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 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.
We had the privilege of sharing the message “You are Special” by Max Lucado with 60 kids for Children’s Day June 1 this year.
Children present were from the Ion Creanga Orphanage, Elena Doamna Orphanage, village of Garcina, and our city.
We had games, songs, skit “Your Are Special” with leaders, pizza, cake, and a fun talent show!
We are thankful we could have this type of activity with the kids we work with , at our church Biserica Crestina Baptista in Piatra Neamt. Thankful also for the volunteers of youth from our church. 🙏
Tomorrow is Easter here in Romania. ✝️
We are very thankful for the blessings we have these days. Our family, good friends, a healthy church, planning to build our home, and the amazing friend we have in Jesus. What we do is a reflection of his life while he was here on earth, sharing his message, caring for the least of these, and upholding His father’s character. Thank you Jesus for your example, your love, your miracles& wonders, and finally your sacrifice!
In the last weeks, we have been meeting with the Garcina village kids & Ion Creanga Orphanage kids clubs weekly. At the village we watched the Jesus film and talked about what the resurrection means, and in the Orphanage we took them to McDs for those who earned it with their attendance & also had two lessons with the flannelgraph on the crucifixion & resurrection. We also had a special day with the girls of Casa Ray Orphanage for Easter vacation. Thank you for your prayers! 🙏☀️✝️
We’ve been doing our kids clubs weekly since January after Christmas break ended, in the village of Gârcina Fridays and the State Orphanage Ion Creanga Saturdays.
In the village we are learning from a Youth Alpha course, and the kids like the videos. It’s on the basics of Christianity. They have been answering the questions and we have a discussion afterwards. Last Friday’s lesson was on getting lost, and was helpful to have a discussion on that. In the orphanage we are using ”The Greatest Journey” workbooks by the Samaritan’s Purse and we have 15-20 kids who come regularly. The study is on the basics of Christianity and also has some lessons on Zaccheus, Goliath, and the apostles.
Please be praying for Cristina, a girl from youth group who has been helping us in these kids clubs. She has a great servant’s heart. Pray she comes to a saving knowledge of the human state and God’s grace, and Jesus’ sacrifice for us.
Had a blessed time on Monday December 17th sharing 50 Christmas shoe boxes with the kids from Ion Creanga Orphanage in Piatra Neamt.
Thank you those who sent/made the boxes!!
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We have some new additions this fall to our ministry. 🍂 We’ve added a pre-adolescent group at our church, Biserica Baptista Sfanta Treime, a children’s program at the State Orphanage Ion Creanga, and we’ve added a little boy to our family. 👶
The pre-adolescent group is grade 6,7,8 that meets weekly on Saturdays at our church for two hours before youth group. They’re having a study much like the youth group, only for their age. And we are finding more of this age are coming than we thought, that otherwise don’t come to the church. The meetings are with Gary Stoll, Luci, and Teo Tifrea and have been meeting for a month now. It’s going well.
We’re very glad to start with the Ion Creanga orphanage again, we had problems with conflicting schedules last year and had to stop meeting with them for awhile, but started again two weeks ago. It’s going good. We do an Awana type program- two hours games, singing, lesson, craft and now are preparing songs for a Christmas program! There are 12-15 kids who come. We know these kids for four years and are glad we get to work with them again, also they came to our VBS over the summer and loved it! Pray for kids, workers, us to have a good attitude and fun time together because that helps them to learn.
We also want to announce about our baby boy Ruben! Ruben Roy Avadanei was born on September 18, 2018 here in Piatra Neamt at 3480g, 50cm long. Big sister is happy to have a playmate (doll?:)) and learning what to do to help. Mommy & daddy are thrilled and getting used to the routine. Also Emily goes more with Daddy to programs now. She is almost 2 1/2.
Thank you for praying for our family and as always if there are things we can be praying for let us know. Also if you have praises, share them so we can praise God with you. Blessings!
Ruben Roy, September 18, 2018.
Lucian & Aspazia at Ion Creanga Orphanage
Ion Creanga Orphanage
Ion Creanga Orphanage
Daddy with the kids, Ruben & Emily.