Mission: About God, About People

We’ve been home for about three days. After the rush to get as much as we could done at the Orevita site, some last minute sight seeing and a dash home to beat the midwestern weather, I am just now catching my breath to write this last post and reflection about...

The Big Push

We are down to one whole day left in Romania. We had to push our vans up a small steep hill to the Church lodging at Tamna the last 4 nights in a row! Each night, exhausted from working, the team somehow found the energy to get out and slip and slide in the snow to...

The Fruit that Increases…

(This post was written by Claire Monteen) “Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit.” Philippians 4:17 (ESV) How is it possible to be entirely exhausted and happy at the same time? We’re winding down from a day that was...

Headed South, Joining the Work

We loaded the vans this morning and headed south on our second day in Romania. Most of us were battling jet lag and preparing our minds to join the work on the Church at Orevita Mare. Blessings are peculiar. Some would say this trip is a “success” or a worthwhile...

Entering Romania, First Night

We couldn’t have had a more uneventful and blessed trip into Romania! We thought the ice and snow on the Illinois roads could cause us to travel so slow we would miss our flight from Chicago, it didn’t. We thought the U.S. Government shutdown could slow...

Team 1, Getting Underway

Snow! Wind! Ice! One thing we need to remember about traveling in January is that it’s wintertime. Another thing we must always remember is that God is good and we have prayed (and are praying). The Lord has ordained this partnership with the missionaries in...