Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Headstands Aren't Just for Kids

Yes, that's Tammy standing on her head!
"Hey Ms Tammy, watch this!"  Mark expertly did a headstand.
"Hey Mark, watch this!"  With those words I found myself (foolishly) trying to imitate the 2nd grader with endless amounts of energy, an impish smile, and a lover of bear hugs.

I give many of the Ruth School students bear hugs and the attention they crave.  But Mark is special to me.  Ralph and I support the Ruth School Scholarship program and Mark is our assigned student.  He doesn't know we pray for him, give toward his school supplies or keep up with his progress.  He just thinks I'm an unpredictable, crazy lady!

Everyone who contributes to the scholarship program knows the name of their student and gets an update twice a year.  We're blessed to be able to see our little Mark regularly as he learns and grows.  We see first hand the difference $30 a month can make in the life of a child.  Would you consider making a difference in the lives of children in Bucharest?  Look at our website: , write Project Ruth at  Or give through our CBF project: Ruth School, #80185

Monday, September 2, 2013

Story Telling With a Twist

Can you guess what story we were telling at Summer Club?  Stefan, our resident clown, is pretending to be a fish out of water.  Is that a big hint?  If you guessed Moses parting the Red Sea, you'd be right.  Whenever we tell a story or teach a Biblical truth we try to be as interactive as possible.  In this instance a "Moses" was selected to lead the Israelites (all the children) across the sea.  They could feel the water mist (our helpers with spray bottles) as they walked through the blue alley.  There were fish and creatures on the water walls to make it more realistic.  It was a parade with giggles and marching along.  The children learned to trust God to help them in tough situations.  And hopefully they went home to tell their parents about walking through the Red Sea.