Thursday, October 27, 2011

Noah and His Family

This week we have a team of youth from Burlington Baptist Church, Ipswich, United Kingdom at the Ruth School.  They are holding a morning club time for the 1st-4th grade because those classes have fall break and doing craft time and PE with the older grades.  Yesterday the team helped out in chapel by telling the story of Noah. "The aminals came in two by two, hurrah, hurrah..."

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

English Club begins...

"At English Club we speak English."  With those words English Club for the Ruth School 7th and 8th grades began today.  Our group of 12 practiced their English by playing 'word' Bingo.  They eagerly searched for the words on their cards after they saw the Kit Kat chocolate bars that were the prizes.  It was touching to see the student that won share his candy with his friends.  It was a fun time and we are eagerly anticipating next Wednesday when we will do it again.

**Looking for a way to serve?  At English Club you only need to be able to speak English and enjoy having a good time.  Come and join us!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Our Latest Graduate

After completing two years (8 sessions) of the Gypsy Smith School a pastor is ready to graduate.  Marian (no, it's not a typo.  This is a masculine name in Romania.  MAR-e-on) graduated with our last session.  He was recognized at the weekly worship session, prayed for, and then presented with a certificate and a new Bible.  It is a great celebration that all the pastors enjoy.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Gypsy Smith Leadership School - October

21 Roma leaders from around Romania gathered this week at the Ruth School for training.  Dr Rick Landon and Dr James Stillwell from Lexington, KY taught on Spiritual Disciplines and Pastoral Care.  "I am a unique, unrepeatable miracle of God" was one of the phrases heard often.  As well as "You are God's Gift" and "Every pastor needs a pastor".  It was a week of information that can be taken back to the Roma congregations and used in weekly ministry. 

Thank you to all who prayed for this session and contributed financially to make it happen.  God blessed it tremendously!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Slice of Romania...

I was on the 6th floor when I heard this beautiful voice drifting through the window...