July, 2016

July, 2016

I am delighted to be writing this update from ‘the other land that I love’!   I left Boston June 23, and arrived in Brasov (Romania) on the evening of the 24th.  As usual, Ovi picked me up in Bucharest.  The two and one half hour ride is always one of great conversation, catching up on the past few months.  He had liters upon liters of water already for me in my flat, milk and butter in the fridge, and ‘tons’ of fresh veggies and fruits waiting for me.  He is such a blessing to Love From Above!

Before I can get into the orphanages, I have to have medical tests, wait for their results, and then present them (along with my police report from Norton) to a government office.   It seems like a lot to go through once a year, but certainly well worth it to see and minister to my precious babies at Albina, and my ‘big kids’ at Barza Mica.

In the month of June, more clothing and supplies were shipped to RO.  My deepest gratitude to everyone who donates new or ‘like new’ clothing to these very desperate ones in Romania.  And, such deep gratitude to Patti (Belcher) who heads up the clothing ministry, and the tireless efforts of the ladies who work with her.

I was blessed to be able to share the ministry with a couple of churches in Maine in May – and then with the Ladies Missions Prayer Fellowship at Faith Alliance Church in June.

Also in June, the mission’s director from FBC in Middleboro (MA) brought me bags full of ‘squares’ for our ‘Squares Project’ (Christian ladies on both sides of the globe creating beautiful afghans for warmth for the precious Romanians).  It was lovely meeting Denise Arsenault!

The week before I left MA, I drove over to Kingston to pick up all the pull-up pants the Mayflower Club Ladies work on all winter.  These ladies are so special!   They not only make the pants (and mittens and scarves with the left-over material), but also pack up the boxes, and give LFA Ministries the funds to ship them from MI to RO.   While I was there, I couldn’t help but take just an hour to visit Plymouth (one of my favorite places, ever), AND have a clam roll.  Yum!

My eternal gratitude once again, too, to the wonderful gentleman who ships all our boxes from MA to MI.  He declines to be recognized, but he is a giant in my eyes to provide for our Lord’s work in this way.  THANK you!  I’m proud to serve along-side you, sir.

Look for my updates from RO in the next few weeks via email telling you what is going on at Barza Mica with Anto having departed the orphanage.  And, I will learn much more concerning many things very soon to share with you.

‘To God be the glory!  Great things He has done.’