Saturday September 18, 2010

This evening I had quite an emotional rollercoaster evening! My “up” part of my evening was my evening with Andreea and some of the other orphan teens at Aubrey’s place. Aubrey invited seven of the orphan teens over to her place from CP2 for a small get together. I didn’t know about it until yesterday so when I was with Aubrey for the movie she also invited Andreea and I to come too so we decided to also join in on the fun! We had a great time hanging out; we took pictures, played games and a couple of the orphan teens made the most delicious dinner!

Andreea had to be back at the orphanage by 8:30pm but the others didn’t have to be back until 10:00pm so I took Andreea back earlier. We left later then we should have left so we took a taxi there and rushed back. When we arrived at the orphanage I quickly paid, then we got out of the taxi and I went upstairs to say good-bye and good night to Andreea. I was a bit tired and it was starting to get dark so I decided to take a taxi home.

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I am with Eva and Aubrey!

I got home around 8:50pm when I first realized that my wallet was missing and when I first made that call to Aubrey. The orphan teens told me they needed time to go back to the orphanage, ask around and look for my wallet so we phoned each other back and forth for around 40 minutes. During that time the orphan teens searched and checked where my wallet could be I posted a prayer request on facebook and I also called my friend Stefan to ask him to pray for me because I know he is a strong prayer intercessor. All of that time I was home I was crying, praying and asking God what I should do. I was most worried about my bank card than anything else in my wallet.

Around 10:00pm I decided to take a taxi back to the orphanage to see if I could do anything there. I live across the city from where the orphanage is so that’s why I decided it would just be faster to take a taxi back instead of the tram.

When I arrived back at CP2 I couldn’t believe it there were at least 15 orphan teens wanting to help me! I never realized how much they cared for me and concern they had for me until today and I don’t even work with them because I work full-time with the gypsy children in Sabolciu (well I am now mentoring Andreea but I didn’t really start to build that relationship with her or the others until I went to camp which was in July). Pathway to Joy Ministries which is the organization I work for has four main projects – ministry to the abandon babies at the hospital, the orphan mentoring project at CP2, the gypsy children’s ministry at Sabolciu and the foster care families.

I thought I dropped my wallet on the street so we looked for it but we couldn’t find it anywhere. Then we went upstairs to ask Andreea if she remembered anything of where I might have dropped it. Then we decided to call the taxi company that took Andreea and I back to the orphanage and guess what? My wallet was in the taxi!! The taxi driver reported it right away when he discovered I dropped my wallet in his taxi cab so this is my “up” of the evening!! The taxi driver drove back to the orphanage with my wallet. Nothing was stolen and everything was there!! It turned out the taxi driver was a Christian (I found this out as I talked to him when he took me back home afterwards)!

When I got my wallet back I thanked the taxi driver. Then when I arrived home I praised and thanked God for the miracle He just did! God is reminding me everyday how He is watching over me and taking care of me! God is so good!!!!

About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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