14 April, 2008


As I mentioned yesterday, I'm leaving for Romania in less than 2 months...1 month, 29 days, and approximately 2 hours. (June 13) Wow. In a way, it almost doesn't seem real.
This will be my fourth mission trip to Romania. I went on my first trip in 2004. I went with a group of 8 people from my church. We did children's ministries in villages around Romania. I absolutely fell in love with Romania and the people. The next year, I desperately wanted to go back. I ended up going back, this time with just one lady from our church, Gerri, who has gone there nearly 30 times in the past 15 years. Again, I focused on children's ministries. I taught Bible stories and played games with the children. I worked with a woman, Maria, whose job was to go to this villages each week. The following year, it did not work out for me to return. However last summer, I was able to go back. This time, two of my friends from school, and my mom, and Gerri went with me. We did children's ministries again in the villages, but for a longer time each day.
This year's trip is going to be a completely different experience for me. I am going completely on my own. This is a huge step, but I have made the trip 3 times and I'm completely comfortable with the route and everything. Plus, I've experienced just about everything that could go wrong with air travelling, so I can deal with those issues.
My focus this year is going to be...children's ministries! Big surprise huh? :) The first week that I am there, I will be working with another group, CERT. We will be doing VBS, and a small medical and dental clinic, in 4 villages over the course of the week. The following week, I will be working with my good friend, Magda, and we will be doing VBS for the church in Medias. Those two activities consume 2 weeks, and then I will have the Monday of the next week to do whatever I choose, and I leave again on July 2.
I am super excited to see what is going to happen on this trip...and you can be assured that you will hear about it!


  1. It'll be here before you know it and I know you will do great things, even though you will be on your own.

  2. I am so excited that you are going back!!! The next 2 months will fly!!! Just over 3 months until we leave too!! Yeah!

    Cannot wait to follow your journey!!

  3. It's going to be a great trip and I can't wait to hear about it!
    I think you're pretty brave to go on your own.

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