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Welcome to 2022! 🇷🇴

Greetings from the Avadanei’s! 🌺 May you start this new year with hope as you grow in your faith in the Lord! Here is our summary of events from 2021; this year we hope to continue the same programs using the Gospel of Matthew in our kids clubs, some curriculum from Child Evangelism Fellowship, have some excursions for kids in summer, and hand out Christmas shoeboxes. Blessings to you and yours!

Isaiah 43:16-19 16“I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path through the sea.
17 I called forth the mighty army of Egypt with all its chariots and horses. I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned, their lives snuffed out like a smoldering candlewick.
18 “But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. 19 For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” 🌾🌿

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Getting ready for furlough.. ✈️

We got kids’ passports in the mail January 5. Woohoo! 🥳 One step closer to our family’s visit to the states in March. Four years is a long time between visiting family & friends in US thanks to Covid 🤦‍♀️😅
If you want to connect with our family while we’re stateside (likely 4-5months) send an email to

Spending March/April in the PA area, May in SC and June in NY.

Posted in village visits, Youth outreach

School supplies donation! 🏫🥳

Thank you Grace Community Church of Willow Street PA for the school supplies!! 🤗🎊🖌📒✏️

We appreciate💡how you mobilized the church combined with your summer VBS to gather needed items!! We handed out 15 bags to the children in the village of Garcina along with a donation of clothes from MBK on Friday December 31 and Friday Jan 21. We shared 7 bags with children in the village of Bargauani on Sat January 22. We have more bags to hand out. They will be put to good use! Thank you! Be blessed!

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A Stop in Bucharest🗄🗂

On Tuesday, December 21 we went down to the capital of Bucharest to do the children’s passports. It was an all day affair; we had the documents prepared beforehand and just handed them in at our appointment. All was accepted, the interview went fine, and we’ll receive passports for all three kids in two weeks! 🥳 We had a stop at the mall for lunch & The kids slept most of the way 6 hrs there and back in the car, too 😉🙌👍

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Our family car 🚗

We want to thank all who donated thru MBK towards our car; we purchased in November & did all the paperwork, insurance, etc before the Christmas season.🎄🙏🤗 A Honda CRV 2010.
Thank you! After the accident in July, it’s a blessing to go places with the whole family again. 😅🌟🙌

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Christmas skit 🎁🎄🌟

On Thursday December 23 our kids were in a Christmas play at our church, Biserica Crestina Baptista “Sfânta Treime” in Piatra Neamț. Emily was an angel & Ruben was a donkey. Be blessed! 🤗🌟🐴🎄

This song Într-un Staul Mic is like Away in a Manger.

This song Lauda-L pe El Cântând means Praise Him with Singing.

The last song of the night, O Ce Veste Minunata means O, What Good News.

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Christmas boxes in the village of Garcina! 🎁🎄

On Wednesday December 22 we held a Christmas party in the village of Gârcina where 25 people were in attendance👍☺️ heard the message of the joy of Jesus, and played some games! We were happy to share shoebox gifts with the children present and a big bag of dry goods to each family from the youth of our church!
We are so proud of the youth for their initiative in creating this food drive for those less fortunate!! 🥰🙏

Biserica Crestina Baptista “Sfanta Treime” youth group made the sacks of dry goods.
Thank you to all who made a shoebox!
Pics of each child with their box are towards the end..

Posted in Awana Saturdays, Youth outreach

Christmas boxes at the Ion Creanga Orphanage! 🎁🎄

On Saturday Dec 18 Lucian went to Ion Creanga Orphanage in our town to share the Christmas story and to hand out gifts. They were all excited. There were 30 kids who listened to the story. They had some fun games with balloons, too 😁😁 Wednesday will be at Gârcina village & Thursday our kids will be in a play at church. Thank you for your prayers!

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Shoebox 🎁 shipment received- thank you! 🙏

We received the shoebox gifts from MBK in the USA to hand out in the villages on December 11. Thank you to those involved !🙏
We’re going on 18 Dec(Sat) to Ion Creanga Orph, 22 Dec(Wed) to village of Garcina, and any left we’ll decide on other villages.
Programs in the village & orph last few weeks we’ve been using materials from Child Evangelism Fellowship to tell the Christmas story. Blessings! ♥️🎄