Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sweet aroma

Hello everyone,
We have had another wonderful day. Meghann, thank you for your sweet reply. We miss you and C.J. remembered you:) He asked Kelsey where her sister was.
Amiee, Andre has been such a blessing to us on our trip. He has opened up so much more as the week has gone by. He is downstairs now playing train dominoes and phase 10, so I will tell him what you said.
Today I am reminded of 2 Corinthians 2:14 "But thanks be to God who always leads us in His triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place."
On Sunday when we visted the church they had a beautiful flower garden. There were mostly older people in the congregation, their 10 or so youth were on a mission trip in a nearby village. An older gentlemen sang a beautiful song something about a priceless pearl. No one interpretted for us during the song, so we only had his beautiful voice and contenance to go by. What a blessing. He sang acapella and every note sounded of trust in God. As we were leaving the church, another elderly man presented our team with a bouquet of the most beautiful peonies that we are still enjoying at the team house.
Then, another reminder of God's fragrance came yesterday when two teenagers jumped from behind me and presented me with a bouquet of jasmine. It smelled wonderful and we all shareв it in our hair.
These people are so loving and giving. Of all ages, the director, the teachers who appear at least 50 and above, are all so appreciative of what we are doing for them and the children. They come up to us and kiss us and talk very fast in Romanian expecting us to understand. Again, we just know from the expressions on their faces, their gestures, and the sweetness of their voices what they are trying to say. We are the first Americans some of them have met. They don't wait for a translater to help, they just converse. I smile and say DA alot!!!!
Today was a bit tiring as we had the farthest to carry all the bed parts. The children were actually not as helpful today. I think they are worn out to. Don't get me wrong, they are still very appreciative. But, school is ending for them on Friday and they all will leave the orphange until Sept. so you can tell they want to spend time with their friends saying goodbye, etc. So the bed building went a bit slower. But this amazing team of ours got over 50 done again today.

More people will blog about the wonderful time of handing out Bibles, our English lessons, and craft today. I will say that Sean and John and Galena put together a wonderful series of English lesson that the kids of all ages were so eager to learn. It went great and they definitely have learned alot. We saw them take their handouts in thу yard to share and practice with their friends.
I'll just close by saying that God is blessing our efforts. His love is fragrant and contagious. I pray that we are a "fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved" Thank you for your prayers.

1 comment:

  1. The blogs are great! Keep blogging friends! Hannah - amazing pictures yet again. I don't know how you do it!

    Praying for each of you today!

    See you soon!

    (holding down the fort at the Sweet Sleep US Headquarters!)