Currently a team is serving, quietly and faithfully, in Moldova. Seeking ways to pray for the team, Sweet Sleep staff reached out for an update from the team leader. Following is an excerpt from the email sent by Tony Black. Please continue to partner with this team in prayer as His faithful servants work tirelessly to bring hope, love, and the Word of God to the children in Transnistria.
9:00 pm or after and then have to
prepare for the next day. Many of us are getting to bed well after
midnight. We came to Moldova with the the belief we would have two and a half
hours each day to do the VBS. This is one hour- to one and a half hours
less than usual.
the director of the orphanage. After our first day of VBS the director
reduced our time to a mere one hour as they had issues with how excited the
children got about the program. This
was a devastating blow to our team and it took much prayer and
discussion and tears to work through how the program could change that
significantly and still have impact.
God, as always, is faithful. We gave ground to the director in
this battle so that God could ultimately achieve the victory. Yesterday
was a long, difficult day but it was very rewarding as smiles and hugs
from the children proved God was still working
here. The director and assistant director were very complimentary of the
day and actually getting to see children sleeping in their new beds
during their nap time yesterday was precious.
We've had sickness run through the team. At least 5 of the team members have terrible coughs and fever.
The Internet has also not been reliable.
We will hopefully have more stories
ready later today. There are some amazing ones.
Thank you for your concern and continue to pray for strength and health for the team.
--Tony Black, Team Leader