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!!!!🥰🥰😇😇
Thankful to have Amber Halteman visiting for a few days Oct 24-27. 🙏 From Blue Mtn BIC in Roxbury. She followed us in our daily tasks in the four days she was with us. We had our village program in Gârcina, children’s program at the state orphanage, and a special breakfast for the youth at church. The themes for those were “David & Jonathan” , “10Plagues” and “Generosity “. She’s a great helper & great with kids!!!! We hope she’ll come again! 👍😊💓💓
On Sunday October 13 we had the village church’s Harvest celebration. A number of churches do this in the area, to give thanks to the Lord for the season’s harvest & to come together in fellowship.🙏😇
Ours was well attended, there were 16 kids, their parents/ family members, and a good number of brothers and sisters from the church & the city church. The message by Brother Marin was to use the season of summer & fall to the fullest, spiritually, and literally. We were pleased to have guests with us from PA, Joe, Kelly , & Gail who enjoyed the day with us.
We had sarmale, juice, and yummy homemade treats 😇😇😀😀