|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.