Our time in Romania is ending and we leave at 2 a.m. for Budapest. We will be home with our families tomorrow evening.

It has been an amazing week and we accomplished everything and more than we planned and have been so blessed. Today the playroom was finished. We had a mini-spa for the ladies who work at the center which was a blast and they absolutely loved it! The spa music was playing, spa products used, and it was a time of love and encouragement. We were able to pray with them too and thank them for all that they do for FMN and the kids at the center. We shared with them that we had been praying for God to bring those here in Romania on the field to serve with Rachel, and as always, God answers prayers and He has brought four amazing women to be part of the FMN team. Rachel said the spa was one of her favorite parts of the week, to spoil these ladies and pamper them because she absolutely LOVES them and is so thankful for all that they do.

David and Naomi’s family came for their party and it was a great time. This was their first Christmas at the center. We were so excited that their mother was able to make it, paralyzed from the waist down that came on when David was three or four months old. She does have a wheelchair but doesn’t get out much. They loved watching the kids do their program, had some great food and Santa blessed all of the kids with outfits and toys.

We have had so much fun with Rachel, Iza, Dave and all of the others at the Isaiah Center, and the kids have kept us hopping and we’ve received lots of hugs and kisses. The kids have learned some English that’s fun to hear. Dave is doing an amazing job, is always moving and can do just about anything. The kids love him, and we teased him about every time we’d go to the village, it’s like he’s the mayor or something! Everybody is waving and calling his name. He is really pouring into the men and boys in the village, loving them and encouraging them and is also a great role model for the kids. Mihai goes all the time as well, helps with getting the kids to and from the center and works with Dave on different projects.

We thank you Rachel, for welcoming us in your home for the third year in a row. We love coming with our small team, but feel absolutely blessed that we are able to accomplish so much and at the same time, spend personal time with you and Iza. We LOVE you, we thank you, we pray for God to bless you and FMN, and know that He has so much more to come for this ministry. Your heart is pure, your vision is amazing, and your laugh is contagious! Thank you for everything!

Please pray for us for safe and on time travels to get us home to be with our families. As we said in our post from yesterday, we have more than ever to be thankful for……..for great families, good health, stability and security, kids who have endless opportunities for a bright future. For the kids at the Isaiah Center and many others in the Roma Gypsy culture, this is not the case. With the cycle of abandonment, the poverty, abuse, incest, neglect, and alcoholism, it is hard for them to see that there is any other way of life as this has gone on for generations. Through the work of FMN, these kids have the opportunity to see that there is a different way of life, one in Christ, and one in love, that gives them and their families hope for change in the future. We ask that you pray for Forget Me Not Ministries, for God to bring more here in Romania to work on the field, and for mission teams to come to Romania to help with projects to continue to build into this ministry. As we shared with the ladies at the spa today, God brought them here for the reason, us and many others, and that is to be part of His team to further the Kingdom of God. He „connects the dots” with individuals to accomplish the work that He has planned and how blessed we are to be part of it!

Thanks again for the love, support and prayers. We’ll update once we get home.

How does our church measure up concerning The Great Commission? Before Jesus ascended to heaven He told His apostles to be His witness starting in Jerusalem and extending to the ends of the earth. We are to reach out to the members of our community, but we aren’t to stop there. We are to reach out to other parts of the U.S. and then to other countries. What a blessing to see seven members of our church taking Jesus’ admonition seriously. This is the most involved we have ever been with missions. How exciting for our church to show love across the ocean. May our church support whoever God calls as we seek to obey our Lord.

Read the article on romania-missiontrip.blogspot.com

God Has Blessed Our Time in Romania

Our time in Romania is ending and we leave at 2 a.m. for Budapest. We will be home with our families tomorrow evening.

It has been an amazing week and we accomplished everything and more than we planned and have been so blessed. Today the playroom was finished. We had a mini-spa for the ladies who work at the center which was a blast and they absolutely loved it! The spa music was playing, spa products used, and it was a time of love and encouragement. We were able to pray with them too and thank them for all that they do for FMN and the kids at the center. We shared with them that we had been praying for God to bring those here in Romania on the field to serve with Rachel, and as always, God answers prayers and He has brought four amazing women to be part of the FMN team. Rachel said the spa was one of her favorite parts of the week, to spoil these ladies and pamper them because she absolutely LOVES them and is so thankful for all that they do.

David and Naomi’s family came for their party and it was a great time. This was their first Christmas at the center. We were so excited that their mother was able to make it, paralyzed from the waist down that came on when David was three or four months old. She does have a wheelchair but doesn’t get out much. They loved watching the kids do their program, had some great food and Santa blessed all of the kids with outfits and toys.

We have had so much fun with Rachel, Iza, Dave and all of the others at the Isaiah Center, and the kids have kept us hopping and we’ve received lots of hugs and kisses. The kids have learned some English that’s fun to hear. Dave is doing an amazing job, is always moving and can do just about anything. The kids love him, and we teased him about every time we’d go to the village, it’s like he’s the mayor or something! Everybody is waving and calling his name. He is really pouring into the men and boys in the village, loving them and encouraging them and is also a great role model for the kids. Mihai goes all the time as well, helps with getting the kids to and from the center and works with Dave on different projects.

We thank you Rachel, for welcoming us in your home for the third year in a row. We love coming with our small team, but feel absolutely blessed that we are able to accomplish so much and at the same time, spend personal time with you and Iza. We LOVE you, we thank you, we pray for God to bless you and FMN, and know that He has so much more to come for this ministry. Your heart is pure, your vision is amazing, and your laugh is contagious! Thank you for everything!

Please pray for us for safe and on time travels to get us home to be with our families. As we said in our post from yesterday, we have more than ever to be thankful for……..for great families, good health, stability and security, kids who have endless opportunities for a bright future. For the kids at the Isaiah Center and many others in the Roma Gypsy culture, this is not the case. With the cycle of abandonment, the poverty, abuse, incest, neglect, and alcoholism, it is hard for them to see that there is any other way of life as this has gone on for generations. Through the work of FMN, these kids have the opportunity to see that there is a different way of life, one in Christ, and one in love, that gives them and their families hope for change in the future. We ask that you pray for Forget Me Not Ministries, for God to bring more here in Romania to work on the field, and for mission teams to come to Romania to help with projects to continue to build into this ministry. As we shared with the ladies at the spa today, God brought them here for the reason, us and many others, and that is to be part of His team to further the Kingdom of God. He „connects the dots” with individuals to accomplish the work that He has planned and how blessed we are to be part of it!

Thanks again for the love, support and prayers. We’ll update once we get home.

How does our church measure up concerning The Great Commission? Before Jesus ascended to heaven He told His apostles to be His witness starting in Jerusalem and extending to the ends of the earth. We are to reach out to the members of our community, but we aren’t to stop there. We are to reach out to other parts of the U.S. and then to other countries. What a blessing to see seven members of our church taking Jesus’ admonition seriously. This is the most involved we have ever been with missions. How exciting for our church to show love across the ocean. May our church support whoever God calls as we seek to obey our Lord.

Read the article on romania-missiontrip.blogspot.com

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