Sunday, August 5, 2012

Communion Sunday in Chisinau, Moldova...

This was a very nice day.  We started with a great devo story shared by Amanda during our breakfast.  Then we were off to Jesus Savior Baptist Church for the second Sunday here because it was communion Sunday and that is so special.  The 2.25 hr service was filled with blessed worship through the choir, prayers, congregational singing, greetings, sermon and communion.

We followed that with lunch at Andy's Pizza.  It was the last day in Moldova for 6 of the team who leave for the airport at 4:40 AM tomorrow.  Therefore there were a number of things to fit in besides a debrief over supper and packing.

So it was off to the market for a few more items; back to team house to change clothes; drive by stop to tour the grounds of Internat 2 where most of the children live during the school year that we have in our camp for the week we're here; plus a drive toward a large, forest where Condrita Monastery is.

Photos will help tell the story...

Grandpa J.C. and Joanna are ready for church...
1st Sunday of the month so communion will be served...

Prayers for the bread...
And the cup...
The Wordens with 2 girls we sponsor...
This young man has much potential...
Young men who grew up in the orphanage but have had CERI's help to steer them in a godly direction...
Orphanage graduates headed onto further education with the help of CERI and sponsors...
At Andy's Pizza...
Ordered soup and it was delicious....
A mighty cheese calzone for Joanna...
Goofy kid...
Phillip loves the pepperone with corn pizza...
shared with Grandpa...
How special to have a couple of grandchildren with us...
Weddings in the chapel...

Lovely spot in the central park...
Tour of Internat 2 grounds includes playing....
That girl loves expending physical energy...
She's about to spin around this bar multiple times and wow the others...
 

The Condrita Monastery...
 



Pastoral setting...
Another photo with some very precious girls...
It was another hot day here but since it was a more relaxing day than we've had before on this trip, we didn't seem to mind it so much.  Doing church, meals and site-seeing with some very special people made for a wonderful last day for 6 team members.  One member of our team left yesterday and she's nearly home in Dallas now.  Two of us will stay until Wednesday so we can hang out with our sponsored kids some more.

The Richmond Wordens will return to their world of Chick-fil-a, school, church, family etc.  The CFA crew did great without their boss.  Business was very strong there for the week.  Thanks for prayers for them.

Update on yesterday's post:  I learned today the name of the woman who came into God's family yesterday.  It is Natalia.

Better get some sleep but am so appreciative of prayer and encouragement for the team on this trip.  We have some ideas for things which can be tweaked for another trip but much has gone well on this trip.  Most of all, we have persevered and experienced the power and provision of our Lord.  We trust He has been glorifed. 

1 comment:

Marge B. said...

The sweet pictures convey what a blessed Sunday you had....such a great close to your week.

Thank-you so much, Lee, for sharing your week with us. It has been a privilege to pray for The Team and those you came to reach for Christ.
Truly, God has been glorified!

Praying for traveling safety.

Love,
Marge