Monday, June 18, 2012

WOW! Time Has Flown!

I've always thought of myself as a pretty consistent blogger.  What happened the last six weeks?  I have felt like a hamster on a wheel that just would not stop!  It started with our 8th grade recognition chapel.  With the help of our staff we called each student by name and said a few words about them.  This was to encourage them as they move into high school. (Pray for their exams in the coming weeks.) We also wanted to encourage the younger students.  The message was: "This CAN be you!"  It was an emotional and exciting chapel.
Dr Vestal, CBF Coordinator, with Oti Bunaciu
Next came the big celebration for Project Ruth's 20th birthday.  Our guests came from several different countries including Great Britain, Germany, Austria, and the USA.  All were united in their support of this ministry.  We had a great three days of worship, fellowship, sharing of meals, and celebrating. We heard the story of how Project Ruth started as an outreach of the Providence Baptist Church and now has 160 students, a day center, a
leader training, and a women's center.  Through many people, organizations, clubs, and others working together a great thing is being done.  To God be the Glory!
And...  The Naomi Center for Women is open and growing!  The Sewing Club is a huge hit.  We have 15 sewing machines and have hired an instructor.  Ladies in the neighborhood can learn to sew or if they already know how they can use a machine.  Already the women are sewing different crafts in hopes of generating an income for their families.  The Club is becoming so popular we may soon outgrow our room!  God is blessing this new ministry.

Ralph and I have arrived in the USA for our four month off-field assignment.  We have been busy getting physicals, visiting the dentist, seeing our families, and helping our son, Josh, move into his first apartment.  We are also preparing for CBF's General Assembly that will meet June 20-22 in Ft Worth, TX.  We're celebrating Project Ruth's birthday at the Missions Picnic on Thursday, June 21.  Come and join us!