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

Video from Camp, plus Leader Interviews

Three-minute video from camp in August with Biserica Crestina Baptista Piatra Neamt, plus Leader interviews.
“Which Way to Go? Discovering God’s Will for Your Life”  Psalm 119:105 “Thy Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

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Posted in Awana Saturdays, Just Us, Prayer letters, Youth outreach

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!

 

 

Posted in Summer camp, village visits, Youth outreach

Camp Reunion was a Blast!

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Had a great time at our Camp reunion this weekend at our church! 40 people came from the ones who were in our youth camp this summer, titled “Which Way? Discovering the Will of God.”
We had some questions from camp theme, worship, games, message from a brother who spoke about our future, and meal together. Was wonderful fellowship & we praise God!

 

Posted in village visits, Youth outreach

Annual Shoebox Campaign 🎁

We want to announce we will start collecting shoebox gifts through MBK for Christmas to hand out in our programs! 🎄🍁 Due date to receive at the Roxbury location is Oct 20, 2018.

Send boxes to:
My Brother’s Keeper
Mail: PO Box 11
UPS: 10948 Roxbury Rd
Roxbury, PA 17251
Ph. 717-532-4892

Please make the boxes no more than 3.5 lbs in a regular shoebox or plastic bin, and include $6.00 each box for shipping.

Boxes can contain:
Clothing: tshirt, pajamas, socks, scarf, mittens.
Hygiene items: soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, brush.
Toys: cars, doll, watch, stickers.
School items: notebooks, pens, colored pencil, sharpener.
Sweets.
If the box is gender/age specific please write on the outside. Thank you!! 🎁Send in by Oct. 20!

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

📖 Youth Camp 2018 summary🌿🏞

We had an amazing week together with our church Biserica Crestina Baptista Piatra Neamt, and with 65 young people learning about “Which Way? Discovering God’s Will” for your life, using the scripture Psalm 119: 105 “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path” and other scriptures in the beautiful mountains of Voronet, in Suceava County, Romania, August 27- Sept. 1, 2018!  ☀️🏞🌲🤸🏻‍♀️

The young people were from our city, Piatra Neamt and villages in the county.  The villages/ towns represented were Bodesti, Negresti, Dobreni, Bicaz, Damuc, Racoasa, Suceava, Vaslui, Iasi, and Roman. In all of these areas there is evangelism work being done by members of our church, or they have heard of our camp through the churches.  Orphanages represented were Casa Ray Orphanage in Dobreni with 6 teens, and Sancta Maria Orphanage in Piatra Neamt with 6 teens.  We have had interactions with both orphanages before.

Each teen received a workbook and throughout the week meditated on topics of : the importance of the Bible’s presence in our lives (2 Tim. 3: 15-17), salvation as God’s will for everyone (Eph. 2: 1-5), using Christ as our role model to maturity (RO 8:29 & 1 John 2:6), and finally inspiration that comes from God for taking decisions for your life (Philipians 4:6 prayer, Hebrews 2:4 spiritual gifts).

Some highlights of the week are: the skit illustrations that leaders put on, in one evening the first night, the 6 days of Creation were presented as an introduction to the week, and then pictures were hung on a rope.  Satan came and knocked them all down violently and then a boy representing Christ came and put the pictures on the wall (with sticky backing) in the form of the cross.  It was a powerful image and good way to get the teens  thinking about God’s will for all lives.

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Another highlight was the Treasure Hunt organized by one of our leaders Gary Stoll.  He went around the whole campground and the surrounding forest, putting up clues for teens to find.  Working in their family groups, they visited every one of the stations of the books of the Bible and had various tasks to complete, also finding “Luci money” along the way. 🙂  It incorporated a great amount of team work, strategy, physical effort, and was a good old fashioned challenge for everybody! It was planned for one day, was rained out, but glad we were able to play it on Thursday. 🙂

Another highlight was the two teens from Suceava who came for first time with us, are not from a church going family but genuinely liked the way the gospel was presented.  We hope to have more interaction with them in future, Irina & Mihai. One of our brothers from church has family in that area and that is how these two heard of it.

Thank you for donating to My Brother’s Keeper Ministries for our camp!! 🙂 As always you will be getting a thank-you card from one of the campers in the mail, translated of course. 🙂 Blessings to you and yours, as you work out your salvation in the Lord! –I-

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Posted in Casa Ray Orphanage, Summer camp, Youth outreach

Youth Camp 2018 Pictures

A summary in pictures  ☀️🏞🌲🤸🏻‍♀️


Youth Camp 2018 video (long version) : Youth Camp Voronet 2018