are probably the closest thing to friends that these people have. Despite the general unpleasantness of the place it is still the closest thing to a home outside of Lipnitsa that the children have and now they are being forced to leave. We met Ani, who at 20 days old, is about to become homeless.
There may be a silver lining here. More of the children ...