A new house in the village

One of the poorest families that I work with just got a new house.  Their old house was on a small plot of land with no usable ground for a garden.  There was no electricity in this cramped one room house and the floor was packed dirt.  The family has 9 children ranging in age from 15 months to 16 years.   A local Christian family felt compelled by the Lord to do something for this family.  And after 2 years the house was built from donations from Greece, Germany, and here in Romania.  The family worked alongside the professionals, even the kids got involved.  It was amazing to see the transformation!  I volunteered to help, but was told it was men’s work, oh well.

The new house has 2 bedrooms and a living room.  There is even a bathroom INSIDE the house!  This summer, garden was lush and green!  The house is beautiful and a blessing from the Lord.

Last Wednesday, there was a dedication for the house.  Family and neighbors came to celebrate with the family.  The pastor from my church in the city, gave a short sermon and presented the family with a Bible and a Children’s Bible! 

This house is the only house I know of with running water in the village.  A well pump is used. When the mother went to the kitchen to rinse something out, all eyes were on the running water.  I never realized how interesting running could be!  It was a great blessing to be apart of the celebration that has changed the life of one family!

Part of the family waiting for things to start

Me and some of my kids!

2 Responses

  1. so awesome! What a wonderful opportunity to be a part of such a huge blessing for this precious family. What a wonderful expression of Jesus to give in such a way to a family in need! PTL

  2. Wow, what an incredible story. Thanks for the reminder to be grateful for my running water and inside bathroom(s)….

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