Belarusfollowup1: Dr. Karen Lemke gives Mariya Barankevich the $550.45 in donations she and her students collected at St. Joseph’s College this month. The money went to the First Russian Baptist Church of Gorham to give Christmas gifts and cheer to children in Siberia and Belarus.

Belarusfollowup2: From left: Katherine Lausier, Mariya Barankevich and Dr. Karen Lemke look over Christmas cards made by orphans in the former Soviet Union. Lemke and her students exchanged cards and holiday cheer with the youngsters, although most of her students need a translator to read the messages that came back.

Belarusfollowup3: These Christmas cards were made by orphans in the former Soviet Union. Dr. Karen Lemke of St. Joseph’s College and her students exchanged cards and holiday cheer with the youngsters, although most of her students need a translator to read the messages that came back.

Belarusfollowup1: Dr. Karen Lemke gives Mariya Barankevich the $550.45 in donations she and her students collected at St. Joseph’s College this month. The money went to the First Russian Baptist Church of Gorham to give Christmas gifts and cheer to children in Siberia and Belarus.Belarusfollowup2: From left: Katherine Lausier, Mariya Barankevich and Dr. Karen Lemke look over Christmas cards made by orphans in the former Soviet Union. Lemke and her students exchanged cards and holiday cheer with the youngsters, although most of her students need a translator to read the messages that came back.Belarusfollowup3: These Christmas cards were made by orphans in the former Soviet Union. Dr. Karen Lemke of St. Joseph’s College and her students exchanged cards and holiday cheer with the youngsters, although most of her students need a translator to read the messages that came back.


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