It is hard to believe that another year has come to a close. I am excited for 2013, I think it will be an dynamic year in Romania.
Thank you to all those who have prayed for me, Elizabeth, Sarah and the ministry. Thank you to those special people who have encouraged me. Thank you to all who have so generously donated the funds to feed the poor and care for the elderly, to sponsor orphans, to love the unlovely, to teach the children, and to preach the gospel. Thank you to those in Romania that help me so much.
I am waiting to hear from the Lord on a couple of projects. I know that if He asks me to do it He will provide me with everything required including the funds, strength and health as well as those who will come along side of me.
Happy New Year.
Monday, December 24, 2012
I want to wish each and everyone a joyous Christmas season! I pray that you be filled with the Peace that passes all understanding, know the true Love that only God provides, have the Joy of the Lord (our only true strength) and Hope for a tremendous 2013.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
This is our leadership team: Alina and Vlad and Bogdan and Delia. They do a wonderful job with the two classes that are given simultaneously. One for the 4-8 yr. olds and the other for the 9-12yr. olds.
Each week we have more children. This week there were 35. We started on Saturday because these are the rooms we use for church on Sunday while our renovations of the sanctuary are in progress. I think though that we will leave them meeting on Saturdays even when the sanctuary is finished. It is easier for the leaders and also we will reach more children. I noticed children are coming that had never been attracted to Sunday School.
This type of thing is the Christmas spirit for me. Touching lives with the love of Jesus. The scripture about whatever you have done to the least of these you have done unto Me really comes home at times like this. I am going to go back there one more time. Some were still cold at night and we have many knitted blankets that came over from Wales - they will be a very welcome gift!
I can only hope my own daughter will have someone touch her life with love this Christmas. As I visited with many I couldn't help but think - some of these are someone's sons and daughters....
Nadine and Cerbu came to the center for minors to see the sisters in the front row, Corina and Maria - middle girls in front row. I was present at the interview when they decided that they could in fact invite Corina and Maria to be part of the Osana family. I asked if they had room for yet another? How about Rosie too...bless them they invited her along also. OK, back row left to right: Sorina, Giulia, Rebeca, Andrea, Rosie and Angi. Front row left to right: Melody, Corina, Maria and Naomi. Melody and Naomi and Nadine's and Cerbu's birth children.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I am about ready to TRY and get to town to pick up Irene then Peter and Christine. It continues to snow but we are scheduled at Osana girls home in Timisoara and I want to at least try to make it! May the Lord make a way where there is no way...!
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Peter always dresses as Santa for these December visits. I think he enjoys it as much as the elderly do, in fact I know he loves it! Irene's charity, Reaching Romania, in addition to all the children's Christmas shoe boxes, sends gifts for every one in the Widow's Mite program. Everyone has had their winter wood delivered now too.