Snow Skiing and Chicken Pox

Over the next few posts, I will be sharing with you Mia’s March report on the mission activities and prayer requests for her and the children.

“Beloved Friends of Mia ‘s Children , “Grace be unto you , and peace , from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ,  I thank my God always on your behalf , for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ That in everything we are enriched by Him , in all utterance and in all knowledge”  –  this Scripture is the special word God has for each of you coming from the mission from Romania .

God is taking a special care by His beloved children . The blessings are pouring over us and we give thanks and glory for all.

We started March being in a camp at the mountains -a camp for skiing offered to us freely by Mr. Marinescu and some of his friends -they pay for hotel and food together  Catalin and his brother ,Costy -the owners of a skiing camp-they allowed us to have free skiing lessons , to take the skii elevator for free ;some of his teachers -great friends and special people offered to our children classes of free skiing and a special friendship .Thank you to all those who offered us such a blessed time in the middle of snow storms , of beautiful mountains in a very hard winter time .Beyond of everything we could fell God’s protection .

When we came back , we were in a middle of an epidemic of small chicken pots , but the kids could go through only with high fever , not other problems .

Please , pray for the process we started to take the 5 children who are in danger from their Mom .Will be a long fight , but we are in God’s peace and we don’t want top separated the kids from the parents , but also , we cannot let the little one be used for bagging , for so many bad things .

Please , pray for “little” Nicoleta-the doctor found some nodules on her thyroid gland and doesn’t feel well. Next week we’ll have the results of the tests and the doctor will tell if she need treatment or surgery .  Praise Lord , John is Okay with the thyroid gland , despite the initial predictions .”    (Mia)


Painting and Prayer

…they did not believe in God
or trust in his deliverance.
Yet he gave a command to the skies above
and opened the doors of the heavens;
he rained down manna for the people to eat,
he gave them the grain of heaven.
Human beings ate the bread of angels;
he sent them all the food they could eat.
He let loose the east wind from the heavens
and by his power made the south wind blow.

Psalm 78:22-26

God, we so often forget your provision. Teach us to trust you for absolutely everything we need. Help us to pray, even when we’d rather stay ungrateful. Amen.

Prayers – and Prayer Requests

Some prayers and prayer requests from Mia:

“I continue to be inspired by what God showed me in spite of all the trials we have to go through. In the same time, we look at what happened in the world and we see Japan many other places and we realize again that the world has to come back to God, as the only hope for the future. Let’s pray and work together and look forward, to build bridges between people from different parts of the world, as all need God .

As we are waiting to again celebrate Easter, let’s take inside of our hearts and souls Jesus’ death and resurrection and continue to march with Him in the world. Together with Him we are strong!

Romania is passing through very difficult times, like all the world. What’s worst is that many people lost their hopes: the suicide rate it’s incredibly high, more people are depressed, many are sick with diseases resulting from poverty, malnutrition, a lack of medicine being available, proper food and hygiene products scarce.

For us it became more difficult to keep going with our mission as the dollar continues to be devalued in time when the prices are continually going up. There are days when we don’t know how to manage the situation other than to pray and look forward. In spite of everything, we are optimistic and this is encouraging other people to know and understand “our key “. We witness in this way what we know the best: ‘all things are possible with God!’ ”

Please, pray for:

  • Revival across the world;
  • People who  are going through sorrow over losing family, friends, property;
  • Financial provision to pay the bills, need expenses for keeping the kids, meeting ever-rising living expenses;
  • Health for Mia and all the kids: for Oana, Mario, Gabriela, Nicoleta who are quite ill right now

We thank you for making a way for us in these difficult times. Your help, support, prayers, encouragements mean so much to us. Blessings and much love to all of you.


Update on Mia

Please continue to pray for Mia. She has returned from Italy and is doing fine. The trip went safely and was informative, but now she will need further testing and possibly more medical attention later.

We’re sorry we can’t give more details but we want to wait until we know with more certainty what is afflicting her and what will need to be done.

In the meantime, we ask for your prayers in three ways:

  • For Mia to be encouraged and sustained through this process.
  • For Mia’s health to be restored in the coming days.
  • That God would grant strength and wisdom to Costi, Oana, and the rest of the staff and volunteers at Mia’s Children who have been helping Mia shoulder the burden in the past few weeks.

Thank you for your support! If you would like to send a message to Mia or to Mia’s Children and want to make sure it gets to them, just leave a message in the comments and we’ll pass it along.

Pray for Mia

Mia is flying to Milan today to see a doctor about some problems with her ear that might be very complicated. She has seen numerous doctors in Romania to no avail, and now she has the chance to get a firm diagnosis through a specialist.

Our great thanks to friends from Switzerland who took it upon themselves to find a doctor and fly her to Italy!

Please pray that the doctors will know what to do and how to help her. Please also pray for Costi and Oana – Mia’s son and daughter-in-law – as they temporarily lead the mission while Mia is away.

Mia is in great spirits. She writes, “Through faith we are confident that His plan for us is beyond what we can imagine, and even through pain and suffering His glory is perfect.”


“He’s Unlimited!”

Petre (Peter) about 10 years ago

Petre (Peter) now, on his way to study cooking in Germany

Mia sends along this update:

Peter is in Germany and he sends you all his love. He works hard to find new things for his work, cooking.

The kids are great. They study hard, work hard. Some of the kids have coldness, but it’s normal for this period of time. Mario went to the hospital again, but right now he’s out of danger, praise the Lord!

The new building it’s finished outside and mostly inside. The owner ordered also bunk-beds for 32 children, wardrobe for all the kids. We’ll have to purches many items basic necessary for the new place. God is so, so good! He’s unlimited!

We should also pray for Mia’s health. She is in physical therapy for her spine and is seeking out some medical opinions on how to proceed.

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Update on Mia

Please continue to pray for Mia, Costel and the kids.

Mia has had some tests done and we are now awaiting the results. We will keep you posted as we find out more, which will hopefully be very soon.

Thank you for continuing to lift her up!

Pray for Mia

Please pray for Mia Scarlat as she battles some health problems right now that might be serious. She has recently gone in for some tests and is waiting for results.

We expect to have more details very soon and will keep you posted.

  • Please pray that God will grant Mia health and allow her to continue her work with the children in Bucharest.
  • Pray that she will get much-needed rest and be free of worry as she waits on God to reveal His plan.
  • Pray for wise and discerning doctors.
  • Pray for Costel as he supports his wife even while struggling with his own health.
  • And pray for the children, that God will encourage them and give them peace.

Thank you for joining with us in supporting Mia.

Mia’s Children

Happy Fourth of July from Mia

From Mia Scarlat:

Beloved friends,

Happy Independence Day to you!

May always the hand of God be with America!

You are such a wonderful example for the world, for the history of development of the society!

May you always keep your standards up and speak to the world about faith, democracy, liberty!

May God bless America!

We are so proud to be part from your friends. Your help for our country means so much!

Always yours,

Mia’s Children

Flooding Devastates Romania

The Danube flooding in Budapest, Hungary

Floodwater has continued to grow in Romania after our last post about severe weather in the country.

Continuous heavy rain has caused rivers to rise, killing 24 people as of Wednesday and forcing over 7,000 people to be evacuated.

So far the area of Bucharest has not suffered the same damage as the northern region of Romania, but the city expects an untimely drop in GDP along with the rest of the country, which would further damage their already weak economy after a year of massive wage cuts in the public sector.

Read more about the flooding here, and please continue to lift up the people of Romania as they try to prevent further flooding and assess the damage already done.