Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Projects Complete!!!

It is with great excitement to say that all our hard work has paid off and we have completed our projects..... The shed/office is complete.... the clothesline, the well cover, the stairs, the table..... great job men!!!  And we have completed our three VBS events, a Youth Group cookout/songfest.... face painting, park visiting!   We just hope that the community here is as blessed as we feel!

Today is our last day....we will be heading into the city to do some sight seeing and to pass out some wordless book bracelets.  But first a few will make a trip to what Joel calls the Amish Mall.  I don't have a lot of time to share right now as I am trying to pack up our apartment before we leave for the city..... so once again.... a picture is worth 1000 words.....

Saying goodbye to Patrick

Digging the hole for the laundry line, wasn't very easy!  It took hours to get through the buried debris 
Putting the finishing touches on the windows

Raking up the hay!

Kate doing what she loves!

Pearl worked so hard she got blisters on her hands

Digging the hole for the trees - it was much easier where I was

Still working on the holes

Everyone hard at work.... Getting Mariana's approval

Setting the post

Watering the Peach tree we planted (I will post more later)

Setting up to pour concrete

Filling Candy Bags for the teens that we forgot to give them... we will do that tonight

We have too much fun in the kitchen

Oh Dorin

Cassie and Iasmina

Denisa and Cosmin

One of the team members donated a bike to Mitspa.... Ella testing it out... it was her first time on a bike 

No caption needed

Picture taking of picture taking!

Looking up songs in English as they sing them in Romanian

This says it all

Oh my....

The Construction Team.... all cleaned up... or as clean as they can get

Once again...oh my!

RMC Romania Team 2015

We have been posing too long

So cool at the end we make a big circle

We sang the doxology to them

And they sang Bind us Together to us

I am guessing there was an airplane.... or Colby is seeing things again :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Romanian VBS Finale!

Three awesome days of VBS are now finished!  What a great experience..... I hope the kids and the parents enjoyed it as much as the team did.  It was truly apparent all the time and work and attention to details that our team put into this VBS.... upon arrival the kids could play frisbee (which they have never seen) or create playdoh masterpieces on the picnic tables or play on the little playground.  Then it was off to the opening program with myself and Cosmin - each day we would teach them an easy song in English with lots of motions and then we would enjoy some Romanian singing as well.  It was so fun to see them all singing and doing the motions.

Then it was Bible time!  Seth taught the first lesson on Creation, Cassie did the second lesson on Lazarus, and Kate did the third lesson on Peter in the Boat (Let Jesus Be your Guide).  They then split up by age groups and rotated between three stations.... Crafts, Games, and Snacks.  The kids seemed to have a great time.  And each area fit perfectly into the theme of Letting Jesus be your guide!  They did an amazing job!  We have such a talented team!!

The Construction team and our time at Mitspa has also been great.  Through creative solutions by Kevin - we have been able to find something that will work for each of our construction needs although they are often very different from what they set out to find.  Joel and Kevin have made some great friendships at the construction stores in town.... those that see them and don't speak english run as they walk into the store, so they say :)  It is our hope to have it all finished today!  One group has already started painting the office part of the building and the siding was just about done when I left yesterday.  There hard work has paid off and the end is in sight.  

We finished our evening with dinner and a team meeting.... I won't go into great details but we definately laughed a lot yesterday, from the hum hum that a dog makes, Alexia's brownies for Kate and Aaron's birthday, Cassie's translating skills, Kate's ability to make us all cry, the gummy worm that the one year old was eating and someone out of no where came and took it right out of his mouth.... if you want details on those you will have to ask a team member when they get home.... if they are willing to tell you - :)

Prayers for today that we are able to finish all our projects.  And for tonight as we have a big cookout for the teens (and whoever else shows up!)

Weeding the walk

Cleaning up after Amy and Cassie

Looking good!  

He may have painted RMC on the wall :)

Making it mouse proof - I don't even know if they have mice (though I know that they have cockroaches in Romania)

Sylvan's little helper 

Quality time with Alexia

An artist at work

Don't worry - it's non-toxic 

This is how Elliot supervises!  

Practicing her Grandma skills

Grammy Pearl is in heaven!

Lunch time at Mitspa

Happy 3rd Anniversary Kate and Aaron

Maybe our child shouldn't be riding a scooter in church

frisbee fun

Playdough time

Pearl and Denisa

Fishing Rod, with a worm and fish 

Tabita, Amy, Andreea, Avedu (Stephen), Cassie

Plus Kelsey

With our dear friend Ava

Pupick (kiss)

Every child loves bubbles

Teaching about Fishers of Men

Peter, James, and John in the sailboat...

Colby got to be Isus 

And Peter is rescued by Jesus

Sylvan must find the tent with no help

snack time

Little Evelyn was there each day!

She was saying no to something

Eye tag

A good meal to end a great day!