Yesterday was Mos Nicolae in Romania. We began the Christmas shoebox distribution at Maranatha. Traditionally a child will put their boots outside the door and will receive candy or a stick depending on their behavior over the year. Now all children get decorated sticks plus small gifts. Elizabeth and Sarah got sticks, a hat and M&Ms (that they did NOT share with their loving grandmother!)
Here is Irene with one of the children her charity, Reaching Romania, sponsors. She was down on the floor playing with all the children - definitely in her element!
Pastor Hada Gligor with the children. They had a lovely Christmas program prepared just for us. At Maranatha there is also a canteen that feeds 50 poor school children a day.