This is our story of life among the Roma of Eastern Europe serving as field personnel through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
December 6th is a big day for the children of Romania. The night before they spiff up their shoes and leave them in a prominent place for Mos Nicolae (a Santa figure) to find. Mos Nicolae places small toys or candy in the shoes. When the children awaken on Dec 6th they have a surprise waiting.
The 1st and 2nd grades at the Ruth School got a great big surprise on Tuesday when the Romanian United Way sent a group from the InMedio business to provide a Mos Nicolae program. The library took on the look of a busy bee hive with children in clusters making ornaments, coloring, drawing cards for their parents, using glue and glitter, and generally having a GREAT time. The InMedio people brought in yummy desserts, candy, and soda for the students as well. (The sugar high hit as the children were on their way home!) As each student left they were given a big hug and a gift bag of school supplies and chocolate.