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Easter in Romania

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! 🙏☀️✝️

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Children’s clubs for 2019

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.

Posted in Awana Saturdays, Youth outreach

Ion Creanga orphanage shoe-boxes

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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New Additions

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!

 

 

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Children’s Day in Garcina! 2018

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!

Posted in Awana Saturdays, Casa Ray Orphanage, crafts, English lessons, Just Us, village visits, Youth outreach

Our Routine~ Spring 2018

May 5, 2018
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:
Monday- 8am-3pm Luci clinicals, 8am-12pm Emily preschool, Rebecca home.
Tuesday: 8am-3pm Luci clinicals, 8am-12pm Emily preschool, 3-6pm Rebecca English at Casa Ray.
Wednesday: 8am-3pm Luci clinicals, 8am-12pm Emily preschool, 6-8pm prayer group.
Thursday: 8am-3pm Luci clinicals, 8am-12pm Emily preschool, 3-6pm Rebecca English at Casa Ray.
Friday: 8am-3pm Luci clinicals, 8am-12pm Emily preschool, 2-3pm Rebecca English lesson home.
Saturday: 2-4pm L,R,&E at Garcina kids program, 6-9pm Luci youth group.
Sunday- 10-12 church, 6-8 pm church.
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!
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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! 👍