With God’s grace we can again be in touch with you, praising our Lord because He is faithful and so good with all of us. We are amazed to see that God will do above all one can ask or think, even in the little steps of life and even in little private desires… He is providing abundantly for those who are connected with Him. We have been experiencing this wonderful Scriptural truth, especially during the last two months.
Even though times here in Romania, as throughout the world, are very difficult and the crisis continues—lack of jobs, hopelessness, great disappointments—God is giving us the assurance of His presence and the vision to continue the work we do; He is bringing people around us who are willing to help and support us. Individuals or groups from both Romania and other parts, together with Mia’s Children Foundation, Rotary Club, Adobe Foundation, KBFUS Foundation, ING, Madison Advisors, Transylvania Bank, BCR Bank, are among some of them (please excuse us if we do not mention all of you, but we so appreciate you and are grateful for your support).
In all our activities we can clearly see the good results in different ways: we were able to build another needed storage room; we created a garden with a water fountain, eating area; a family of plastic ducks & ducklings; a peacock; a small playhouse & slide—it has given the kids a delightful way to imagine they are part of a happy fairy tale in their own yard, with even a small patch of green grass and flowers.
Many new games and some sport activities are giving the children a special meaning and importance in their daily lives. The activities the children do in the added back room of the house, which is for studies and projects ( we wrote about it in an earlier newsletter), have been enhanced by the outdoor fun they now have in the new garden area. Now God is enabling us to develop creative ideas for school curriculum, etc..
Around Eastertime we were given a special dinner by the owners of XANADU Restaurant here in Bucharest. We thank you so much for the dinner prepared so graciously for us. During the past two months also other people came to us— like Tedy and Anda, Simona and Georgio, Alex and his group of motorcyclists, Jonathan and Ralucka, etc.. Thank you all so much for your care.
We want to thank Mr. Ovidiu Hagima for the movie he made with Mihaela and Elena, two young enthusiastic artists, about Mia’s Children. They are making a documentary movie about how you can serve needy children and change their lives, turning them from darkness to light through faith, art, caring showing that humanity has a choice and a hope for the future. We thank Mr. Hagima for the courage and commitment he had to take with him to Iraq 47 pieces of the children’s artwork, making an exhibit illustrating the truth of the words above.
For us knowing God is so very important, and we are doing a Bible study entitled I AM, the “I AM” words of Jesus recorded in the Gospel of John. To know God in an intimate way is the key of success for a changed life, and if we look back where we started with the kids, we see there is success with the kids because we all have an intimate, daily relationship with God.
We want to thank all of you for your financial support for the kids, and for both Costel and Mia.
Prayer requests for:
*a new home
*constant support of friends
*for good health and encouragement
*a message sent to the world through the fruits of the children’s lives
We thank you and bless you in the Name of the Lord!