Our 2014 summer ministry in Eastern Europe has ended. During our time there, we traveled hundreds of miles by van and train through Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland. We hosted two camps—one for some very special kids in Romania and one for families in Poland—by partnering with career missionaries and two teams… [ read more ]
Posts Tagged: Romania
On Friday my husband and I traveled by train through Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and finally into Poland. The weekend provided quiet time to catch up on emails and continue preparations for the next camp that begins later this week. It also gave me the opportunity to process what I’ve learned in the past two… [ read more ]
Nearly 40 children ages (approximately) 4-12 and a half dozen mothers gathered in the gymnasium of a small Romanian village on Monday morning. They waited for our team with a mix of excitement and curiosity. Who are these foreigners, and why are they coming here? One of the four career missionaries with whom we’ve… [ read more ]
Anna—a senior Romanian woman I met on three occasions—wasn’t sitting on the bench outside her home today as I’d hoped. The bench was gone, and her door was tied shut. I suspect she’s passed away since our last visit on July 9, 2012. I’d like to think that our meeting was an example of… [ read more ]
Before we left for Romania, a friend of mine gave me several Scriptures written on recipe cards. “Maybe read one a day and repeat them if you like. They are given with much love and prayers,” she wrote on an attached note. What a thoughtful bon voyage gift! The ones I’ve read have already… [ read more ]
Later today I’ll board a Boeing 747 and fly to Budapest via London. Nearly 30 hours will pass before our team finally reaches a hotel where we can sleep before driving into Romania. Once there, we’ll join four career missionaries to host a camp for teens and young adults facing significant challenges. When that… [ read more ]
What would your joy quotient be if you lost your health and creature comforts?
Perhaps you’ll enjoy pics of things I’ve seen this week in Romania. I’ll post more in a couple of days.
Our camp ended on Monday morning. We kissed and hugged our special kids (many times) and then waved goodbye as two vehicles drove them away. We spent the next hour or so collecting trash from the rooms, picking up water balloon remnants, putting furniture back into the correct place, etc before migrating to our air-conditioned… [ read more ]
Today’s the day I board a 747 and head to Romania. I’d appreciate your prayers for safe travels, for our suitcases to arrive at our destination, and for divine appointments along the way. Whatever your day holds, I want this blog to bless you with something special. Here’s a lovely video that’s guaranteed to soothe… [ read more ]