me personally, this past month was a hard one. After a great
month in May, full of joy, this month, in June I experience the
sadder part of life. One of my grandmothers was diagnosed with
pancreatic cancer and the doctors gave her just a few months to
live. This news came as a shock to me because Iím really close
to her. BUT I trust God that HE knows best!! So please pray for
me, and for my family. We really need your prayers.
past month in Smiles I had a lot of work on my desk!
Joint Facility of Love (JFL)
is at a stage now that
will take a lot of my time. Mainly for the planning and liaising
with Romanian Construction staff and contractors, but also working
Mr Hoy and our advisor Dave Clark on so many details
and such pressured deadlines. However, Iím very happy that the
project is coming together and with Godís Help we pray that in
October this project will be open.
Another project that Iíve
been involved in this past month is
Tileagd School and Nursery.
In June, we had the celebration of the final academic year.
Another blessed year, in which through Godís Grace we managed to
accomplish what we planned. Sadly, the situation in which the
state to partner with us, did not get yet to a final stage, and we
still discuss numerous options. It is always difficult to be in
that "uncertain mode".
the kids and the teachers did great! Not only for this
presentation but for the entire year! To work under the
circumstances that they had was a challenge. But it happened and
we are all thankful to GOD for it. I would like to say a huge
THANK YOU to all the teachers, administrative staff and support
staff involved with this project. A huge THANK YOU for
everything that they are doing day by day! A huge THANK YOU to
all the parents for trusting us with their kids. And a HUGE THANK
YOU to the kids for being a great encouragement to us!! I pray
they will have a blessed summer and we will see each other in
September againÖÖwith Godís Grace and according to His Will!
June was also a month full of mission trip visitors!
A great privilege to share Godís love. It is a great privilege to
have you work alongside our staff and be a real help to them.
Summer time is the time when a lot of our work is done faster
Ö..Iím thankful to all the people that give up at their time and
money to be here in Romania. Their effort is appreciated by us and
we are thankful for everything. If you want to be a part of it,
COME TO ROMANIA!!!! You still have time in 2013 or begin
planning for the Celebrations we will have here in 2014!!!
wonder if we have other good news!! Well I have one or two
news is that we had another container full of goods arrived in
this past week. God is great and He uses HIS people to show that!!
This time "the miracle" was happening because of the people in
Northern Ireland!! Iím thankful to ALL of them for making another
dream become real!!! THANK YOU GUYS (you know your name
) for all the hard work and effort you put in fundraising in order
to see this happen. Canít wait to start opening the boxes!!
the second good news is that starting from June 25th,
Cornel (my husband
, in case you forgot I got marriedÖ) started his new job!!!
Where?!?! IN SMILES!!!
Iím really happy to
have him as a colleague, but happier that he is not under my
direct supervision and responsibility! :) Mr Hoy, Adi and Georgi
are making sure he will do his job! He is responsible with the
media promotion side and management control of certain areas like
warehouse and Cihei site!!! So, my dear friends who worked on the
warehouse this year and past yearsÖ...Now we have a person
responsible for it, so we hope this place, our lovely warehouse
and our seriously beautiful Cihei site, will look even better!!
Please pray for Cornel in his new job, because it wonít be easy!!
Ö..and with all of this news
I close my report this month! Another one! Half way through the
year! May Godís protection and blessings to be over each of us
where ever we are!
Thank you for everything you
are doing month by month for us and thank you for reading my
report this month too!
Maria Hava (nee
Director of Operations, Romania
PSÖto finish on a
good note! I will leave you with a short video that captures some
highlights of our wedding day. I received it this month and I
would like to share with you as wellÖ