Someone told me
the other day that "HOME is where the heart is"!!! And my heart is
After 3 weeks of
travelling, I’m happy to be BACK HOME!
Why? Because here
I have my family, my close friends, I’m doing the things that I
love doing and I’m really happy! Even if at times life in Romania
is hard, I would not want to live in another country! Yes, I like
visiting the UK and America, but just for a short time!
So let me tell you
how my last month was…. while I was "on the road"!
On February 28th
I left Romania to go to UK. Actually Emilia and I flew into
Dublin where Mr Hoy waited to take us to Cookstown in Northern
Ireland. For a week we had the Smiles Forums in 9 different
locations, a different city every day! An
amazing time! Meeting friends that
over the years became like my second family which is one of the
greatest things I like doing during these visits!
For me, the
highlight of the UK trip was when I meet my friend Dave in
Cookstown. Dave had a serious illness last year! Lots of us
thought that he could die. But God
heard our prayers and today Dave is alive. Dave walks, talks, and
I’m sure with God’s help, one day he will be back in Romania.
Until than I pray for continuing recovery!
Once we finished
the UK Forums we got on the plane to America!
First stop was
NEW YORK!! Another of my dreams becoming reality! I had many
flights through New York in the last 9 years but I never stopped
in the city. Once I’d seen that the Statue of Liberty was still
there. Empire State Building still tall. Times Square still
amazing, we moved on to the next place.
New Jersey! First
meeting was with one of my teachers
from University! I was so glad to see him in US and thankful that
he drove 3 hours to see me and Emilia.
From there we had
17 meetings, in 8 States and only 9 days to accomplish everything.
We started with
our first meeting in Philadelphia PA and then to Ashland
VA. We continued south to Charlotte, NC before heading
across the mountains to Kingsport, TN. Then we back on a
plane to Baton Rouge LA, then to Jacksonville FL
before flying to Cincinnati OH. We then drove up to
Groveport OH before our final meeting in Fairfield OH
on route back to Cincinnati Airport. This was to be our final
check-in for the flight home via Atlanta and London Heathrow
before the last leg to Budapest.
I would like to
say a HUGE THANK YOU to ALL my friends from America that made our
trip a truly amazing experience!
When the 3 weeks
finally ended, I came back HOME!!
With the battery
charged, although a little tired, I was happy to start work! So,
even though I arrived late Thursday evening, Friday morning I went
to say hi to my colleagues! ……. and to see the Mission Centre in
"new clothes!" (after renovation)
really happy with the way it all came out. The Smiles construction
team did a good job and the renovation of the centre was finished
on time! So, the only thing that was missing was the people!!! But
not for long! On the March 29th, the first 14 people
arrived!! Where? Well they also arrived H.O.M.E!! Ready for
a Hands On Mission Experience!!
I’m sure that from
now on you will hear a lot about our new concept for Mission
Trips!!! I can’t wait to have as many of you H.O.M.E. in Romania,
Because is the
best place to be! I’m sure that if your heart is for Romania you
will agree with me and come Back Home!
Love to you all
and hope to see you soon.