Our dear friends!
We would like very much to tell you how the dream of our daugter Sofia came true.
For several years we struggle with her grave illness. Now Sofia is treated in a Stuttgart clinic.
Even before the disease started, Sofia dreamed of visiting Paris. The child’s dream got a response in the good hearts of the parishioners of St. Nicholas in Stuttgart.
It also got a warm response in the French capital. By the blessing of the rector of the Cathedral of Three Saints in Paris, Fr. Mark, the parishioners warmly greeted greeted, and have organized a full program, so that for our stay of a week we have not only visited sites and admire the beauty of the city, but have also been in holy places. Sophia was thrilled! Notre Dame, the Louvre, Versailles and of course – fabulous Disneyland. For a week, she has forgotten all the troubles and has been just a 13-year-old girl that got to the city of her dream.
We did not regret to leave beautiful Paris, since we got not only the memories to keep: we made friends, which we will never forget. And it may be that someday, when all the troubles are left behind, we will meet again. And of course it would be improper not to mention that this trip would never take place without your involvement, your good will and your prayers.
May God bless you,
April 2014 Sergei Ryzhov, father of Sofia