Monday June 20, 2011

Well today I got good news and bad news. The good news is I finally have the internet again at my apartment!! A guy I know who helped me with my internet when I moved here last year came and helped me with that today and I’m so grateful he was able to come and help me today. I just praise God to have access to the internet again because I really depend on it to have communication with my family and many other people that I just love to keep in touch with!

The bad news is Norbi told me that we cannot go to the Sabolciu gypsy village this


Minnie crawled into the vacuum bag!

week which was a huge disappointment for me because I have really missed the kids when I was in Canada. Norbi told me the reason we couldn’t go is because there was a situation that happened last week when the interns were there that ended up to be kind of like a heated argument along the gypsies so Cornel told Norbi that he doesn’t want any Americans to go this week because it isn’t safe. Even though I am not an American (well I am half American) Norbi still told me that I couldn’t go. We would appreciate your prayers for this ministry with these precious gypsy children and families.

I am so thankful that Norbi was able to help me with a few errands that I needed to do today. This morning I was able to get a new tram/bus pass for the year and also pick up the six boxes that have been waiting for me at the post office for a week now. Three of those boxes are the ones my parents and I sent from Florida with the children’s flip flops for Sabolciu and some of my personal stuff. The other three boxes are from a woman named Brenda who is one of the boy’s sponsors from Sabolciu and she headed up a swimsuit project for the kids in Sabolciu.

The rest of the day I did a few more errands that I needed to do and I cleaned my


The swimsuits in tightly packed zip lock bags!

apartment a bit. In the evening I opened up the boxes that Brenda sent because I was curious what she had sent. I think she definitely got the reward for the most compacted boxes because two of them were in vacuum bags with the individual zip lock kid’s bags inside of them. When I took out those two vacuum bags out of the boxes they looked like cubes! It was such a funny sight that I ended up taking a picture.

I ended up spending an hour looking at all of the swim suits and my heart was filed with joy when I pictured each child wearing them during the summer months! I am so grateful for Brenda heading up this project, I’m sure this will be the children’s very first swimsuit! I hope they will like them and enjoy wearing them this summer when they go swimming in the river near their village.

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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