Friday, March 13, 2009

romania update

well it's been a crazy week so far, but a good one! i once again flew over the atlantic to conquer new territory! this time i find myself in romania... a beautiful country in eastern europe that is filled with people who are hungry for jesus. my time here has been so different from all of my other missions trips, but that is so exciting to me. every place i go is so unique and special and always takes a piece of my heart when i leave.

the first 4 days were spent visiting churches in nearby villages. yes, they do refer to small towns as villages but these are very different from the villages i experienced in africa. although not quite as poor they still have very little and get the same curiousity over americans visiting. it's been amazing to see the faith in these little churches... many of which are very new and being led by people who just met jesus themselves! one church we found is being led by a 17 year old girl in her home. we packed over 30 people in an 8x10 room in her house and found out the next day that 15 of those people made a decision to follow jesus that night. it's been so humbling to be used by God in this way.

there are so many stories and amazing testimonies of God's goodness, but i can't share them all now. we spent a day traveling around the mountains of romania yesterday and were in awe over the beauty of this country. today we arrived back in the capital city to visit with a friend of my parent's who has an orphange here. it's a very peaceful place and praise the Lord it has wireless internet! so here i am using my precious naptime to blog. haha!

here's a couple pictures for you to enjoy:
here i am standing out back of the church my parents are helping to build in one of the villages.

this is the rainbow that greeted us upon our arrival on saturday

faith praying for people with a new friend clung tightly around her. the children here are precious!

my brother jim helping to construct a wall in the new church.


Katie @ Loves of Life said...

hey suz!
looks great there. yes, the car is automatic. that was one of my things that had to be in this new car. its a little whip ;) fast and fun.


Keshet said...

I can't wait to hear all about what God has been doing through your time in Romania! I hope to see lots of pictures. Tell my husband I miss him and love him. And Kyra says "Where's Susie?" :)