We want to announce we will be collecting shoebox gifts through MBK for Christmas to hand out in our programs, now through Oct. 19! 🎄
Send boxes to:
My Brother’s Keeper
Mail: PO Box 11
UPS: 10948 Roxbury Rd
Roxbury, PA 17251
Please make the boxes no more than 3.5 lbs in a regular shoebox or plastic bin, and include $6.00 each box for shipping.
Boxes can contain:
T-shirt, pajamas, socks, scarf, mittens, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, cars, doll, watch, stickers, School items, sweets.
If the box is gender/age specific please write on the outside. Thank you!! 🎁 We will use them in Christmas programs we do with the kids at the Ion Creanga Orphanage and village of Garcina. Send in by Oct. 19!
Check out the video from this year’s Youth Camp! The theme was “180° A Radical Change” verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17 “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come.” Using Paul’s conversion and missionary journeys.
We had a great time learning about Paul’s conversion, his passion in service, and ultimately his martyrdom for the gospel. We selected this topic for the 62 participants to know that they too can have a “180°” and turn their life around to serve God with a great passion the rest of their days.
Our week was filled with sunshine, games, bible studies, worship and great camp food! We enjoyed worshipping with some popular songs that have been translated in Romanian; “Old Church Choir” “Chainbreaker” and “Who You say I Am” among others. Our speaker was a pastor from Suceava who explained well the things of the gospel for teens to understand! We especially enjoyed the Treasure Hunt on Tuesday fabricated by youth leader Gary! Thank you for your involvement! 🌲🌲🗺🤸♂️😎☀️🏃🏻🏞
Will post pictures after the week. We are thrilled we can take youth from our city, villages nearby, and in the next county again to hear relevant things about the Bible in camp. Pray for the youth we take from 26-31 August as we learn “180°, A Radical Change” about the testimony and ministry of Paul. We hope it inspires some new ones to Christian service. We thank you! 🙏
The theme for this year’s youth camp is called “180° a Radical Change: Paul’s conversion and missionary experience” with the week’s verse focusing on 2 Corinthians 5: 17 ” If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come.”
We are going August 26-31 to the mountains of Voronet, Romania with 65 youth from our church, orphanages, and the surrounding area where work is being done. Pray for ears to hear the call!! 👂🙏
The last few months have brought us into summer full swing, with more warmth, and lots of rain. :))
In the last months, we have been meeting regularly with our children’s groups in orphanage and village, & youth group in the city. In the weekly children’s ministry in village of Garcina we are almost finished with 12 lesson Youth Alpha course. They’ve liked it. We also had a special celebration there Sunday May 12 for the village church’s 10 year anniversary. We had a choir from south of Romania come to visit, with Eduard Teodorescu as director. They toured in the States with MBK a few years ago. There were a number of children from our program & their parents who came to the celebration service & meal afterwards! And the group was very warmly welcomed by our church in the city for the evening service.
Church’s 10-year anniversary celebration in village of Garcina 5/12/19.
In the weekly orphanage children’s program at Ion Creanga Orphanage in Piatra Neamt, we have seen increase in numbers, from 15-17 in Feb-March to 18-30 children coming now. We have been doing flannelgraph stories on the Miracles of Jesus. They’re really interested! They’ve not seen something like that before. In general they’ve been good at listening since the fall, now getting better at responding to questions we ask after story. Some have memorized verses and still know them. We took a group of our regulars (15) out to McDonald’s in April to reward their attendance.
Thank you for the prayers for the area we are working with. We hope the time spent with these children & youth will have a great impact on their future relationships with God & others. 🙏
A family trip to Red Lake, 1 hour West of our city.