A great send off

I wanted to share with you all some pictures from the great send off at ILM.  It was wonderful to be surrounded family and friends right before I left.

If you want to see more pictures just let me know and I’ll forward the link to them!

After some sleep…

Well, I’ve gotten some sleep, although I can’t seem to fall asleep before 2am.  Its good to be back in Romania.  I did have to sign a paper stating I did not have Swine Flu in order to cross the boarder into Romania from Hungary.  In the Budapest Airport, there were heat detectors checking everyone for fevers.  You couldn’t get your luggage until you went through one.

Today, I got a cell phone.  This will be good; won’t have to get a home phone when I go to Suceava.  The new number is 011-40-771-734-216.  

Prayers have been answered.  There is a team of 3 ,who will be coming over to help with summer camp.  However, we need cheap plane tickets.  Please pray that we can find 3 cheap plane tickets so that the team can stay within budget! Its peak travel time so it will take a miracle to get cheap tickets.  But my God is really good at miracles, so I’m not worried.

Thank you for your prayer, emails and comments!

I’m here

I’m now in Romania.  Only 24 hours of travel.  Thank you to everyone who saw me off at the airport and to everyone who posted comments.  I was able to check the comments at the airport in Germany. 

I’m going to sleep now.  I’ll post soon.

I’m Leaving Today

It has been so wonderful seeing family and friends these past couple of weeks.  I wish I could have seen everyone  and spent more time with my loved ones, but there just wasn’t enough hours in the day. 

Please pray for safe travels and no lost luggage.  I will arrive in Oradea late Friday night (East Coast Time).  Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.  I’ll be in touch!

Love you all.

Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.–Joshua 1:9

Updates and Thanks!!

I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated clothes, toiletries, games, puppets, Barbies, backpacks and health kits!  Thank you to everyone who sorted and packed these items too!  Last Thursday,  MBK filled a 15 passenger van and sent well over 2000 lbs. to Romania.  There are still some boxes that will have to wait until Christmas time to be sent because we just didn’t have the room to send them.  These items were designated for summer camp, the PULS pregnancy center, Ci-ghid orphanage, and Stroiesti village.  It was overwhelming to see what people gave.  I have to say a special thanks to Joan and Janet, who coordinated the donation at my church, Church on the Cape.  We lost count after 50 boxes of clothes and shoes.  I have to say it was a great encouragement to see how much people gave.  THANK YOU.

I will be flying back to Romania on May 21.  I think folks are meeting at the airport at 11 am to see me off.  Also, I will have the same apartment for the summer and that address is below.  Please continue to pray for the work being done in Romania and the souls being saved.  Please pray for travelling mercies and no lost luggage.  Thanks.

OSBORNE Melissa
Str. Apateului 12 (street and number of building)
Bl. PB 7 Ap. 13 (building name, apartment number)
Oradea, BH (city and state)
410541
Romania

011 40 359 199 188