Easter Program in Stroiesti

While we were in the hospital on Palm Sunday celebrating the arrival of Olivia, the children and teens in Stroiesti were performing their Easter Program.  Here is what Ana reported to me about the program:

“Today we had the Easter program. Diakonia was present. Nevertheless, not very many parents showed up. The children sang very well, they’ve learned their poems and verses and everything was ok. Thank God!
I sent you some pictures that I hope you’ll enjoy. On the whiteboard you can see the craft you  sent; we did it yesterday at rehearsal. They loved the carrots you sent and prayed for you, without knowing that you’ll go into labor the very same day.
I have to tell you something very funny. At the end of the program, Pastor  Tibi asked the kids to pray and Roxana thanked God for the fact that you gave birth to a baby girl, but instead of saying your name she said my name. So imagine everyone smiling and laughing and later joking about it. *:P tongue
The folks from Diakonia prepared some fruit and candy for the kids and they were very happy about it.”
Here are some of the pictures of the children before and after the program. We thank God that the children and teens are able to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord in freedom. We praise God that Diakonia church has come along side of the us and have invested in the children and teens of Stroiesti. May God continue to bless them all.
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Olivia Mariana is here!

Olivia Mariana was born on Sunday, April 13th, 2014-Palm Sunday-at 2:37am.  She was 9 pounds 1 ounce, and 20 3/4 inches long!  We were at the hospital only an hour before she decided to burst through! (That means Mommy didn’t have time for any pain meds…something I will remind her about when she is older!)

Olivia is such a good baby and is very healthy.  Matt is a great big brother. He loves to kiss her and hold her and wants to make sure she is ok.  He evens wants to share his crackers and juice with her. We are all doing great!

We praise God for giving us such a beautiful little blessing. Our family is so full of love.

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Save the Date!!!!

SAVE THE DATE:

Sunday, May 25, 2014 12-3pm at Reel Cafe, Downtown Wilmington
HELP GIVE CHILDHOOD BACK TO ROMANIAN ORPHANS AND VILLAGE CHILDREN.
Family Friendly Fun including Live Music and Free Appetizers.
Enter to win Stephen Webster Sterling Silver Chandelier earrings with 1/2 carat of White Diamonds for only a $20 donation per raffle ticket. Win a Les Paul replica guitar, Romanian Pottery, and much, much more for only $5 per raffle ticket!

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All money will be used by My Brother’s Keeper Ministries to continue projects that help children in Romania including English lesson, Sunday School, High School Mentoring, Summer Camps, VBS, Summer Outreach, Orphan Outreach, Field trips, Material aid, and more.

My Brother’s Keeper is a Christian non-profit performing humanitarian work in Romania.