Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Moldova Mission Trip 2011 #11...

This has been my last full day in Moldova and I'll be heading to the airport in 3.5 hrs. I'm taking just enough time to post some photos to tell today's story. I've spent the whole day with 3 of the 4 girls we sponsor. One of our twins was too ill to meet me today. She is feeling better but her facial paralysis is still affecting her. She is in a 10 day treatment program. Please join with prayers for her full recovery.

The youngest resident of the Team House - Baby Valeria who won all our hearts.

The Belciug family who welcome and shepherd us throughout out whole stay.
Roadside views...

Passing a beautiful lake...

Lush this year throughout the rolling, verdant hills...

Arriving at the camp road, we were met by a herd of sheep and goats...

and their shepherd.

Daughters of camp director and a cook...

Spending the day with 3 sweet girls.

 Viorica and Lena love this whirling ride so did it twice!

 Took my life in my hands with this activity!!!

Boys first

and then the girls.

Elena, a twin...  Just finished a 3 yr. food service high school

Lena, such a loving, servant heart...

Viorica, passionate love of the Lord.

New dress to be more appropriately dressed for church.

New pants for this beautiful, stylish young woman.

Heading to a movie at Malldova

Captain America in Russian with Romanian sub titles...

Sponsors with children and Belciug family for Andy's pizza - the kids' choice!

Pizza with mushrooms, cheese, tomatoes, mayonaise

and corn.

Sharing this day with 3 girls I've grown to love deeply was nearly perfect.  The only disappointment was the illness of one twin and her inability to join us.  The twins have had great discouragement recently as they learned their visa applications for Italy were denied and therefore they are unable to leave Moldova to be with their mother who works in Italy.  They will continue to seek employment in Moldova and work toward another way to reunite with Mom.  But right now improved health is Valentina's great need.

My trip to Moldova is about to end.  I'll be leaving for the airport in 2 hours and hopefully will sleep all the way home.  It has been a blessed trip.  God has been gracious to our team and we are grateful for this opportunity.  The rest of the team has arrived home safely in the states.  Pray for Mark and me as we wing our way tomorrow.  Your prayers have been felt and vital.


Marge B. said...

"Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.

The Lord, the Lord, is my
strength and my song;
He has become my salvation.

With joy you will draw water
from wells of salvation.

In that day you will say:

"Give thanks to the Lord,
call on His name;
make known among the nations
what He has done,
and proclaim that His name
is exalted.
Sing to the Lord,
for He has done glorious
let this be known to all
the world.
Shout aloud and sin for joy,
people of Zion,
for great is the Holy One
of Israel among you."

(Isaiah 12:2-6)

Praising God with you,
Love Marge

Brad Golden, M.Ed. said...

It was such a pleasure to meet you and your husband at the benefit luncheon. Your stories have inspired me, and have caused me into action to move forward and hopefully take part of the service projects we at BCFS are involved with in other Countries. Thanks for your service and your inspiration....I hope to fill my blog with as many touching stories as yours has....Thanks for sharing!

Peace.... Brad