Posted in Prayer letters

Year-end Report 2017 & Prayer letter

We want to thank each of you for praying for us and the things we do here in Romania. We are each weak, but it means a lot to have you praying for the work that goes on through our church, Sfânta Treime Baptist Piatra Neamț to affect the lives of many children and youth in our county.  We feel as though many of you are right there with us!

As we have served in this area, we’ve kept in mind the verses from Dan. 1:8-16 where Daniel and his friends want to feed on different food. We hope that some of the children and youth from villages, orphanages, and our city will decide this as well for their lives, not to be defiled with the culture around them but to seek something more holy. We hope the same for you, thank you and blessings for the New Year!

Year end Report2017

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

Our Routine~ Fall 2017

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.

Posted in crafts, Summer camp, village visits

Children’s Camp 2017 ~ Brasov, Romania!

Just got back from Children’s Camp August 21-25 in Brasov, Romania !! 🇷🇴🏞
Was good weather, mostly well behaved, and we had fun! We had 20 kids and 15 adults, half making the food and half of them providing activities for the kids. Lessons were on Moses, the Great Leader! The kids learned a lot about the burning bush, God’s plan, the plagues, and 10 commandments! We learned a cool song, too about crocodiles in the Nile. 👍 Thank you all for the prayers!  🏞😎☀️👴🏻

Posted in Just Us

How God Works…

Most of the time we write about the ministry activities. But today I’d like to tell you a story from our personal lives to show you how God works behind the scenes, too!

We went on a family vacation two weeks ago to the beach. It was great and we all had a fun time!  When we were heading back, our car broke down. The following hours were strenuous but also amazing to see how God works and puts people together. We had heard about a family who are missionaries there with three children. They are from another part of Romania, but working with the church and some village ministries in that particular town where we broke down. Because we had to wait many hours for the parts for our car and for the shop to fix it, they invited us to their house to wait! We were so blessed! We had a lovely fellowship, Emily got to play with the girls, they fed us, and most importantly we waited in the air-conditioning in the 90 degree weather! The Lord works in mysterious ways sometimes, and sometimes our hardships are blessings in disguise. We are thankful to have met that family, to have shared common stories, and hope if the Lord brings a problem like that in our path, we can serve in the same measure. ❤️🙏

I sometimes get caught up in the day to day, and sometimes I get discouraged if there are problems, but I must remember that God has a plan in all things! He wants to teach us in every moment!😊👍

Thank you Jesus!!!

Posted in Summer camp, village visits, Youth outreach

Youth Camp 2017 went Great!!

We just returned from our Youth camp in the mountains, and it was great!  We had 65 participants and 20 Leaders in the beautiful Voronet, Romania! 🇷🇴 Two professions of faith. Great discussions from the studies.  Daily discussions were on authority, why is there suffering, not beating around the bush(sex), and salvation. Thank you to all who made this happen for the youth in our county !!

Thank you for your prayers. The leaders melded well, were available to the participants, and understood what we had to do. The participants genuinely enjoyed witnessing God in what we studied.

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ~John 8:32

If you would like to view the video:

 

Pray for the Children’s camp August 21-25 with kids from the village, learning about Moses’ life as a leader. Thank you & God bless!! ✝️