As the saying goes, "You could have heard a pin drop" in chapel this past Wednesday. Our guest speaker was Sergiu, a young Roma leader attending the Gypsy Smith School this week. He gave his testimony to the 5th-8th grades. As Sergiu told about being burned as a child and having to be in the burn unit of a hospital, the Ruth students were quiet and attentive. He told of other children in the unit dying and how scared he was. He found peace in his faith in God. It was a wonderful moment to see a Roma man, certainly a role model, sharing his love of God with our students. Thank you Sergiu for being willing to share. Thank you God for loving Sergiu and healing him years ago so he could use his life to serve you.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
|Brittany and Anna clowning around with the iron.|
"Can you help with the laundry?"
"Sure I don't need to speak Romanian very well to do that!"
You can imagine the look on my face when I saw the mountain of laundry that needed to be done at Project Ruth (PR)! We have a dormitory for our volunteers and guests. We have had several since this summer and no laundry had been done in a while. Then when it was explained that the Romanians like their sheets IRONED (!) I really shook my head. I was excited though because PR has an electric clothes dryer but then I found out it can only be used after the kids have gone home because otherwise it throws the electrical circuits. Arrrgh! So Anna, Brittany, and I took turns washing, hanging up the sheets, and then ironing. It took a week but we got it done! We also joked around and actually had a fun time.
Ministry takes on many different forms here. Humbly I realized that for me washing and ironing sheets was a way to serve the Lord. Thank you Lord for the lesson.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
|Anna on the left|
|Anna on the right|
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