We are Lucian and Becca Avadanei, a young couple bent on orphan ministry. We met while both of us were involved in ministry to Romanian children, and decided to team up in our efforts to help orphans and abandoned children discover who they are. Now, we are serving together in Children and Youth Outreach in Romania under the organization My Brother’s Keeper Ministries. Follow us on our blog and learn how you can pray for the children.
We chose to do this ministry this year instead of having two camps like in previous years, because there hasn’t been VBS in a number of years. We learned about the Kingdom of Heaven with parables from Matthew 13 with children ages 5-15. Overall we met with 140 kids during the week. Each morning we held a program at the church for two hours with church kids and orphanage kids, between 40-50 kids each day. Each afternoon we went to a different village with a smaller Baptist church and shared our message there too. Between 10-60 kids. Every night we did something special with the youth group too, from Biserica Baptista in Piatra Neamt and our guest Bob Webb gave talks on the theme. The kids had a fun time learning about pirates , treasure, and saving for the Kingdom of Heaven!
~Pray for Youth Camp in two weeks as we take 70 youth from our church and surrounding area. Psalm 119:105 “Thy Word is a lamp to my feet and a light unto my path.” Praise the Lord because we have all our kids sponsored. Thanks! Xx
which will take you to a MBK Paypal donation page for the Avadanei family. This is how they’re handling online donations until the website is up and running. You can then specify exactly what its for ie: camp or project, in the text box. Thank you and have a wonderful summer!
We had a fine Children’s Day gathering in the village of Garcina on Friday. We had 30 children/ 60 people total at our BBQ, we ate, played games, and heard a message from our Pastor on keeping Heaven in our hearts. The kids ate cake and each got a present at the end. We were happy to see our regular children who come to our program, as well as 3 new faces. Click on the date to see more. Continue praying that God shines His light in the village!
Our theme has been decided, our speaker has been chosen, and 12 of the 20 leaders met recently for a Leaders Retreat to discuss sub-themes for what we’re going to talk about at camp this summer August 27- September 1, 2018 (School always starts mid-September here) ! ⛺️☀️🌾 🎾
The theme will be “Discovering God’s Will” using verse Psalm 119: 105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” and our speaker is Paul Baxendale, a pastor from England who has had connections in Romania and with our church in Piatra Neamt for the past five years. Paul will lead the messages in the evenings, and with the help of a translator be around to answer questions the youth have.
We are still looking for 51 sponsorships for teens to come to our camp this year! We are only having one camp this year, as opposed past two years of having one for youth and one for children, and focusing on investing in the youth. For children in our area, we will do a VBS in July. You may send your $120 donation for camp to My Brother’s Keeper, PO Box 11, Roxbury PA 17251, and be sure to write “Avadanei camp 2018” on the memo line. Thank you for making a difference in a teen’s life this summer! ☺️ ⛺️
We have been made aware of a need that an orphan teen that we know has. She is a student at a University in Bucharest and is in need of $250 to pay a tax for school. She has almost finished her first year.
Anyone able to help out I invite them to give to our PayPal account here. Thank you 😊
Ioana C. had come to our programs when she was younger, when we held them at the Elena Doamna State Orphanage. She is enthusiastic and a friendly girl, interested in her education to help her for her future. Thank you! 😊
Sadly, we have learned that brother Frank Gribble has passed away a few weeks ago. He was our speaker at youth camp last year, and had enjoyed many years of mission in Romania together with our church in Piatra Neamt. We enjoyed his wit, his stories, and his devotion to the youth, and he will surely be missed!
Please keep his family, his wife and two sons, and his church family in your prayers ! Thank you! 🙏
We’ve been back in Romania now from our furlough a month and a half. We’re back into our ministry and family routine, and one new thing this spring is that Emily has started preschool! Another news is that Rebecca is expecting,(5 months) so we want Emily to be occupied when mommy is with the baby in the fall. 🙂 Luci is continuing with nursing school (2nd year) and youth group & mentoring some teens, and I am giving English lessons 3 times a week. We are also still doing our Awana program in the village of Garcina on Saturday, and now that we’ve been back we are making up for lost time! The kids there felt our absence for four months, and now we’re trying to repair. We’ve taken them to the park and played volleyball & had pizza, and we are pouring into new songs and reviewing material they have learned with us. A typical week for us:
Also on some days, Luci meets with a group of young people for breakfast & prayer before school, 6:30-8am.
We hope the Lord is guiding you & your families as well in things that please Him. Remember Daniel 1: 8-16 where it says how Daniel chose how to stay pure. “But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.” Keep in your prayers our camp in August for young people, the theme is going to be “How to Discover the Will of God”, and a VBS in July for village&city kids in our area. We have a few people coming from the States to help with those. Blessings!