Saturday December 11, 2010

Today I had a great day with Andreea. I picked her up at the orphanage around 3:00pm and I was able to take her out until 8:30pm. It was nice to take her out for the day. I decided to take her to my apartment and just hang out there. It is nice to not have to worry about having any program but just to spend time together listening to music, talking, cooking, etc. For dinner we made French fries and actually Andreea was the one who showed me how to make them! Next Thursday is her birthday so I decided to give her

Andreea wearing her new hat, scarf and gloves.

birthday gift to her today that my Mom sent for her. In her package she got a nice matching set of a hat, scarf and mittens and my Mom also included a couple of other things for her too. She liked her gift!

Before we made dinner I told Andreea that I wanted to go to the store quickly to get some things and I told her that she could just stay at my apartment because I wouldn’t be long. I did a really dumb thing when I went to the store. When I left I don’t know why but I thought I didn’t need my keys because I knew Andreea would be at my apartment so I didn’t take them. However when I left the store and approached my apartment I realized that I did need my keys to get back inside the building!

I tried to buzz my apartment and hoped that Andreea would know how to do it to let me in but after the third time I realized that she didn’t know how to do it because she didn’t answer so then I tried buzzing other people. Finally after the sixteenth person someone let me in! I felt so grateful to the person who let me in because otherwise I don’t know what else I would have done. The whole time when I was buzzing people’s apartments I cried and prayed that someone would let me into the building because it was cold outside and I needed to get inside.

When that person let me in I thanked God and quickly went to my apartment. The first thing I did was ask Andreea why she didn’t let me in. She told me that she didn’t know it was me and she also didn’t know how to use the intercom either. I felt so bad that I had that expectation on her especially that she doesn’t even live in an apartment. I guess I was just so desperate to get inside that I had hoped that she would have at least tried to use it but then she didn’t even know it was me and she even told me that she got scared because I kept buzzing the apartment.

I also think she felt bad for me when she saw that I had been crying and I still had tears in my eyes when I walked into the apartment because she wiped my tears from my face with her hands which so sweet of her. I feel so grateful of the bond that God has brought between us even though I don’t speak Romanian very well. I definitely learned my lesson to always have my keys with me when I go out no matter if someone is home or not!

After I took Andreea back to the orphanage and went home I spoke to my Mom on Skype for around an hour or so. Then I watched a TV show and tried contacting some of Pathway to Joy’s sponsors before I went to bed. What a day! Oh, this evening it started to snow which made me very happy!!

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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