Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"Mad" Scientist Visits Ruth School

Dr T, Mad Scientist, and her assistant, Dr St, set up their "We Love Jesus" laboratory in the cafeteria of the Ruth School this week.  Dr T uses science experiments to show God's love and teach Biblical lessons. 

In chapel today, Dr T told the story of David and Goliath, with a little help from Ruth School students.  She explained though David was young and small he had great strength and courage because God was with him.  Then to illustrate the point Dr T and Dr St did an experiment involving Diet Coke and Mento candy.  Let's just say it was explosive!  The kids were cheering, even the ones on the front row that had Diet Coke dripping from their noses.

Dr T closed chapel by stressing that fact that there is no need to feel powerless.  When you follow God you have a great strength to call upon no matter your size or age.  Dr St read the verse from Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."

Friday, January 20, 2012

Gypsy Smith School - January 2012

What a way to start the new year!  25 Roma leaders from across Romania came to Bucharest for a week of training.  Since the Ruth School students were still on winter break, it was a quiet week for studying, contemplation, and accordion playing!

Our professors for the week were Dr Bruce Gentry and Dr Josh Stowe from Missouri.  They were accompanied by Harold Phillips, Coordinator for CBF MO.

The highlight of the week was the Tuesday night worship service led by the GSS students and the Thursday night graduation recognition.

These men are learning what it is to be a leader and then taking that information back to their ministry setting to put it to practical use.  Please pray for God's blessing on their lives.

And... Thank you CBF MO!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012!

We planned a quiet new year celebration.  After seeing a movie Ralph wanted to watch a basketball game and I was reading a good book.  It was going to be an early evening.  That is until the clock struck midnight and then the noise was deafening!  The dark winter sky was lit up with bright colorful explosions.  The Romanians celebrate with fireworks that rival or even surpass our 4th of July shows.  As Ralph and I watched through our living room window we noticed up and down the street curtains were thrown back and others were enjoying the fireworks too.  The bright lights surrounded our buildings and we could hear lots of shouting of "La Multi Ani!" (Happy New Year).  It was a great way to ring in 2012.

We want to thank you for your support this past year and we look forward to the wonderful things God will do in 2012.