This beautiful origami bird, made by children at an orphanage in Moscow, was presented to Ruby Stewart and the Broadmoor UMW members at Ruby's Women of Faith Circle meeting last year.
Ludmilla Garbuzova, pastor of First United Methodist Church in
Moscow, Russia, was on a fundraising mission in the United States. She spoke at churches in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. She came to Shreveport to visit her good friends (and Broadmoor members) Irina and John Gibson and to speak at a UMW general meeting at Broadmoor.
Pastor Ludmilla's church members visit the orphanages in Moscoe and help
them with food, clothing and building repairs.
Pastor Ludmilla is a gifted musician and composer. She welcomes the children into her church with creative music programs. Many of these children grow up to become leaders in their own churches.