When we opened the
centre in Oradea she moved there, together with other residents from
Cihei. Recently she had a lot of pain and her medical situation was
not too good. She loves church and fellowship and didn’t miss any of
the chances that she had to participate in the fellowship program that
we have at ECO every Tuesday. At age of 81, she went to be with her
Lord that she served on this earth.
During her staying
with us, one particular song she was singing all the time, was the
very old hymn saying that:
"I always want to stay
near God, no matter how hard my troubles will be and no matter how
much I will suffer my song will always be: I always want so stay near
God. And then, when I will finish my life here on earth, and in
eternity I will be with my Lord, I will be so blessed with my beloved
Lord, I always want to stay near God."
This was her desire
and now she is with her beloved Lord. At the funeral, together with
Maria, Mioara and Nelu we sang this song and we felt so blessed to be
a part of this beautiful lady’s life.
Because many of you
were willing to help The Smiles Foundation every month, we were able
to be a part of this wonderful lady’s life and show her the love that
God has for each of us.
In February, the
Elderly Centre Oradea had 34 residents and with the enquiries
being received, the centre will soon be full. We are amazed by the
requests that we have, but it also brings a big pressure on us, to
select those people that really need our help.
We celebrate this
month the birthdays of 3 gentlemen: Dumitru 81 years, Iosif 78
years and Tiberiu 79 years. We pray for good health for all of
In Salonta, at the
"Doris" Elderly Centre we had 28 residents, but unfortunately one
resident died after just 2 weeks with us. He was 87 years old and had
many health problems. The family thanked us for the care that he
received and were very sorry that they didn’t bring their father
before, so he could receive good care for longer.
Here, we had a month
of many celebrations, we had 5 birthday parties. We celebrated lady
Maria – 87 years old and her husband Gavril – 82 years old, lady
Floare – 73 years, and two gentleman: Lov -78 years and Grigore – 83
At the local church
was a revival week and two more residents decided to follow Jesus and
they will be baptised in May. We praise the Lord for His Grace
that He shows to us, even to our grey hair.
My God bless all of
you and bring you much joy and happiness!
- For God to prepare the new residents that
will came in the centres and experience the love of God thru the
care we provide;
- For the new resident to adapt in the
- For staff to have a loving and caring
heart for those in need;
- For health and well-being for residents
and staff as last month we had many with flu;
- For money for day to day activities;
- For all Smiles staff be able to show Gods
love so others will get to know HIM.
Please pray for us because when you pray God
hears more than what you say, answers more that we ask, gives more
than we can imagine in His own time and in His own way.
With great appreciation,
Director of Elderly Care