Posted in crafts, VBS, village visits, Youth outreach

VBS 2018 was a hit!

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Vacation Bible school at our church was a hit!

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

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Posted in Awana Saturdays, village visits, Youth outreach

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 Casa Ray Orphanage, Summer camp, village visits, Youth outreach

Preparations for Youth Camp 2018!!

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.

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Leaders for this year’s youth camp at a retreat in Voronet, Romania. L-R: Dorina Țăranu, Monica Tifrea, Sara, Stefan, Evelyne, Emily, Rebecca, Cristian Handaric, Lucian, Ioana Stoll, Gabriel Iancu, Gary Stoll, Mircea Țăranu Jr. Top: Mircea Țăranu, Teo Tifrea. Not pictured Liviu Buculei.

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! ☺️ ⛺️

Last year’s camp video: Youth Camp 2017

Camp poster: Poster for sponsors2018

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

Our Routine~ Spring 2018

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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!
Posted in Summer camp, village visits, Youth outreach

Sponsor a Child for Youth Camp 2018!

It’s that time of year again, time to start planning for camp! We are looking for 65 sponsorships for youth who want come to our youth camp August 27- September 1, 2018 in the mountains of Northern Romania.

This will be the fourth year that we have taken youth from our county, together with our church Sfânta Treime Baptist Church in Piatra Neamț to Youth Camp.  This year’s theme has yet to be decided, but sure to be fun with great leaders and mentors!

You may send donations of $120 to:

My Brother’s Keeper, PO Box 11, Roxbury PA 17251.  Please make sure you write “Avadanei camp 2018” on the memo. Thank you for helping us! The kids thank you!

Did you know that a Christian camp is a great way to jumpstart a youth in coming to church? We’ve seen that a lot!!

Last year’s camp video:  Youth Camp 2017

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Posted in village visits, Youth outreach

Christmas Celebration in village of Gârcina

Thank you to all who were involved in the Christmas celebration and in preparing and distributing the gifts to the children in the village ministry of Gârcina!! 😊⭐️🎄
Special thanks to GUMC PA , MBK , and GCC of Willow Street. !!

In our absence, friends from our church organized a program in the church of Gârcina with songs, poems, and a skit. Afterwards, shoebox gifts were given to the 60 kids in attendance, and they also gave an additional 20 boxes to children in a neighboring village of Negrești.

Thank you for your involvement in packing shoe boxes gifts!!!

 

Posted in village visits

Thanksgiving Celebration in Garcina

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! 
We had a thanksgiving celebration a few weeks ago at the village church where we have a Children’s program. It was a nice way to be thankful with the people in the village, and 93 people came. Pray that God would continue to speak in the village and breathe life. Thank you!
We had a wonderful weekend with the church’s Harvest Celebration (Romanian Thanksgiving) on Sunday, October 15. We had a guest choir come from Ploiesti, four hours south of us, where brother Eduard Teodorescu serves as choir director, for this years harvest celebration. It was a privilege to host these men & women as they served the Lord!  AM we were at the village church we minister to with an agape meal after the service, and PM at our city church. The Good News was heard and we experienced a lovely fellowship!! 

Sărbătoarea Roadelor Biserica Baptista “Vestea Buna” Garcina 15 Oct 2017
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