Children in the Village of Stroiesti-Part 1

I am back home now.  It was so good to see the children and to get to know Gabi and Mihaela better during the last 2 weeks in Romania.  I have a language tutor lined up, but no place to live yet.  Gabi and Mihaela will be looking for a place for me in the next couple of months.

I want to share with you what we did while in Romania. We spent 4 days in the village.  Day one, made home visits.  We got to know the families better and spend time with the kids. We pasted out clothes, toiletries, and backpacks to the kids. The kids were so fun.  They would pick pears, apples, and plums from the trees and give them to us to eat. And they love to take pictures, so if there were only 10 or so kids (a small group) that had gathered, I would let them take some pictures.

Diana & Bogdan with mom, Olga

Diana & Bogdan with mom, Olga.

  Kids in Stroiesti

  Cristy climbed the tree to get some fruit. Notice he’s not holding on.

Day two, we did bible lessons with the kids.  I told them the story of Joseph.  They were to draw a picture of something that happened in the story using chalk.  We had them drawing on the old train platform.  We had no idea the train was still in service. AHHHH!
Not the best location for Bible Lessons.

Not the best location for Bible Lessons.

 Andre drew Joseph’s brothers throwing him down the well.

Alight, that is enough for now. I’ll post some more pictures and update you on what else we did soon!

6 Responses

  1. Welcome back! Praise God for your safe return and effective visit. May your Bible lessons with the kids be fruitful in their lives. Blessings sister, Jerry

  2. Love u, missed u, sooooo glad u are back! I can’t wait to see u tomorrow at cotc!

    luv, cd-c

  3. I’m glad you are back cousin and had a great time! I am so so so happy for you…those children are truly blessed to have you! Call you soon.

    Love you

  4. It’s me, Candice, on my blog username. 😛

    I can’t believe he’s not holding on! How scary! I’m glad your trip went well – we keep praying for you!

    I’m glad I found your blog…finally!

  5. Melissa,

    It’s Cathy from Open house youth shelter/Crisis Line. I’m sitting here in awe of you! I loved the pictures! I feel so suddenly blessed and inspired! Your mission is a true affirmation of faith…of how God works in all our lives…he works through us.

    I’ve been at such a cross roads in my life. I have no idea how things will unfold for me. But, your journey gives me hope. The awesomeness of being an instrument!
    I think…no…I know…it’s time for me to listen…and more importantly…to pay attention!

    Thanks for sharing these pictures…these special moments. I look forward to hearing and seeing more of your adventure. Please know I’ll support in any way I can.

    Peace to you always,

  6. I so enjoyed reading your blog. Reminds me of my childhood in Romania. I wish you success and many blessings in your work there. As for learning the language, don’t despair — you will learn it just fine. Just for practice, here is a bit for you to work on:

    Ma bucur pentru oportunitatea pe care o ai sa slujesti in Romania. Si eu as fi vrut sa slujesc in felul acesta, dar pe mine Domnul m-a chemat sa fiu o MAH (missionary at home) — noi avem opt copii si ei sint prima noastra responabilitate. Domnul sa te binecuvinteze.

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