Bogdan’s Eyes

As many of you know, Bogdan B., now 17 years old, has been going to the eye specialist in Iasi for 2 years now. He was born premature and developed cross eyes–I don’t know the technical term for this.  He has worn glasses for the past 2 years and did 3 month of eye patch therapy last year.

On Monday,  I took him back to the doctor.  In 2009, when we first went, the vision in his right eye was 20%, after 2 years, it is 100% with glasses.  The doctor was amazed.  When I asked if I could take pictures for sponsors, she started asking me where the sponsors were from.  I explained to her that the sponsors were from America.

“Ok, let me get this straight…we have a boy of 17 from a poor village in Romania, who has serious eye problems and now because of sponsors from America, he came here and now  he can see?”


“Can I call the new station about this?”—– I don’t know if anything will come of it.  But it really made his mom and I take a step back and realize how significant this really is.  We praise God for what He has done for Bogdan.  And we praise God for those who have sponsored Bogdan’s eye treatment–you know who you are! And we thank you all for your continued prayers and encouragement.

Kindergarten Field Trip

When I promised the kids at Sunday School, that if they got enough points they could go to camp, I didn’t think the kindergarteners would try to get points too!  Well, they are too little to go to camp, so we did the next best thing and went on a field trip. The team from America was so gracious to help us!  We took 4 kids from Stroiesti, plus 7 kids from my church (4 of which are part of the outreach program there) to McDonalds and to the Castle in Suceava.  I knew that the kids from the village had not been to McDonalds before, but I was surprised to find out that the kids from my church hadn’t been there either, with exception of a quick drive through or at the mall.  I realized, finally, that in America, McDonald’s is a quick easy place to eat, especially with kids, but its nothing to get all dressed up for, but here in Romania, the kids were all scrubbed up and in nice clothes to go to McDonalds.  It was such a treat for them.

The kids had a great time playing on the playground at the Castle and really enjoyed the ice cream Mr. Scott bought for them.  At the end of the day, the kids went home with goody-bags filled with important stuff like toothbrushes and flip-flops and fun stuff like beanie babies and play dough!

Teen Camp pics

My camera battery was acting up, so I didn’t get as many pics from Teens camp.  But the kids had fun.  The team found that 14 teens were more challenging than 48 kids.  That was a surprise for us, since it was the opposite last year.  Regardless, the teens learned about the book of Daniel and had a great time of fellowship through activities and small groups.

New Pictures from Camp

I just downloaded these and wanted to share them with you.  Camp was so much fun this year!