I had a decision to make – do I stay in Bishkek or do I go? I stayed, and believe that was the right choice. Not an easy one, though.  Some of my friends with whom I had contact with had symptoms a few weeks back which may have been the virus, so I was advised to quarantine for 14 days.  I just got literally to the end of my self-isolation, only for the Government to announce a full lockdown!  So now, I don’t know how long it will be before I can get out!

The lockdown in Biskek means that we can only go out between 7am and 8pm, and only for 3 reasons;

  1. For groceries
  2. To the pharmacy
  3. To see a doctor

We have to fill out a ‘journey card’ stating where we live, proof of residency, time we plan to leave our house, time we plan to return, and the address we are going to!  There are police checking everywhere.

I really would like to just pop out for some fresh fruit and vegetables, but also the problem is that the price of these has become so expensive now, so I not sure what I am going to do.

I and some missionary friends have been reaching out to other single girls – calling them, playing games online, seeking to bless and encourage them.

One thing perhaps current circumstances means is that we each have ‘more time alone with our Lord’.

Every blessing and prayers from lockdown in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia

Suzannah