Update, not about camp!

Maybe you have been wondering what else we have been doing since we’ve been back.  I can’t believe its been a month. We have taken care of health insurance and my new residency permit.  We have had a horrible time getting Matt’s Romanian birth certificate, but God willing, we will get it this week. Yes, we are still readjusting back into Romanian life…but loving it.

Matt has grown so much and I love spending the day with him. He’s a dream.  The grandparents have demanded photos every week plus face time on skype.  So far so good.  Matt loves to laugh at his grandparents and other strange people!

Sunday School in Stroiesti is going well.  Attendance is down because of the weather.  And also because the kids have realized we were serious about the points and are only taking kids who have earned the points to go to camp. But those kids, who have earned their point are so excited and are so encouraging to those who still need a few points. We have one girl, Alexandra, who started coming after Easter and she has learned just about every verse that was assigned since September!  So impressive.  We have 3 kids who have earned 100 points and they only needed 60 for camp.  I’m slowly but surely meeting with the mentoring kids.  The school year is almost over and they are hard to schedule meetings with!

Bogdan and the kids threw me a little surprise party for my birthday! Check out the cake Florin and Bogdan made!


Bogdan has been working on our house.  The well was dug deeper and 1200 square meters of corn was planted!  I know this is an insane amount of corn for us, but since the land had not been used in years, it needed a season of corn to make it usable next year.  We plan on saving most of the corn for the chickens and turkeys we hope to have next year.  It looks like we will be able to move into the new house in fall, Lord willing.  The heating system is just about done and the bathroom fixtures are all that are needed there.  The rest is mostly finishing work and flooring.

Bogdan has started back at the camp, where we first met.  Right now, he’s cooking for campers just on the weekends, since school is still in session.  He’ll start camp at the of June and be there until the end of August.  Of course, he’s coming with us at our camp in Vama. Matt and I are with Bogdan at camp, but go to Sunday School each week and I’m finishing preparations for the rest of the summer. Matt is loving the fresh air and sunshine!

We are so excited for the 2 teams coming this summer.  We have a team coming for summer camp and service projects in Stroiesti.  The other team consists of 2 ladies.  They will join Ana, Ancuta, and I (and Matt) in Ploiesti (6 hours south of here) for VBS in 2 gypsy villages.  We will join Eduard and his choral ministry there.  Eduard has been working with choirs in these villages, but the children have never had a VBS.   Its a totally new ministry opportunity but we are looking forward to it. The ladies will then join us in Stroiesti where will hope to start a Junior Bible Quiz team!

I will try to keep you all put dated with everything going on over the summer!!

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