Friday October 15, 2010 – My Birthday!

Today I celebrated my 32nd birthday! Wow, that makes me sound old!! I can’t believe that I’m 32 years old already. It just shows how quickly time passes by. I praise God for giving me life with such a purpose. The Lord is my hope, joy and peace! I honestly don’t know where I would be without God. The Lord has been so faithful and I’m so thankful for His constant presence, provision and care in my life.

Two scripture passages that I love:

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:13-14

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

Dana and I

It was my first birthday in Oradea, Romania. I wasn’t sure how the day would go since it was my first birthday in a new city but I ended up having a really great day! This morning my director and one of my close Romanian friends called me to wish me “Happy Birthday”, then around 4:30pm I met a friend from church for ice cream, then I went to church for the youth/ young adults service (my name was even written in the bulletin under the birthday list!), then I went out for a late dinner with my friends Stefan and Dana at MacDonald’s (yeah I know not the greatest place to eat on your birthday but it was nice to be with friends even if on your birthday in Romania you have to pay for it) and I ended my day with talking to my parents on Skype for a couple of hours! So, it  was a really great day!

I was also shocked and overwhelmed by how many “Happy Birthday” greetings I got on facebook today. I actually looked back and counted because I was curious and I got 56 greetings from family, friends and supporters. Wow, I never expected that much! I want to say a big THANK-YOU to everyone for remembering me on my birthday! I felt so loved! You all made my birthday very special to know that I haven’t been forgotten on my birthday. May God bless you all to the overflowing! Thanks also for all of your encouragement and prayers. A big hug to you from Oradea, Romania!!

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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