Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Romania Trip

It's been a while since I'ved had the time to blog. I hope I can get all in here withing 20min.

The trip was an experience. We traveled 24hrs straight. Left Sunday at 4pm arrived to Bucharest Monday at 4pm. We sort of got lost in the city, but even yet it was a 45 min drive to our final destination. We got to campus at 6pm. Got instructions/ schedule of what we were going to be doing for the rest of the week.

Monday morning we ate breakfast frpm 7-8am. OUCH!!! We had praise & worship for about 15min. Then to work. We stayed at Max & Becky Dahm's Ranch. This is where Rhema Romia is & they have dorms for the students & are building more dorms. They had very high grass that needed to be cut. Unfortunateley the part that mows the grass on the tractor was broken. They are stilll waiting for the replacement part. As u knnow things in romania take forever to arrive. So we cut gras with sickel's (is that how u spell it) Then we raked the grass & made piles.

We then got ready to built 3 military tents for them outside for a campmeeting event they have every year for 1wk. People come & camp out for the week. They show Disney movies for the kids at night outside on a huge screen.

We worked on the ranch in the mornings & did street witnessing in the evenings. The 1st night we went to a city called Giurgiu. We got split up in 5 teams. each with one of their translator. My team, the coolest team, were handing out tracks, inviting people to come to a church that is in this city, Rhema romania grad. Just my team alone got 16 people born again that night! I was so excited about this. That's just my team! Praise the Lord!

That same day before going to this city we visited Ceausesco's Palace. Which is now called the Palace of Parliament. It is the 3rd largest building in the world. It has 1000 rooms of which 465 are used. We had a very nice tour. This guys was not a nice guy. On their tours now, they talk more about how it was built & what they used, basically the beauty of it than how he tortured & killed people if things were exactly prefect or the way he wanted it to be built. You can read up on it on line.

The next night (wed), we attended a church & my team got 5 people born again. 3 of those were gypsies. We had some of our students give testimonies. etc.

Thursday night we went to a gypsy camp. Romania is poor, but his is even more so. I was asked to dress up as a clown, I guess I fit the profile, hehe! So I did & enjoyed it very much. My translator Niko was also the other clown since she was going translate for me. when we arrived at the camp you could see the kids faces light up. They were so excited to see the clowns. So we rode on this horsde buggies down the street waving & all this children out of nowhere starting comiing out. This was cool! There was this little boy who was so excited he didn't know what to do with himself he would just run & jump & scream! It was hilarious! Then we invited them to church where I gave them an object lesson. It was a success! We then gave all the children candy after church & did face paintings. I think Thursday night was my favorite night. I really enjoyed all those children.

Friday morning we finished putting up the tents & voila! We then headed back to Austria after lunch! It was good to go, but it's good to be back! Hope you enjoy it!

5 comments:

Logziella said...

Wow! That sounds awesome Brenda! Thanks for sharing! Cool pictures too! :0)

Domestic Diva said...

Love the pictures....glad you had the oppertunity to go and share yourself.

I liked you as a clown!!!

amazingbrenda said...

Yeah it was really a great exprerinece. The clown....well let's just say that Judy, the pastor's wife has made me the official church clown for the kids as of last Sunday. So yip I dressed up as the clown & greeted all the kids & went into all 4 childre 's class rooms. They loved it!

taking care of 5 said...

I love reading about your travels and ministry. What wonderful pictures. You looked like a fun clown. :)

John said...

Great stuff. Cutting grass with a sickle sounds like hard work but I bet you were proud of yourselves after it was finished.

The old Communist regime was horrific - I have a Romanian friend who gave me a very good idea of what things were like.

Keep up the good work!