Sunday July 24, 2011

This morning I went to the Viaţă Nouă (New Life) church. This is where I used to go to church. It was nice to see of my friends from my former Bible study group and I met a missionary couple from England who are here for six months serving in different areas here in Romania. I was also really glad that I understood a good half of the sermon. The worship was awesome too!

In the afternoon I went to Sabolciu with Dan, Tabita, Steve, Sue, Ali, Chelsea and Mirabela.

Maria enjoying a watermelon.

Dan and Steve did the church service with the adults and any older teenagers that went. While they did that with them, the rest of us spent time with the kids. Sue, Ali, Chelsea had a plan to do a Bible lesson with the children but they didn’t listen so unfortunately we didn’t end up doing finishing the lesson or do the craft. We even tried playing group games with the kids but today they just didn’t listen well at all so that was a bit frustrating.

After the church service was done our time with the kids was a bit better as we just hung out with them. I asked Steve how the service was and he told me that it went really well. Steve also told me there were three men that attended the church service. I was so glad to hear that because since we have started church services on Sunday afternoons in Sabolciu it usually is just a small group of women so it is great to see men start coming!

Even though there were only three men there today I believe that it is a great start and I also believe in my heart once the men really get a hold of God the village will be so changed! I really believe that the men in the village can be strong spiritual leaders. Please

Two men from the village.

pray that the whole village will be totally transformed from the grandparent’s generation all the way down to the babies. Thanks for your prayers!

My best friend Cristina from Târgu Mures is getting married in August. I’m just praying and hoping that it will be possible to go to her wedding. Yesterday I sent an e-mail to my directors to ask to see if it is possible to go because we will have a team here in Romania the same time as her wedding. It would really mean a lot to me to be able to go because God has given us a very close knitted friendship. When I lived in Târgu Mures we were prayer/accountability partners, she was my first Romanian friend when I moved there and we even lived together for almost a year. I would appreciate your prayers for this, thanks!

This is a song that we sang at the orphan camp. It is called “Dumnezeu Minunat” which is translated as “God is wonderful”.

Here is the link to the song on you tube:

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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