Wow! Big words! And
for sure, you probably expect me to tell you a fairytale next, but no.
I’ll tell you a tale, but a real one; because dreams come true in real
life too! Why? Because we have a Real God who promised us "Commit
your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this".
Sometimes you think
that we may dream of something that appears impossible but only at the
beginning because every dream has its own time to come true. It was
hard for me to believe this so many times, but I dared to dream more
Even since we
Joint Facility of Love in Salonta,
I started to dream of many things involving this centre: some
regarding the residents, some regarding the building. One of my dreams
was that one day I’ll see the front entrance paved and beautifully
arranged. But this was only a beautiful dream, because each time when
we were close to fulfil, the priorities changed and so the money had
to be used for other important purposes.
But I still hoped
that my dream could become true one day, maybe when the Phase 2 will
be finished. So I postponed my dream for next year and dreaming that
one day I would see the old people walking and enjoying the beautiful
area that surrounds the centre, an area which during the summer we can
place a swing, some chairs and tables so our residents can enjoy the
fresh air, the sky, the sweet song of the birds, the chatty crickets.
what appeared to be just a dream this month became reality thanks to
some wonderful people who were part of proving that dreams come true
in real life too. It takes great love, kindness, hard work, courage
and a big heart to do what these folks did for us at the Joint
Facility of Love.
Every day, during a week, with
almost 40 degrees outside, they worked unstoppable, inspired only by
their love for God and their "neighbour" – who in this case, were the
residents at the Joint Facility of Love. God really does have His own,
special and wonderful time to fulfil your dreams, using special and
wonderful people for it.
In the Bible, at one moment one
man, who seeks Jesus to fulfil him a dream, a desire, said to Him…
"If you can…". He still had doubts. But dreams come true when you
believe! And Jesus’ answer is for all of us… "If I can’?" said
Jesus. "Everything is possible for one who believes." Every
dream, every desire which is impossible, or just a dream to men
through God becomes reality, becomes possible, true. So now we have a
beautiful pavement at the entrance, which every time I see it, is
reminding me to keep hoping that every dream can become true at any
We are blessed to care now for 65
elderly in the 2 centres and in the first week of August, 5 new
residents will be added to this big family.
Unfortunately this month we lost 3
residents, two from Oradea, and one from Salonta. Lady Irina (that was
in JFL) was just 69 years old, but she suffered Alzheimer for 7 years.
She very rarely spoke with us, but she was wandering a lot, everyone
loved her and I am so sorry that she is not with us anymore. Often she
was coming in my office and just keep me company, no words, just a
response to a smile from time to time…I will miss her and her
In Oradea centre we had a few residents in
hospital, and one is for a long period now. We are concerned for her
health, so please pray for her as she needs to get better in order to
At the beginning of the report I
started by sharing a dream…I have other dreams for the Joint facility
of Love, even bigger than this and that dream is to see Phase 2
finished and operating!!! At times, that also seems an impossible
dream, as many other dreams…but not impossible for my God. He will
supply the means; He will stop the problems, or give us the solution.
I don’t know how or when, but I pray for this dream of mine to become
I am thankful to God and to those
that make my dreams come true, and in this way renewing my faith, that
God has a time for everything…big or small dreams, for Him is
important, because it’s important for us and He loves us and wants the
best for us.
I will end my
report with the words that is my ring tone when my alarms goes off
in the morning:
"Many nights we prayed/ with no proof anyone could hear /in our
hearts a hope for a song / we barely understood / now we are not
afraid / although we know there's much to fear / we were moving
mountains / long before we knew we could / there can be miracles /
when you believe / though hope is frail / it’s hard to kill / they
don't always happen when you ask / and it’s easy to give in to your
fears / but when you're blinded by your pain / can't see the way,
get through the rain / a small but still, resilient voice / says
hope is very near, / there can be miracles / when you believe / who
knows what miracles / you can achieve…when you believe!!!
My special thanks
go to Irvine Kane and Jackie McBride along with their
amazing team of support workers and everyone that was involved in
fundraising for this dream of mine to become a reality.
My God bless all
your dreams and may in His time make them come true.