Last Friday we had our first meeting in the village of Garcina since the virus ended. The kids were so happy to see us, we caught up, played some games in the yard, ate cherries off the trees 🍒 and told the story of how Jesus cared for the children. The two orphanages where we’ve been involved (Casa Ray & Ion Creanga) are still not open to visitors, just to their staff. We have some plans for events with teens this summer as our camps are not able to happen. Thank you for the prayers & continue to lift up our town in prayer!💝🙏
With the grace and leading of God, our family was able to purchase a small piece of land two years ago and started construction last May. This came as an answer to prayer after living in a few different rented apartments for five years and not having something our family could invest In in the long run.
We’ve been living here for seven months, making it more like home, and we’re very grateful for the fresh air and beauty of God’s creation all around us. We were able to get a small house loan from a private business lender which we began paying back in January. It’s a 10 year loan. After much consulting and discussing about our family’s future with our director, Luke Holtry, and others, we decided on this course of action. The land has 545 square meters, is a 10 minute drive outside our city Piatra-Neamt and the house has 160 livable square meters. We found a local construction company and some friends who were able to help with the painting and electrical wiring. It is good and pleasant when brothers work together! 🙏
If you would like more information about the house or our loan, please email us or our director Luke, firstname.lastname@example.org or lukeholtry @yahoo.com. God bless you & yours!💖
“This is what the Lord says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without people or animals.” Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither people nor animals, there will be heard once more 11 the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the Lord, saying,
“Give thanks to the Lord Almighty,
for the Lord is good;
his love endures forever.”
For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the Lord.“
Jeremiah 33: 10-11
🙏🙏We pray you are making this unprecedented time useful & trusting in the Lord to reveal his promises that there will be good to come. He is always faithful and never changing from beginning to the end.
With cancellation of all our children’s meetings this Spring, have taken this time to teach our children the Easter story in a meaningful way, we’ve played more, done more crafts, and have been more intentional with correction. It’s been a fruitful time! If you are a parent, we pray YOU can also parent with the help of the Holy Spirit so God’s love fills our/ your house. We pray in this new normal we can find ways to reach out to those in our corner of the world and encourage them in their belief in God. How can we pray for your family in this time?🙏🙏🙏
Our camps are cancelled for the summer, because of meeting restrictions at the campgrounds and distancing. We are hoping to do some outreaches over the summer in some villages.
Outreach at the Ion Creanga State Orphanage in our city has been cancelled since March, waiting to hear when we can start visiting again. Looking forward to teaching them stories from the flannel graph again. 🤗🤗🤗😁😁
Praise God, we had an online meeting with a church in Lancaster in early May and it was encouraging and fruitful.💖
Praise God, our home church in Piatra-Neamt has had open-air sermons for three weeks. In two more weeks they will hold indoors. May our church and the church members shine God’s light 💖
Please pray for Cristina, a teenaged helper of ours, as she decides what to do after high school. She helps us at the IC Orphanage. 💖
Please pray for Anita a worker from Casa Ray Orphanage, who was diagnosed with Covid two weeks ago. She is feeling better. 💖
- It’s that time again, time to plan for camp!!
There is uncertainty for the summer activities we have planned because of the Continue reading “Youth Camp in Suceava, Ro 2020!”
Please pray for Romania , schools closed until after Easter, the 19th April to help with the spreading. Meetings in closed spaces are cancelled, including church. There are 277 confirmed cases in the whole country as of 3/20/2020. The Orphanage in our town has declined all outside visitors at this time. We’ve postponed all our other activities with the kids for the time being to prevent the spread of the disease. We are okay so far, just spending more time together 🙂 Pray for the elderly and weaker immune systems & beef up the Vit C!🙏🙏
Dear Friends, family, and sponsors,
In December we had three places that we went to and shared the good news & Christmas shoeboxes. We started in the village of Garcina on the 14th, then the center “Together Again” for homeless on 19th, and on the 20th went to Ion Creanga Orphanage in the city where we have a children’s program.
Gârcina : Very happy to share 50 Christmas boxes with precious children in the village of Gârcina on Saturday! 🎁 After the kids’ program of poems and carols, we had some more carols, a message, and fruit cake and juice! 🎄🌟🍹🙏
Thank you to all those who were involved!!!
Together Again Center : Happy to share 40 shoebox gifts yesterday with the center “Together Again“ , a city center for homeless people and their children. It was great to see their joyful faces as they put on their program !!
Ion Creanga Orphanage : What fun! ✨😇🎄 Sharing 50 shoeboxes with the Ion Creanga Orphanage with our friends the Quo Vadis Choir. They came at our invitation to do a Christmas concert at our church & then helped us give out these boxes. Thankful for their enthusiasm! Thanks to all who made a box! 🎁🎁
On Friday December 6 we held a family banquet at our church Biserica Creștina Baptista Piatra Neamț, like last year, to encourage church families. There were 20 families, including 10 children, the meal was chicken Marsala & roasted potatoes, and the youth pastor had a message on family. It was a great time of fellowship and especially fun to see the young girls from youth group handling the group of children!
Then on Thursday December 19, we invited the Quo Vadis choir to come & give a Christmas concert at our church. It was well attended & set our hearts on the Christmas message. 💕🎄
Look who made a box! 📦👀😀
The boxes arrived in Piatra-Neamt this morning. Thank you to all who were involved! A special thanks to GCC of Willow Street PA who made over 200, we have the opportunity to share that abundance with many. 🤗 The Avadanei family looks forward to sharing many Christmas shoeboxes & message of the love of Jesus in the coming weeks with children in Garcina, Negresti, Ion Creanga orphanage, & DGASPC Neamț I-uri social housing. Thank you for those who got involved through MBK! Merry Christmas !! 🎄
Two Saturdays ago, we helped at a Youth Conference that’s held every two years for youth in our county and two other counties nearby. Blessed time together, some youth were in our youth camp over the summer and we were glad to get to see them!! Luci did logistics, Rebecca was part of the worship time, and the rest of the team worked well. Over 100 youth. Guest speaker was from Bucharest a colleague of Teo’s from Seminary. Held at our church. Biserica Baptista Sfânta Treime Piatra Neamț. 🙏⛪️
Message was on learning responsibility & boundaries/what are healthy limits!!!!🥰🥰😇😇