Praise & Prayer
The first load of kitchen equipment and room furnishings from a hotel in Germany arrived in Bistrita September 29th. We are sending a second team for the remaining pieces on November 26th. Please pray for their safe travel.
We are grateful for the provision thus far of building materials and equipment. We are now needing items such as bunk beds, mattresses, sheets, blankets and items for the playground at Camp Hope. Click here for info on how you can assist with this marvelous opportunity to move our camp one step closer to opening its doors Summer of 2014!
Camp Hope Update
Pictured above is some of the kitchen equipment we will purchase from a German hotel. Below you'll see dining room furniture. Click here for more information on how you can help make this a reality.
More Team Member Insights & Observations
This was my first trip to Romania in June 2011. I had no idea what to expect, but was overwhelmed with blessings from the Lord. I am a violin player, so I participated in the orchestra. We were able to play in various mission churches, and even the largest Baptist church in Eastern Europe. It was wonderful to be able to bless the Romanian people with praise music. We were also able to help First Baptist Bistrita develop their very first worship orchestra to accompany the choir and play with the congregation. I couldn't believe that one week after we left they had already begun to use their own worship orchestra in church. We also helped out with the School of Heroes Bible School. I was the music leader in my group, as well as a Bible teacher. It was wonderful to be able to lead the kids in Christian songs, and also have the chance to share the gospel with them. One of my favorite points about the trip was meeting Pastor Clappa. Our school of heroes was held at his church in Lechinta, and Pastor Clappa and I would play music together each day as the kids were walking in. He was such an inspiration to me, just thinking about all he had to go through during communist times in Romania. It was a trip that blessed my heart, and one I will never forget. The Romania people are such wonderful people, and I'm privileged to have had the opportunity to go.
Natalie H., Melbourne, FL
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