Meet Dasha, our youngest roommate, at just 8 years of age, known as Daria to her teachers and acquaintances, Dasha to her friends and family, and Dahsa Cherripasha (Dasha Turtle) to her Dad, Slava. Quite the bubbling ball of energy and excitement, like most 8 year olds, she's eager to try anything that looks fun or entertaining, with unending commentary for any adventure. She's a constant chatterbox, full of stories ranging from lunch in the cafeteria that day, to finding dragons' eggs at show and tell. We've enjoyed helping Dasha with her homework this semester; she attends an American Christian school here in Moscow, so actually speaks both English and Russian very proficiently. Her spelling and vocabulary lessons are much more fun when we reverse roles and Dasha teaches us, well, much more fun for her anyway... We're so thankful for Dasha, and have enjoyed our days seeing life through her eyes here. Please pray for Dasha, that she would listen and obey her parents, that she would grow in her knowledge of a God who cares for her and hears her every word, and that her overflowing joy for life and adventure would remain with her all of her days.
(Yes, she's literally climbing the walls... welcome to our family stay...)