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!!!
Along with fall comes the back -to-school schedule, which affects both of us, Luci in his 2nd year of nursing school here in town, and I helping with English homework among the kids we know. 🙂 Emily has grown, she is now almost 1 year and 5 months, and had a fabulous summer with all the activities we had for the kids, also a great time with Lily, our babysitter. 🙂 Here is an example of our week this fall:
Monday- 3-4pm Becca tutoring at Elena Doamna Orphanage, 8am-3pm Lucian at clinicals
Tuesday- 3-6pm Becca tutoring at Casa Ray Orphanage, 8am-3pm Lucian at clinicals Wednesday- 3-5pm Becca tutoring home, 8am-3pm Lucian at clinicals, 6-8pm prayer meeting.
Thursday- 3-6pm Becca tutoring at Casa Ray Orphanage, 8am-3pm Lucian at clinicals.
Friday- 3-5pm Becca tutoring, 8am-3pm Lucian at clinical.
Saturday- 3-5pm Village kids program in Garcina, 6-8pm Lucian at youth group (leading along with 2 other guys).
Sunday- 10-12 church, 6-8pm church.
Also every morning, Lucian meets with youth from villages of Negresti & Garcina at 7-8am for breakfast & prayer before school. Ones who come to youth group &/or have been with us to camp. They have read through the book of John & Proverbs, and have started Matthew. Pray for the kids we know to come to an understanding of the saving knowledge of God & his Son. Also for us as a family to remain steadfast and to continue growing in patience and sharing. Thank you.
With Lily, our summer babysitter.
Great news! We have received all of our sponsorships for our two camps this summer, praise the Lord!! 🙂
Now please be praying for youth camp that starts in a week and a half, with the theme “Beyond Appearances,” verse John 8:32. Pray for us as we minister to the 70 participants, but also for the participants to meet God.
You can also be praying for our Children’s Camp we’ll be having August 21-25! It will be with 25 children from the Village where do ministry, Garcina, and the theme is about Moses. Thank you for your help and your prayers !!
Had fun helping out at a VBS at the Casa Ray Orphanage two weeks ago! A team from Lancaster, PA came to share their time with the kids. Their theme was on getting wisdom 👍😊
Clockwise Top from left: Luci explains a game; Denisa’s wise owl craft; Dumi & Cristina’s activity for learning about controlling the tongue; staff at Casa Ray/ American VBS team / children of Casa Ray; some of the adolescent girls at Casa Ray.
International Children’s Day in the village of Garcina went well! This event happened on June 2 in the courtyard of the village church, after we had had an event June 1 at the Elena Doamna Orphanage. We had 42 children (a good number of those we’ve never seen before!), 75 people in all including parents, helpers, and church members. We stayed 5 hours playing volleyball, water games, giving out shirts, and having a meal together. The message our pastor had was about how to build a good foundation in their youth, so they’ll grow up well- avoiding sin’s temptation. He had an illustration with a bee- a small boy caught a bee with a knife. The bee bit him on the hand, and then the stinger stung him… Kind of like sin- it bites and stings when we don’t expect it! The kids listened well! Praise God we were able to share the gospel!
We had so much fun in Garcina for Children’s Day ! Recently we had a fundraiser to help demolish an old building on the church’s land – and now see how well the space is used! 🙂 Praise God !!
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! 👍
The themes for this year’s camps have been picked!! For Youth camp, 24-29 July in Suceava county, Romania, we will be studying “Beyond Appearances” verse John 8:32, and for Children’s camp, August 20-24 in Brasov county, Romania, we will be studying “Moses, the Great Leader!”
So far, we have 40 sponsorships, and we are looking for a total of 70 to do the two camps.
Be in prayer for these weeks, or COME with your group! Thank you for your prayers!
See last year’s video here.