Monday, September 17th, will be a big day for the Ferentari neighborhood of Bucharest. There will be lots of scurrying around and excitement in the air. It is the first day of school for the Ruth School, the beginning of their second year in the new building. There will be an opening ceremony with words of welcome, gifts of flowers for the teachers, and the hustle, bustle of children making their way to their classrooms. I imagine there will be smiles of welcome as school mates greet each other and tears as first graders begin their official school lives. (at least tears from their parents!) Please pray that all will go well and the school year will start off on a positive note.
Monday also marks the beginning of a session of the Gypsy Smith School of Evangelism for the Roma leaders of Romania and Moldova. Teachers this session are Greg Barr from St Andrews Baptist Church, Columbia, SC and Charles Qualls from Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta. Please pray this week for the teachers, their translators, and the students.