Book fair for Romania

Dear Friends, my good friend Steph is a representative of Usborne and is hosting a a book fair to purchase books for 3 schools in Romania. The books listed have been selected because they compliment the topics covered in the kindergarten and English classes. I have also selected a Jungle workbook for camp next year.

Why are we not doing a general book drive? Books are heavy and it costs $3 per pound to ship to Romania. So we will be shipping books that we know will be useful for the schools!

You are welcome to purchase books on the wishlist for the schools, but by just purchasing books for your children and grandchildren you will help us earn triple credits to purchase books for the schools!

Our goal is to instill a love of reading and to help the children gain confidence in reading in English!

Please follow the link below to join our book fair! The book fair party will be hosted live on Thursday on Facebook, but you can order now!

https://p7249.myubam.com/1298448

Thank you for your support!!

Successful camp

Three weeks of camps and 200 campers! To say we are tired is an understatement, but it was a great camp season!

Stateside

We have arrived in Maryland and will head to North Carolina on Thursday. We are so excited to visit with friends, family, and sponsors all over the east coast and the gulf coast!

Camp sponsors

We are still in need of camp sponsors for our Dorohoi orphanage camp and our Stroiesti village/Mihoveni orphanage camp.

The cost is $120 and sponsors is due by June 15.

Checks can be mailed to:

My Brother’s Keeper

P. O. Box 11

Roxbury, PA 17251

Memo line: Ghitun camp 2019

Please contact me if you have a preference for a child from the orphanage or village, gender,age etc. and I will do my best to accommodate you!

Below is a PayPal link for your convenience!

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6LU32U3FR6GRN

Send a Kid to camp!

Express Yourself for God’s Glory!! This year our camp theme is all about Emojis! Love them or hate them, they are all around us! And the kids love them! We will be teaching what the Bible has to say about a variety of emotions including: kindness, anger, greed, sadness, courage, love, and joy!

The cost of the camp we have rented the past 7 years has gone up yet again, so we are going to try a smaller camp, a bit farther away. We have used the camp in Campulung before and it is much more rustic and much smaller, but it’s location is great for field trips and hiking. We are planning to rent a bus to take the campers to Rarau Mountain, a famous site in the area.
We are currently planning 3 1/2 camps this year. Our first camp is for children from the Dorohoi Orphanage. These children are no longer allowed to attend Christian camps and activities. But are told to be wise as serpents and gentle as doves……40 children and teens from the orphanage will come and to camp and experience God’s love.

For our next camp, we are taking 40 children from Stroiesti village and children from the special needs orphanage. The children attending this camp are children we work with on a regular basis, whether at Sunday school or in the orphanage. We have a full schedule of activities and Bible lessons.

Because of our scheduling, we are able to host a mini-camp for children from another orphanage that we have recently started working with. We are hoping to find local sponsors for this camp, but we may need your help as well.

Finally, we have English Camp. English camp is in partnership with Filadefia School. The children attending this camp are private pay. We are excited about this opportunity to provide a safe Christian environment and share the love of Jesus Christ while teaching English. We will be teaching English through Bible stories, Bible verses, songs and activities, and conversation. This camp will be in Vama because we will have 80 campers this year. We are asking for only 8 sponsors for this camp. We have selected 8 children who could really gain from this specific camp.

Each camp is 5 nights and 6 days (with the exception of our mini camp which is 3 night and 4 days). The cost of camp is $120 (the same as last year). That $120 provides one week of camp; 3 good meals (prepared by Bogdan and his kitchen crew) plus 2 snacks each day (this is more than they get at home); transportation to and from camp on the train; toiletry items; craft projects, game and sports time, prizes, solid Bible lessons twice a day, and a great team of Romanian and American believers to supervise and guide these young campers!

Camp dates are July1-July 20 2019. If you are interested in volunteering at one, two, or even three of our camps, please let us know. There is still space available.

Send your sponsorship to: My Brother’s Keeper, PO Box 11, Roxbury, PA, 17251 (Please put Stroiesti/Dorohoi Summer Camp 2018 in the memo line); For Paypal sponsorship go to http://www.mbk.ro (Mark for family and friends, so you don’t have to pay the fee!)

All sponsorship money must be received by June 1, 2019! Thank you!

Merry Christmas

Thank you for everything you do for us and the children in Romania! Merry Christmas!

Christmas boxes!

Over the weekend, we passed out well over 300 shoeboxes and backpacks!! We gave boxes to 6, yes 6 different orphanages!!!! We had 5 pizza parties with the children. We were joined by the Intensive English 5th grade class from the private Christian school. They performed two skits, including one about the the birth of our Savior, ,and Christmas carols. We ate well and also made Christmas tree ornaments. Bogdan dressed up as Father Christmas to take pictures with the children. What a thrill to bring such joy to the children!

On Sunday, we had our annual Christmas program in the village with over 100 children and teens. The snow kept many children home, but it was still a great day!

We still have some families to visit and boxes for the children at church!