About Us!

There are so many children in need in Romania.  These children need the love of Jesus.  God has called me to go to Romania as a missionary. After living in Romania for a year, I met Bogdan and we were married the following summer.  We were blessed with a son, in March of 2012 and a daughter in April 2014. We live in Suceavea and  work in the village of Stroiesti.  I am teaching English classes in the school for Kindergarten to 4th grade students.  We have a mentoring program and Bogdan is an excellent influence on the boys in the village.  Along with a team of Romanian Christians, we have Sunday school on Sunday afternoons.  At Sunday school, we sing, listen to stories and lesson, make art projects, play games, and learn verses.

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Please pray for us as we continue this journey on which God has called us. Pray for the children of Romania who we will encounter.

12 Responses

  1. OMGSH! so uhm melissa…ur pictures made me crya lot…i miss those kids sooo much 😦

  2. hey Melissa,

    You don’t know me, but I get alerts from google about Oradea.

    I just got back from a two month missionary trip to Oradea in August. I too feel God’s calling to live in Romania.

    Maybe you know of Centru Crestin Salem Oradea?

    It’s such a blessing to stumble upon your blog.

    God bless you!


  3. HEllo Mellisa…………..I maiby you don’t remember me……….I am the girl of romania at 2007 on the train wen you wos going on rhe Iasi……….f_burca@yahoo.com this is my adres plis contact me………………kiss you:*

  4. Hey melisa i need ur real name full so i can do my project ony you. its about a woman that is giving a helping hand to society.

  5. Hey Melissa,

    I’m glad to hear you’re still over in Romania helping the kids there. I am applying for your old job…but the DVS doesn’t have my record for ever volunteering there so I was wondering if I could use you as a reference. I just found the wish list and will send you some stuff for the kids soon. Hope you are having a wonderful time!

    Heather Rafalko

  6. Hi Melissa,great to see what the Lord is doing through you in Romania.
    In 2007 while I was working with you at the camp in Romania I could see your love for the kids,and I am so glad you have gone back.
    Tell Bogdan i said hi,back then at the camp i remember some of the other kids teasing him because he was cross eyed,I am so glad you are helping to get his eyes fixed.

  7. Mel, you seem to be doing your thing and doing your best to change the lives of others. I applaud you. I do my part here in the States trying to curb youths’ focus away from gang involvement. Had a 16-year old today under $750,000 bond that hosted a GIRL to join by doing a “kill”. MS-13 or die (or give him $100 to get out). My spirit is getting broken by the lack of seeing an end to all this. You know I’m not a religious person, but I am in tune with my spiritual side. I’m ready to give up on all these crazy, going-nowhere people and say screw it. Any thoughts? I’m thinking of moving off the grid for good.

  8. He Melissa,

    just found your blog by mistake..was searching for mennonites in suceava, god knows why….and your blog popped out.

    Well i worked in Dorohoi, which you might know, 2 years ago, in a childrens village. And we went every week to Suceava for shopping, and getting milk from the mennonites for our school….
    So what do you do there`? Volunteering like i did?

    Ah, iam German, but ive got a russian wife, and also work in russian orphinage for one year….

    Well, nice to meet someone, shared romania experience….its nice, isnt it?

    god bless you and nice christmas time there
    (iam back in germany for university)

    noapte buane


  9. ok melissa ……………………
    I come when I call you and give you so good, but we are sv Stike to me and when I come Monday I’ll get so good ??????????/…

  10. We are so happy and proud to have you as our missionary for M.B.K. there in Romania. All our prayers come your way for God’s richest blessings to be yours. I heard the exciting news about you at board meeting last Sat. The picture told it all. I wasn’t surprised when Luke told us. We are so happy for you. John

  11. Hello!

    Reading the blog of another american in Romania I discovered yours and as a romanian I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your work here with these kids.

    Altho a christian by birth, I’m an atheist by choice(you should see my debates with mom who’s a devout christian, it’s a warzone I tell ya).Wish you good luck with future projects and your mission…and most importantly health and happiness together with your future husband.

  12. Melissa,

    I just wanted to let you know how proud of you I am. Remember when we talked about the days of having kids and family? Well here we are and I would never have imagined we’d be thousands of miles apart doing it, but we are where God has put us. And you have become God’s hands to your family and friends, both in the States and in Romania. I think it’s so amazing and so very cool. You are one amazing woman Mel!

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