Friday November 26, 2010

Today before I went to the Sabolciu gypsy village with Norbi and Mircea I looked through the boxes that were sent here with the winter wear stuff because I needed to take my own personal things out that my Mom sent me that were scattered along the boxes. After that I had to put the stuff in our storage locked cabinet that we have for the gypsy ministry because I was afraid the stuff might get stolen when the orphan kids come to our foundation’s office.

When I looked at all the stuff that was sent I felt overwhelmed by how beautiful they were and I was so touched by everyone who gave such amazing gifts to children! Adina our foster care co-ordinator was also touched by the generosity by everyone who sent the mittens, hats and scarves for the children in our foster care too. I am so thanked for my Mom in all the work that she put into this project because she really did an amazing job organizing it including packets for all the kids with their names and the family numbers on them! Thank-you Lord for my Mom and all the people who gave to bless the children here in Romania so they will be kept nice and warm in the winter time!

Today when I was in Sabolciu I had a great bonding moment with Eliza! I am so thankful the boxes arrived with the mittens, hats and scarves because poor Eliza’s hands were freezing! I felt bad though for Norbi because he really tried to finish the story he started yesterday with the kids but the children were not at their best behaviour today at all. I don’t know what was going on today (maybe it was the weather or something) but unfortunately we had to cut our time short today with the kids because Norbi just felt too frustrated. I just looked at the kids, told them sorry and told them that next time they have to behave better.

Every Friday I usually got to the youth/ young adults service at my church but today I just wasn’t feeling up to being social and I just felt like staying home. I don’t mean that church is a “social club” because it’s not but sometimes it takes a lot of energy out of me to go to church to listen to the sermon in Romanian (it’s quite different when you have to concentrate and think in another language), to converse in Romanian with people and to meet new people (there’s still a lot of people that I don’t know and sometimes I just feel lost when I go there).

I think at least today since I have been having a bit of a rough week it was better for me just to spend time with my cat and relax at home. So, I decided to watch a movie that my brother had recommended to me. Jonathan recommended “Eight Below” by Walt Disney. Now he doesn’t watch movies by Walt Disney very often so when I saw that recommendation on facebook I thought that movie must be good because he liked it. The movie was really good! I highly recommend seeing it if you haven’t seen it yet.

I had no idea though that it had some sad parts to it and I was going to cry. I ended up crying a lot! Now, I’m a sensitive person so it’s no surprise to anyone that knows me if I cry when I watch a movie however I wasn’t expecting to cry that much. Later I thought that maybe I just needed to let out some tears and cry because I have been having a rough time lately so sometimes crying is a good thing.

In the evening I talked to Aubrey for a bit on facebook. It was nice to talk to her to see how things are going with her but I still have no idea why she left because I guess she doesn’t feel open enough with me to tell me the truth. I think she might have left because she is having problems with her family that just need to be worked out and she needs time to be with them right now. If that is the case then I completely understand that but what I don’t understand is why she won’t just tell me that and not beat around the bush.

Oh, well I guess I just need to let go and release her in God’s hands. Maybe it’s not meant for me to know so I should just stop trying to figure it out and let it go. I know and believe that God is still on the throne and He is in control even I don’t understand what’s going on now. I know and believe that He has greater things ahead and I just need to trust in Him more and stop worrying about my future.

Before I went to bed I got an e-mail from my Mom telling me that one year ago today is when Nana died. Wow, I can’t believe it has been a year already. I really miss her a lot. She was such an inspiring person in my life and I will never forget how much she blessed me with her prayers and encouragement. What a blessing from God to have had such a godly grandmother for 31 years of my life and the legacy that she has left all of us.

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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