Miracles in Life
Maria’s Report – March 2012
If last year my March update was sad, because
my grandfather passed away, this year, I’m very very happy to see
God’s goodness and love over me personally, my work and my
God loves me sooo much every day, even if I do not deserve it, but
so many times I get used to this and forget really how much HE
If you read my February report I told you that my main priority
this month was the City Shop approvals and authorisations. I was
stressed over it a lot, because this is the “first
adventure in the wild city”, on the commercial side,
and the paper work we need in order to function are over the top!
Lots of bureaucracy, papers, rules……it can drive any person crazy.
At one point I thought that it was
IMPOSSIBLE to have the shop opened and finished by March 1st.
There was one paper that it was IMPOSSIBLE to get on time. Because
our government changed …again….the committee that needs to approve
the changes was not in place…..so they delay everything for the
last 2 months!
But last week, on Thursday, we got a phone call:
“Your paper was approved!!!! " I
could not stop and I burst into tears….tears
of JOY…So the shop is in His Hands…99 % DONE!!
We still have 3 days left (as I write this)….but GOD IS GREAT and
I’m sure that EVERYTHING WILL BE IN PLACE!! Please continue to
pray for us, we need your prayers.
I had one gentlemen from UK that saw all the work we have to do
and the bureaucracy we face and he said:
“in UK for a charity shop we do not need to do so much work”….I
was thinking to move to UK but I won’t, because I still love
Romania and I do not think I can stay away for more than 2
weeks….It keeps my adrenalin high all the time….and I do not get
Last Saturday a big
team of people went to the shop to do the “final clean and touch
ups”…..A team that we could not do the job without. I would like
to say THANK YOU to Mr Nelu, for being sooooooo good at every
detail that is on the construction side…He was helped by Sebi, Mr
Cornel, Sami, Dacian, and others that made the place ready for us
to do the cleaning.
I would like to say THANK YOU to OCTO,
SIMONA, NINA, FLAVIA for helping on the cleaning and
not only…..they are also working in the office on paper works to
make sure things are done.
And last but not least, a great THANK YOU for my faithful
colleague DANA HANGA without
her, many of the documents that needed to be done , on time,
ready for the grand opening, would not have been done. I’m sooooo
happy that she is soooo smart and has sooo many good friends
around the City offices!
There are two other people that I would like to say thank you for
all their hard work that they did over these two weeks before the
opening. During the December mission trip when we said about our
dream of the shop, we had two people coming to us saying that if
we need them and their help, they will be back in Romania in
February to help us sorting, labelling all the clothes that will
go in the shop!! So, they came, and they really worked hard each
day!! Thank you Trevor and Maude!
And….THANK YOU Sefu, for
giving us the extra “kick!!!” that we need when we get blocked …..
and for the reminder that when we trust God, EVERYTHING IS
POSSIBLE….even the opening of a shop, that needs to have lots of
documents done…Thank you for trusting us!
One other great event that was happening this month was the moving
of Paul and Ali Jeanes to
Romania. I was waiting for this moment for a while and finally
they are here!!! I’m amazed with their decision but
sooooooooooooooo happy to have them on the team.
WELCOME MY DEAR FRIENDS! And THANK YOU
for being here. A lot of my pressure is off (or at least moved to
you) and the good news is that I won’t have to do cucumbers this
year!!!!!! They tell me we move to a different level…..tomatoes,
aubergine and flowers!!! I will let you all know how that goes!
Until then, I give them all sorts of things to do…. cleaning the
shops, sorting clothes, go shopping for furniture and all this in
between their work at the Glasshouse, the Project that they
actually moved here for.
These were “the big issues” and my greatest challenges going on in
the month of February. Of course, I still had to do my usually job
and projects……but that’s the part of the daily routine.
So, don’t you think
GOD IS GREAT??!?!?!?!?!
Last Sunday, at Tileagd church, we decided to learn every Sunday a
bible verse with the entire church. I was the one that encourage
people to learn the verse from Isaiah 41: 10 :
be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your
God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with
my victorious right hand. '
still I was afraid…..”What if the shop will not be ready?!?! ...
What if we get a fine?!?! .... What if?!?! What if?!?!………
God, please forgive my small faith!
What about you? How many times do you say “I can do it all by
God is the only one that CAN make all things possible. IF we trust
Let’s trust HIM