and they lived happy ever after!!
Maria's Report Ė September 2012
Do these words sound familiar??!! Well
to me yes, because I love Disney stories! First time when I went
to Disney I was crying all the time with happiness. Very
emotional! To see things that as a child I dreamed of, I grew up
with....thinking that ďone dayĒ.... I will see it all! But not
only Disney world, stories, makes me feeling that way! A wedding
does that too! And this past month I have had lots of friends who
August is a celebration month for me!
At the beginning of the month was my birthday........I wonít tell
you my age, but I canít believe that I got to this stage in my
life already .....
Then, my sister Octavia got engaged!!!! Yes she did! On one
side is weird to see your little brothers and sisters, that are
not anymore little, getting married!!! On the other side, Iím
happy for each of them! Octo will have her wedding in October so
my family is busy getting ready for that! My little brother
Ilie, many of you know him, he and his wife are expecting a
baby boy!! So the Cimpoca family has lots of things to
celebrate! The sad thing is that with all these changes going
on, they had to give up working with Smiles. We appreciate
everything what they did till now in Smiles and may God be with
them wherever they go!
not only my sister had a big party! Our colleagues in Smiles,
Sami and Rebeca got married this month too!! Sadly I could not
be at their wedding because I was on duty....with had a big
mission trip group. Still, with some of the mission team we
managed to pop in and say Ďcongratulationsí to both of them!! May
God bless them in their new journey and in everything they do. May
God give them lots of happiness and cute kids!!:)
another friend of mine got married in August. I went to the
church service to see her as a bride. She was very cute and Iím
happy for her. May God bless her and her husband Florin in
their new journey.
wonder if I DID any work this month........Well I did!! As I told
you, we had mission trip people around. It is always great to know
that you are not on your own in the job you do. THANK YOU to ALL
the people that came to Romania this summer! Thank you for your
time, effort, money and prayers!!
repeat myself over and over by saying the words of ďthank you for
your effort, time, money and prayersĒ....but these are not only
words, they are more than that ... I really feel that without the
people around us we canít do much. Without God around us and in
us, we can do nothing. We are a losing battle!
what I feel. Although August may sound like a perfect month, there
were times when I was angry with God, asking things / even
shouting at where is He?!! I had few moments when I thought that
He left me! And thatís the scariest thing in the world!! Friends,
family, dear ones will leave you/let you down but with Godís help
you can get over! But when it feels like God has left you?? You do
not have any hope left!
that God did not leave us. Evident in the judgement process we
had regarding the construction of JFL building in Salonta.
Half of the battle was won! We wait for the other half, but Iím
sure with God on our side all will be sorted out!
thing this past month was the pressure we have with Tileagd
School and Nursery of meeting the budgets for the Operating! I
know it is very hard for everyone these days because of the
financial pressure, but I pray that God will find a way for us to
continue what we are doing in Tileagd, because the children need
our support for their education. If you want to help us educate
them, and much more...to feed them, shower them, to love them.
Please go to this link and make a small single or even a monthly
school is starting in a few days and we still need money to buy
the wood for hot water and heating, to make sure that they food
each day and to provide them the education we are proud of.
the final Mission Trip we went in the ďholiday moodĒ!! Lots of my
colleagues took advantage of this time and left to relax after a
long, hot summer.
I have a combination of
this too!! Work and holiday....
This month my report is written while Iím in United Kingdom! I
decided to close the month of August in the same mood as I
started....party time!!! Wedding time!!!! Yes!!
Jonny Hoy and Jodie got married!!!! And I had the honour and
privilege to be a part of their wedding dream!!! Iím
soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy for them!! They
are sooo cute together!....They are a great example of friendship
and Iím so happy to know them. They had a great day and a great
party, so simple yet so elegant, like they are! My dear
friends may God bless you with all the blessings He has in store
for you. May He keep you in his loving arms all your life and may
your journey together, be all the time with Him by your side! Love
I did not come alone to the wedding! Iím with the kids.....well
excuse me, the High School young people from Tileagd. Cornel
and Sebi, Florica S, Florica G, and Roxi. They are now at the
next level of their life, the high school. For this, they got a
great gift from Mr Hoy. Guests at Jon and Jodieís wedding and a
holiday in Spain!! The wedding is now done, so they have Spain
left!! What an amazing gift!
And yes, I
have the ďprivilegeĒ to go with them to Spain!! Soooooooooooooo
some time off for me!!!
you now and I pray for Godís glory in your life, through your life
and lots of blessings all the time!!