It’s……

SNOWING!!!!!!!!   Oh, it’s going to be a long winter.

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Since last week-Mentoring

I’m sorry it has taken me so long to update this blog.  I’ve been really busy lately.  It’s been great. 

I spent much of last week and early this week making preparations for the mentoring program.  Three teens from the village are participating in the program and will be preparing to go to high school next year. (There is another girl who wants to join us, but her class schedule is very different and she isn’t sure about it.)  In order for them to go to high school, they have to pass exams.  We are studying 2 afternoons a week to get them prepared.  I had been doing the tutoring sessions in the village, but younger siblings were very distracting.  We all agreed coming to my apartment was better!

Tuesdays, we have English and Thursdays, Math with my friend’s mother, who has been teaching this prep groups in Bucharest for years.   Tonight, though, we had English.  After school, I drove the kids to my apartment and we worked on English vocab and grammar.  We had dinner and played Crazy 8 (naming the cards and colors in English for each turn) and then studied some more.  They were all home by 7 pm with homework to do for next week. 

They are great kids and each child was actually put on my heart last year.  God knew then!!  They are all cousins.  Andrei is 14 and the girls are both 16.  Gabi finished 8th grade last June and has been working in the fields with her family.  She wants to do more in her life and her mom wants more for her daughter’s life. Silvia comes from a very large family and has repeated grades before.  She has the desire to succeed.  Andrei is just plain smart.  His understanding of English is incredible (he learned it from watching TV) and he’s really good at translating for his cousins.  He wants despartely to go to high school.

Gabi, Andrei, and Silvia

Gabi, Andrei, and Silvia

Being Silly...Because we can

Being Silly...Because we can

I know it won’t always be easy with these guys, but we’re all excited. We have a lot of work ahead of us. But we have parental support and encouragement.  God put the desire for this program in all of our hearts and He will go with us.  We ask for your prayers as we go forth.