This was my reaction when a team of 15 people from 5 churches in TX came to do ministry in Constanta being involved in doing street evangelism with our church and doing children ministry at the YWAM Day Center. The 5 days they spent at the Day Center were Christmas days: they shared the Gospel with the children, brought t-shirts, shorts, shoes, amazing crafts, visited the children’s families and gave them food and blankets. Also some of them bought underwear for the children, toys for playing on the beach and fish to express the story in the Bible with Jesus multiplying the fish and the bread! They fish are still alive and their names are: George (the team named it) and Andrew and Philip (the children named them like the disciples mentioned in the story 🙂 Continue reading →
Romanians wish each other to be healthy on many occasions: when somebody sneezes, on birthdays and anniversaries, when you get off the phone with someone, when you end a face to face conversation with someone, no matter if you know the person very well or not.
Dealing with some health challenges in the last couple of years, we came to believe that this is a nice greeting and very meaningful as well. Also we appreciate more, getting and staying healthy and don’t take it for granted as before. Continue reading →
No matter how many books you read, how many movies you watch and how much you try to picture it in your mind, nothing compares to holding your baby in your arms for the first time! And then come many other firsts: diaper change, bath, smile, walk, grocery shopping, tooth, fever, rolling over, crawling…. Life will never be the same as before pregnancy, but in a beautiful way! Continue reading →
How many books should we print? How can we get the original cover of the book in German? Translators? Editors? Where is best to print it? Will it be done before the National Conference since its author is the main speaker?
During the conference YWAM Constanta sold many copies of the book „Help, I need somebody!” which is the testimony of the speaker, from the drugg addiction to international missions. Alex spent many weeks working on this book (looking for translaters, editors, arranging the text in every page, printing at a print shop in Bucharest) and he was relieved to see it printed a couple of days before the conference started!
Over 90 staff gathered in Constanta in September to be part of the National Conference! The 3 days spent together were full of worship, teaching, small group talks, fellowship and much more. Times like this give you a bigger picture of what YWAM Romania looks like and they remind you that YWAM Romania is more than the local ministry you are part of.
Alex’s 2 younger sisters, Claudia – 18 and Cristina -16 got baptized in June! Our family was very excited for their decision and we shared this special moment together!
Last week one of the families that we serve at the YWAM Day Center was evicted from the house where they have been staying illegally for many years. The mom with 5 children (the father is in jail for the next 7 years) refused the room that YWAM found for her and is now staying together with her sister and her 6 children in abandoned buildings moving as the owners kicked them out. We’ll keep on trying to look for a place for them. Continue reading →
Monday at 5:15 am we left to Bucharest. We arrive 3.5 hours later, find a parking lot near the embassy and we go to wait in line to get in the embassy. About 20 minutes later we get inside, go through the security check, give our papers and pasport, answer „why do you want to go to the States?” and „have you been there before?” and take a seat waiting to be called into another room to have our fingerprints taken.
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