Mary came to Romania in March 2008 to visit a friend for three weeks. During that time, she volunteered in the hospital and quickly realized that she wanted to spend more time holding and loving the babies. The beautiful city of Brasov, the friends that she had made, and the opportunity to serve God in this capacity all captured her heart. Mary extended her trip for two more months before returning to Texas to move out of her apartment.
Mary returned to Brasov in July as a long term volunteer for Firm Foundations Romania. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to serve the country of Romania and to love the children who so desperately need to be loved.