Posted in crafts, Summer camp, village visits

Children’s Camp 2017 ~ Brasov, Romania!

Just got back from Children’s Camp August 21-25 in Brasov, Romania !! 🇷🇴🏞
Was good weather, mostly well behaved, and we had fun! We had 20 kids and 15 adults, half making the food and half of them providing activities for the kids. Lessons were on Moses, the Great Leader! The kids learned a lot about the burning bush, God’s plan, the plagues, and 10 commandments! We learned a cool song, too about crocodiles in the Nile. 👍 Thank you all for the prayers!  🏞😎☀️👴🏻

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Posted in Just Us

How God Works…

Most of the time we write about the ministry activities. But today I’d like to tell you a story from our personal lives to show you how God works behind the scenes, too!

We went on a family vacation two weeks ago to the beach. It was great and we all had a fun time!  When we were heading back, our car broke down. The following hours were strenuous but also amazing to see how God works and puts people together. We had heard about a family who are missionaries there with three children. They are from another part of Romania, but working with the church and some village ministries in that particular town where we broke down. Because we had to wait many hours for the parts for our car and for the shop to fix it, they invited us to their house to wait! We were so blessed! We had a lovely fellowship, Emily got to play with the girls, they fed us, and most importantly we waited in the air-conditioning in the 90 degree weather! The Lord works in mysterious ways sometimes, and sometimes our hardships are blessings in disguise. We are thankful to have met that family, to have shared common stories, and hope if the Lord brings a problem like that in our path, we can serve in the same measure. ❤️🙏

I sometimes get caught up in the day to day, and sometimes I get discouraged if there are problems, but I must remember that God has a plan in all things! He wants to teach us in every moment!😊👍

Thank you Jesus!!!

Posted in Summer camp, village visits, Youth outreach

Youth Camp 2017 went Great!!

We just returned from our Youth camp in the mountains, and it was great!  We had 65 participants and 20 Leaders in the beautiful Voronet, Romania! 🇷🇴 Two professions of faith. Great discussions from the studies.  Daily discussions were on authority, why is there suffering, not beating around the bush(sex), and salvation. Thank you to all who made this happen for the youth in our county !!

Thank you for your prayers. The leaders melded well, were available to the participants, and understood what we had to do. The participants genuinely enjoyed witnessing God in what we studied.

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ~John 8:32

If you would like to view the video:

 

Announcement: we are looking for some like-minded folks to provide an additional $500 for Children’s camp in order to function. The exchange rate fell from 4.2lei/$1 what it was in May/June to 3.80lei/$1 is what it is now and now we realized we don’t have quite enough. Please prayerfully consider getting involved! Pray for the Children’s camp August 21-25 with kids from the village, learning about Moses’ life as a leader. Thank you & God bless!! ✝️

Send donations to:
My Brother’s Keeper
PO Box 11
Roxbury PA 17251
Write “Avadanei camp” on memo line.

Thank youuu! 🙂

Posted in Casa Ray Orphanage, Summer camp, village visits, Youth outreach

Looking forward to Camp 2017!

Great news! We have received all of our sponsorships for our two camps this summer, praise the Lord!! 🙂

Now please be praying for youth camp that starts in a week and a half, with the theme “Beyond Appearances,” verse John 8:32.  Pray for us as we minister to the 70 participants, but also for that participants themselves to meet God.

You can also be praying for our Children’s Camp we’ll be having August 21-25!  It will be with 25 children from the Village where do ministry, Garcina, and the theme is about Moses.    Thank you for your help and your prayers !!

Had fun helping out at a VBS at the Casa Ray Orphanage two weeks ago!  A team from Lancaster, PA came to share their time with the kids.  Their theme was on getting wisdom 👍😊

Top from left: Luci explains a game; Denisa’s craft a wise owl; Dumi & Cristina’s activity for learning about controlling the tongue; some of the adolescent girls; staff/ American team / children of Casa Ray.

Posted in village visits, Youth outreach

Children’s Day 2017 in Garcina!

International Children’s Day in the village of Garcina went well!  This event happened on June 2 in the courtyard of the village church, after we had had an event June 1 at the Elena Doamna Orphanage. We had 42 children (a good number of those we’ve never seen before!), 75 people in all including parents, helpers, and church members.  We stayed 5 hours playing volleyball, water games, giving out shirts, and having a meal together. The message our pastor had was about how to build a good foundation in their youth, so they’ll grow up well- avoiding sin’s temptation.  He had an illustration with a bee- a small boy caught a bee with a knife.  The bee bit him on the hand, and then the stinger stung him… Kind of like sin- it bites and stings when we don’t expect it!  The kids listened well!  Praise God we were able to share the gospel!

We had so much fun in Garcina for Children’s Day ! Recently we had a fundraiser to help demolish an old building on the church’s land – and now see how well the space is used! 🙂  Praise God !!

Posted in Awana Saturdays, crafts, Youth outreach

Children’s Day at Elena Doamna Orphanage 2017!

International Children’s Day is on June 1!  Today we had an event with 25 children in the Elena Doamna orphanage and tomorrow we have another event where we have a weekly village program. We’ve done like we have in years past, with a BBQ cookout, games, and time in the sun.

Pray for tomorrow’s event, as we have invited the parents of children who come to our program, also brothers and sisters from the church, that it will be a good turnout and if we have opportunity to speak of God, that we would speak clearly. Thank you for your prayers.

Today’s event went well, good turnout, kids behaved well, no injuries, even the weather was nice!  God was with us and gave us grace! 👍

 

 

Posted in Summer camp, village visits, Youth outreach

Camps for Summer 2017!

The themes for this year’s camps have been picked!! For Youth camp, 24-29 July in Suceava county, Romania, we will be studying “Beyond Appearances” verse John 8:32, and for Children’s camp, August 20-24 in Brasov county, Romania, we will be studying “Moses, the Great Leader!”

So far, we have 40 sponsorships, and we are looking for a total of 70 to do the two camps.
Be in prayer for these weeks, or COME with your group!  Thank you for your prayers!

See last year’s video here.