15 years ago
the words from a song became my great encouragement at the time
and lasted until today!!!
I remember like
yesterday, my first day of university. I did not want to move to
Oradea and stay here, but God had another plan for me and my life.
At the time I was sad, disappointed and would have done everything
to do something different.
like Jonah from the Bible!! When the opening ceremony started, the
opening song was the first lesson, my first reassurance that God
cares for me and that I was in the right place Öeven if it didnít
seem that way at the time!
The words of
the song say:
isnít it? A great promise that IF you trust your GOD with all your
heart, things will work out. For your good!
Why do I say
this? Because this past month at my work in Smiles, Satan really
gave me a hard time! Yes, there are times in our lives when we are
on top of the mountain and times when we are down in the valley!
Sometimes personally, other times professionally, maybe
emotionally and so on! This past month was professionally for me!
With so many
great things happening in Smiles, so many positive things, the
devil makes sure that he Ďappears tooí. Where? Where Iím most
vulnerable! So my dear friends, I need your continued prayers more
than any other time!!! Please do pray for me. Please pray for
wisdom to move forward according to Godís Will.
Back to Smiles
now!! July was a very busy month! A full mission trip season. Lots
of work to be done!
of my priority list was and still is, JFL Phase 2 construction!
Yes, itís a real challenge.
Iím happy to
see that it is all progressing and looking good. But a lot of work
and pressure. The first fix of electrical and plumbing and heating
is all complete! The plastering and the floor levelling is being
worked on. The insulation of the ceiling is done!
In a few words
not too much time to rest. But this is good!
One thing that
really reduced me to tears this past month was to see the
commitment from a group of people from Northern Ireland that came
to visit Smiles for a week! Well these guys heard our desire that
we wanted to do a garden for the elderly at JFL Salonta. Monday
morning they were up and started planning and then they started
building it Ö. and they did not stop until it was done!
You might say,
so what? Well, if I tell you that they did the work in 35+ degree
C .... would you have the same reaction? It is a blessing to see
Godís people being a blessing to others!!! So THANK YOU GUYS for
doing such hard work. It looks amazing and the grass is starting
to come on nicely!
that Iíve been working with is the Tileagd Craft project.
From a group of 10 ladies that I had in January when I took over,
now I have 17 of them!! The pressure is increasing more and more
each week because I feel like these womenís have so much potential
and Iím not having enough work for them to do!!! Actually, itís
not having the work to do, there is plenty of that, it is being to
sell the product once they have done the work.
BUT GOD is good
and now Iíve managed to get more supplies for the ladies to make
the crafts and also I found people with big hearts that take the
goods and sell them in UK and America. Once they have sold the
product they send us the money! It is working great. For you maybe
£10/$15 per week as an earning is not making much difference, but
for some of these ladies itís the only money they will get! If you
want to know more on how can you help me with this project, feel
free to send me an e- mail to: