Bogdan’s Eyes–Update

I took Bogdan and his mother to Iasi on Friday for his three-month check up.  The doctor said that his vision has improved greatly in the last three months of “patch therapy” and new glasses !  She was really pleased.  She told us that surgery was an option to straighten his eyes.  The surgery will not improve his vision, but it will prevent his eyes from turning inward involuntarily.  The doctor only does this surgery in the summer, so the family has time to consider and pray about whether or not they want it.  Bogdan’s father is currently in Portugal working at an olive farm, so the family definitely does not want to make any decisions without him.

Please continue to pray for Bogdan and his family.

Slumber Party

The three mentoring girls came over and had a sleep over this weekend. We worked on English, ate pizza, made a cake, and played Mexican Train!  We, also, went for a walk in the city center to see the Christmas lights.  While we were out, it started to snow.  It was really fun.  The girls went with me to church on Sunday morning and then  I took them back to the village in time for Sunday school.

The sleepover  was a great opportunity for us to get to know each other better.  The girls have been in the same class together since the first grade, so they really know each other.  I am getting to know them better, too.   For two of the girls, going to church with me, was the first time they had ever been to a non-Orthodox church.  They enjoyed the music and preaching.  They liked reading along in the Bible as well. 

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Happy Romania Day!

December first is a public holiday here in Romania.  And that means no school.  Don’t get me wrong, I love teaching the kids in school, but like everyone else, I love a free day! 

December 1st is also the day the Christmas lights get turned on in the city and the Christmas tree in the city center is lit.  I may go and watch them light the tree tonight, depends on how cold it is.

The snow is falling and it’s actually very pretty.  The snow last week melted quickly because the ground was so warm and the temperature rose to a balmy 45 degrees.  It’s now down to 18 and the snow is sticking to the sidewalks and roads.  This should be fun!  The kids in the village are looking forward to the snow piling up.  They love to go sledding on the hills in the village.   As for me, I’ll stay home today and bundle up!