A lot has happened...
We had our church family here serving along side of us, GTH/BTH/ATH graduation, all of our girls have moved out of the house and have found jobs, our dear friend and colleague Kirsteen left H2H, other teams have come and gone and summer camps have finished, Ioana's wedding quickly approached, we took a short tour through Romania and Elena was baptized! I hope I haven't missed anything. : )
CCC Team. It was such a blessing to have our church family here to meet our kids and experience God working here in Romania. They met and loved on our little ones at Voluntari, played hard with our kids at Peris and spent special time with our girls.
|Team members and interns with kids at Peris|
|Dianna, Josh's mom, with Alexandra at Voluntari|
|April with Vlad at Voluntari|
|Shelley with kids at Voluntari|
|Todd with Costica at Voluntari|
|Staff with CCC team and summer interns|
Our friend and colleague moved back to Scotland to be with her parents. She had just arrived in Romania on staff when we were on our internship with Heart2Heart. I, Missy, worked very closely with her these last years helping in her music classes. We know this was a difficult decision for her but we are so grateful for the time getting to know her. We are truly blessed by her friendship! Please keep her in your prayers as she is still adjusting to life back home and getting settled in with finding a job.
|Kirsteen and I her last Sunday at church|
|Josh with Maria from Voluntari|
|Josh with his buddy Alberto coloring|
|Team acting out Daniel in the Lion's Den|
|Josh with kiddos from Voluntari|
|Me with George at Voluntari|
|Playing games at Voluntari|
|Me with Gabi|
|Josh tickling Alberto|
|Me helping Gabi do his craft|
|Josh and Corny acting out the skit for Kingdom Rock|
|Again, acting out skit|
|Me teaching at my Imagination station|
Teen camps were a blast too! We gave our testimonies and related them to the stories of Abraham. We even had the privilege to help with teen camp in Rosiori de Vede this summer. This was our first time staying in Rosiori and spending more time with the kids there.
|Josh playing a game with Isabella|
|Singing songs with the teens in Rosiori|
|Josh giving his testimony|
|Bogdan playing one of the "silent library" games|
|Isa also playing the "silent library" game|
|An intense game of dodge ball|
|Me teaching on Abraham|
|Rosiori teens ready for an obstacle course|
|Playing more games|
|Josh with his buddies from Peris|
|Teen camp with Peris teens|
|Playing a version of ultimate frisbee but with a football and basketball hoops|
|Playing partner soccer with a giant ball|
And of course, we had many pool parties with all of the kids from each orphanage. We had fun in the sun!