We have been staying busy with children's ministry, sports ministry, evangelism, and work projects. For this update, I thought I'd share ministry highlights from the team.
German shares, "My favorite ministry time was when we went to the "House of Joy" which is a church in a small village. We went there to do kids ministry. It was cool to get to help them with the ministry that they have among the village kids. The best part with the kids was they wouldn't stop hugging us and we could see how happy they were. After the time with the kids, Gabi, Caleb, and I went to a men's meeting in a very poor home. We got to pray over a sick baby. It was so cool that despite the circumstances, they still have faith that the baby can be healed."
|Children at the House of Joy|
Elise shares, "'It's been really cool getting to know the people here at the base. The coffee shop has been a blessing for us to get to know some of the young people here in Constanta. I've also loved getting to know the Gypsy kids at the park and play soccer (futbol) with them. It's been amazing to see how our team is reaching out and bringing joy to the people here. Something God has been speaking to me about is to keep being bold for Him. Also, we're not here to just survive, but to remain in Christ and then we'll thrive."
|Constanta Team at the Black Sea|
Carol shares, "Among all the ministry we have been doing here,working with a girls' home has been the one that touched my heart the most. It's called "Project Romanian Rescue." The first time we went there, I got to share the story of Esther and how God used one girl to save her people (the Jews). While I was telling the story, it was exciting to see all the sparkling eyes of the girls as they listened. After the story, Elise and Izzy served cookies and we had a tea party. The girls all wore crowns that Sarah taught them how to make. As we were preparing to leave, one of the girls handed me a note that said 'Te iubesc mult Carolina cu etrof Flori' (In English, 'I love you a lot Carolina, from Flori.'). It was such a blessing to give and receive love!"
|Carolina talking to the girls at the tea party|
|Nix praying for Andre and showing him her leg is the same way|
|Andre jumping rope and having a lot of fun!|