From August 13, people started their
holiday. Great time, especially as the weather in RO is really
nice during August.
I had planned to have 3 days off too,
especially as during that weekend was my birthday, but because my
plans are not the same as Godís plans, my holiday had to be
cancelled! Yes, all the travelling that I had planned along with
all the parties and all the fun side! But donít worry, not the
time offÖÖthat was extended! I had an appointment with my doctor,
and after he checked on me he told me "my dear friend, you need to
stay still for the next few weeks, in order to calm the baby ".
This was surprising news for me, as the entire summer I did not
have any issue at all. I worked and did all my normal things. But
if the doctor said so, and if I had the great understanding from
Mr Hoy, I moved my office to the house!
So my phone, my computer, and my baby
became my main colleagues . The little one is trying to get
used to this Ďtime offí and Iím sure there are days when the
question is asked "why we do not have all the busy time ...
rushing here there and everywhere?" . Iíve promised to my doctor
that I would stay still until the end of August, but I could not
keep my promise 100%. Iíve been to the office once or twice, for 1
or 2 hours just to see Ďif everything was ok thereí . And guess
what? Everything was ok!
The little miracle that is growing
inside is a real answer to my favourite bible verse from Romans
8.28. ALL things will work together for the good of those that
LOVE GOD. What a great promise!!
So, because technology these days is so
progressed I could still do many of the things I needed to do,
even from home.
Rapa the housing project is
progressing really well. I told you about Claudiu, that last month
he needed an emergency operation. He is feeling much better now,
but canít be back in full swing yet. But his team is doing a great
job even though he is not there every day!
The church is progressing well too.
The walls are up and by the time you read this update we will
have the roof on it! Praise the Lord for His provision and His
faithfulness on this project too that was and is a big step of
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and help build the Church in Rapa, please send your gift to the
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The work in
Tileagd is progressing well, even though I could not be
there each week. With Ghiuri and Medaís help I know
whatís happening in the community and with the craft project. With
Geta and Simidaís help I know whatís going on in the
school and nursery. I told you last month about some of the urgent
needs we have. I received a few e-mails from you and I THANK YOU
for the support you gave us!!! We have 4 trucks of wood covered.
Still we need more. I hope we will achieve that too. I canít
believe the school and nursery will start in less than 15 days!!
PLEASE PLEASE PRAY for this new academic year!!!
Iím sure everything is under Godís
control and for that Iím thankful.
My dear friends - everything that is
happening with us HE knows why! We need to accept it and stay
still. If you are like me, I know that is hard, but not
Please pray for me. Pray for my baby.
Pray for Smiles!!
I appreciate everything you do for us
even if things are hard for you too.
Be blessed and thank you for being a