Sunday September 18, 2011

2 more weeks until I go to the Jesus Culture concert in Budapest and 1 more week until the new season of The Amazing Race starts!! So, exciting!!!

I went to church this morning. The service was really great and I’m glad that I understood a bit of the sermon. After the service I bought two more tickets for the Decean concert and I also found out great news for the orphan kids I work with too. I asked the guy who is selling the tickets if he received an e-mail from Dan or Tabita Iozsa. He told me he did and then I told him that I work with them. He then went told me that he spoke to the band and we can have ten free tickets! He gave me the tickets right there.

Wow, this is awesome how God is blessing the older orphan kids in this special way to be able to go to the Decean concert next Friday! We sing a lot of their songs that this band has written at the orphan chapel so they already know a bunch of their songs. They are going to be so excited when they find out because I know some of them really want to go. I just thank-you Lord Jesus for making this possible!!

I went to the Sabolciu gypsy village in the afternoon from 4:15 – 6:45pm. It was so great to

Some of the children and volunteers.

spend a good chunk of time there and not just an hour. I am so grateful that I am able to go there on Sunday afternoons to spend more time with the children and families. Today I went with Dan, Tabita, Salomea and three of the older orphan kids – Eva, Iby and Fekete. It was the first time I went to Sabolciu with Fekete. I felt very blessed as I watched how he interacted and helped with the children today!

We had a great time in Sabolciu! Dan had the church service with the adults and some teenagers while the rest of us spent time with the children outside. The first half of my time in the village I went with the volunteers and the children to the river. The children had a lot of fun playing and splashing in the river!

After a while I went back to the village with a couple of the kids and two of the volunteers

Some of the younger kids and I.

because Lensi (one of the young girls) cried a lot. I think she was just really tired because I carried her on my back and by the time we got to her house she had fell asleep. Lensi is just such a sweet girl and she has a special place on my heart.

After that I spent a bit of time playing with some of the younger kids outside and I was surprised that I was able to get a few good pictures with them. One of the families in the village had their gypsy music playing outside and then I ended up embarrassing myself after I walked over to their house! A couple of the women wanted me to dance to their music or I should say they made me do it with them and I was awful at it. Then I had a whole audience watching me! Oh, the memories I’m making!

In the evening I stayed home and just relaxed. I felt kind of exhausted after my time in

Dancing to gypsy music and making a fool of myself!

Sabolciu but yet I was filled with joy to be able to go there today. I just want to take a moment to thank God for the older orphan kids that we work with. It is just such a blessing to see them go to a gypsy village and love on this precious community so thank-you Lord for their servant hearts. What a great day!

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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