Posted in Summer camp, Youth outreach

Pastor Frank Gribble’s legacy in Romania

Sadly, we have learned that brother Frank Gribble has passed away a few weeks ago.  He was our speaker at youth camp last year, and had enjoyed many years of mission in Romania together with our church in Piatra Neamt. We enjoyed his wit, his stories, and his devotion to the youth, and he will surely be missed!

Please keep his family, his wife and two sons, and his church family in your prayers ! Thank you! 🙏

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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!
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 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

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. !!

We have been on furlough in the States, but 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 distributed to the 60 kids in attendance, and they also gave an additional 20 boxes to children in a neighboring village of Negrești.  Many of the kids from Gârcina in attendance have been to our Saturday program at least once, some coming more frequently.

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.