is still the
same situation, but I see each month miracles happen that are
enabling us to be moving on! We are still here, even if at times
itís easier "to turn away". Our work is not done yet, even if we
are 15 years into it. Now we have the possibility of the Tileagd
Project diversifying and getting even bigger. What an amazing
Iíve managed to see the Emergency
Housing Unit finished. Yes a smaller project, but a much
needed facility within Smiles.
AND each month Iíve managed to see all
the salaries paid on time, all the bills covered. I DO NOT KNOW
HOW? But I see it happening. God is indeed WOW!
When you have to cover £60,000
($78,000) for the operational side of the work each month and
you know that no month has it guaranteed from committed support,
it can get scary. I am always amazed of the faith that Mr Hoy
has. I do not know how he does it, but he is strong. I see him
as a real example of "giving more to God than keeping for
yourself". I remember when he told me many years ago that one day
he will learn to live on 10 % and give 90% to God. Well, I think
there are times that he already does that. So Iím really thankful
to God for people like him.
Iím happy for the new people that came
in Smiles this year and Iím thankful for those that worked with us
but had to move on. Yes, many people, especially our staff, are an
important part of the work, maybe the most important as many say
and Iím happy that I have the colleagues that I have. They are not
perfect, but none of us are, but all are trying their best to add
something special, even unique, to the Smiles team.
Iím happy to see this year more than
other years that our beneficiaries, the people that we serve,
understand more why we do what we do! When they give their life
to God, "our most important job" letís say like that - is
So 2016 was a good year. IíM THANKFUL
TO GOD FOR IT!
I pray that 2017 might be even better
and I pray for Godís protection over us day by day. We live in a
crazy world. So many things are happening that make us wander more
and more "when are you coming back God?" SO, let us get ready for
that day! Let us stay closer to HIM and let us adore HimÖ..not
only at Christmas but all year round.
Thank you my dear friend for everything
you do for us and May God bless you in everything you do.
Thank you for being a blessing and for
changing the world for a few people here in Romania
Thank you and I wish you a blessed
Maria Hava ,
Director of Operations, Romania