Wednesday January 12, 2011

This afternoon I went to Sabolciu with Norbi, Mircea, Meg and Tiffiny’s Mom so we had a full packed car! Unfortunately the weather wasn’t the greatest but we still had a great time anyway. Some of the children remembered Meg when she was at the Sabolciu gypsy village before and the kids were also happy to meet Sandra who is Tiffiny’s Mom (she came

Horizon Prep Help Us!

to visit and help with the family for a couple of weeks and she wanted to meet the children and families at Sabolciu).

Steve and Tiffiny’s church in California expressed interest in helping with the funds for the feeding and educational centre at the Sabolciu gypsy village. Steve got an idea to take a picture at the village with all the children holding one letter of the name of their church and at the end with the words help us. Their church’s name is Horizon Prep. The children got a bit mixed up with the letters or a couple of the letters were upside down but eventually it worked out in the end. I think even if it doesn’t look perfect Steve and Tiffiny’s church will get the message!

After our picture moment we had some free time to spend with the children. Steve and Tiffiny’s church also donated some T-shirts and clothing for the younger children so Norbi, Sandra and Guta (he is one of the teen guys that lives in the village) went to different houses to hand them out. While they did that I spent time at two of the houses with the

Lensi wearing her new shirt!

children. First I went to Rostas’ family (they have six children – five girls and one boy). This is one of the families I have a close relationship with and now I feel comfortable going to their house by myself to spend time with them.

While I was with them I really enjoyed being with the kids and I had a great bonding moment with Lensi (she three years old and she is their second youngest daughter). It was so cute how she sat on my lap, looked at me with a huge smile when I moved my legs as she bounced on my lap and she had the cutest smile! Oh and it was so cute when I walked into their house today. When Lensi saw me and she looked up at me, she said my name “Andreea” with the biggest smile and reached her hands up to me! It is so special to have such priceless bonding moments with these precious kids!

After my time with the Rostas family I saw Angelica who is the daughter of another Rostas family (it’s a popular name at the village!). I wanted to see her sister’s newborn baby and see if I could get any pictures of them with their baby. I asked her if I could see the baby

Argentina and her baby! So cute and tiny!

and she told me to go with her to their house. Argentina is Angelica’s older sister and she just had her baby about a week ago. I also brought Meg to their house to show her their baby too. I think her baby’s name is Alexandra Andreea. She is so cute and tiny!

It’s hard to believe that ten people including the parents live in their tiny two room house! The other family I was at there are eight people including the parents that live in their tiny one room house! Can you image that? These families have so little, life is so simple for them yet I can see they really do care for each other. What a contrast to what life is like in North America!

In the evening I stayed home. I watched a bit of TV, worked on my blog and chatted to friends on messenger. It was a nice relaxing evening and also a really great day! Thanks so much for your prayers for the ministry that we are doing with the orphan and gypsy children here. We appreciate YOU so much! Your prayers are such a blessing way beyond what I can ever put into words so thank-you so much and please don’t stop praying! 🙂

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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