Izidor Ruckel and his Father Visit FFR

This past week we were visited by Izidor Ruckel and his father Danny Ruckel. Izidor was a Romanian orphan, living in a handicapped orphanage for the first eleven years of his life. When communism fell in Romania, the doors opened for adoptions to take place and Izidor was adopted by an American couple. He was […]

Preschool Joys!

This past Tuesday our Schoolhouse in Budila opened up again to start a new school year for our Kids Club children. Kids Club is a preschool-type program for kids between the ages of 4-6, teaching them Bible stories, manners, hygiene lessons, and of course giving them time to play and have fun. Eight kids attended this first time, regardless of it being rainy and cold outside, and the program started! We are happy to say that new kids have joined the group and Silvana Hagiu, who is also the ASP manager, is now leading Kids Club with the returning help of Steffi and Katie.
It was wonderful to start again and the kids were excited to play, sing, practice their new Bible verses and listen to the story. Please keep this project in your prayers. Pray for the current and future children, that the right ones will join the program and their hearts will be touched, and for the team running the program.

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Sofia’s back in town!

p1020503-2Thank you to everyone who prayed for dear little Sofia. After a temporary delay due to Sofia having the measles, she was admitted into the hospital and had a successful heart surgery. She is now back at the Brasov Children’s Hospital where she will spend the next month getting blood transfusions as needed. Due to her condition she will need to be on medication for life, but she is currently healthy and happy and remains the adorable little girl that all our volunteers love and cherish. Please continue to pray for Sofia as her body continues to heal and praise God for the work that has been done so far!

New School Year, New Teachers, New Contracts!

For Romanian students the school year and FFR’s programs start up again in September. We are thrilled to have more Romanian children join our programs and have more Romanian teachers jump on board with us to run our programs.

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After School Program Team: Joy, Silvana, Estera, Nicu

The After School Program (ASP) now has four full time Romanian teachers, who love God and of course children. Silvana Hagiu who worked with us this past year is now the Project Manager. Her husband Nicu, who often subbed and assisted last year, has joined full time which the children will be so excited about as they asked for him often. Joy and Estera are both new to the program, full of enthusiasm and ready to get started. God provided these teachers just in time before school started! Our Project Manager Silvana keeps saying,  “I have a great team!” God indeed provides!

Seven Roma teenage girls will be moving to Brasov next week to attend high school, living in two apartments with the den parents. The eighth teen living in the apartment graduated high school this past year and will be attending university. We have wonderful den parents and a new teenage project coordinator (Adriana, left picture below) who are working together to make sure that the girls are well prepared for this adventure. We hope and pray that by next year we could open a boys apartment as well!

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What an exciting season as we kick off our programs! Working in this capacity can be emotionally and physically tiring. Please pray for everyone working with FFR, for protection and strength, for unity within each team, and also for the children in the programs, that they would not only excel in their studies but more importantly will come to know God as their personal Lord and Savior.

Sweden Paints FFR!

After a morning of school, the children enter our building for the After School Program. Little hands touch the walls as the kids climb the stairs. This year, however, when they turn the corner, the children will walk into storybook pictures… farm scenes, the solar system, and a city skyline!