Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Firm Foundations Romania! We are so thankful for all God has done for and through us in 2017, and are looking forward in expectation to what He has in store for 2018. Read more

FFR Christmas celebrations in Budila

Thank you to everyone who helped make Christmas extra special for these precious kids and young moms!

Through My Eyes album release

We are so excited to announce that Sarah Vienna’s new album, Through My Eyes, is officially released worldwide!! Get it on Spotify, ITunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/through-my-eyes/1295364372 or buy a physical copy of the CD in the mail at http://www.sarahvienna.com/shop. All proceeds go towards FFR’s programs to help children in need.

Christmas tree lighting in Brasov

 

It’s the start of one of our most favorite times of the year here in Brasov, Romania! Read more

From Michigan to Romania – a touching testimony

I was always that person who gave money to missions, prayed for missionaries and encouraged others to go on missions.  I always said, “Some people are called to go but I am called to hold down the fort”.  This all changed about five years ago when I met a sweet woman from England.  She told […]

Germany, You Were A Blessing!

What a wonderful two weeks I had touring through Germany sharing songs from my new album Through My Eyes which was released in Europe. The goal of this tour was to inspire, encourage, and bring hope to both the young and old through music and sharing the message of following God’s calling. Thank you Germany for embracing me as your own, and I look forward to returning in the new year!

Was für zwei wunderschöne Wochen in denen ich in Deutschland auf Tournee war um dort meine neue CD ‘Through my eyes’ vorzustellen, die in Europa veröffentlich wurde. Das Ziel dieser Tournee war, Menschen zu inspirieren; sie zu ermutigen, Gottes Ruf in ihrem Leben zu folgen und durch die Lieder und dem Gesagten Jung und Alt Hoffnung zu bringen.  Danke Deutschland dass ihr mich wie eine von euch aufgenommen habt und ich freue mich jetzt schon darauf, nächstes Jahr wieder zu kommen!
~ Sarah Vienna

Please visit www.sarahvienna.com for more information or to purchase the album. The music can also be listened to and followed on Spotify.

Will You Be Our Next Returning Volunteer?

Long term volunteers are those who come for longer than three months, and often end up staying for at least a year or longer. They give up living near family in order to be able to serve the people in Romania, they sacrifice the comforts of home to be in a foreign country because God […]

Germany Tour, October 2017: Sarah Vienna “Through My Eyes”

President of Firm Foundations Romania Sarah Vienna is releasing a new album called “Through My Eyes” this month! The songs are written about personal experiences Sarah has encountered while living in Romania. To promote the album (proceeds go to FFR) and to share about Firm Foundations Romania, Sarah and Steffi will be touring in Germany for the next two weeks. Read more

Petrisor and Ioana Join FFR’s Team!

The After School Program is back in full swing! After two weeks of registering kids and getting schedules sorted out, we now have over 130 kids enrolled, from kindergarten to seventh grade. Running this program is our wonderful Romanian team (pictured above, from left to right: Joy, Ioana, Silvana, Petrisor), two returning who worked with us last year and two new teachers. Silvana, who is the Project Manager, is in her third year of working with Firm Foundations Romania and this is Joy’s second year. Newly hired, Ioana was previously a teacher in the Romanian public school system, and Petrisor was in our Teen Program and graduated from high school two years ago. It’s great for the kids to see him in this position and to see the benefits of being in the program and getting an education. With these four great teachers, we know the kids are going to have a wonderful year! We look forward to keeping you updated about the After School Program, and we ask that you keep this program, the kids, and the teachers in your prayers.

First Year Of Teen Mums Ends With A Splash!

Since beginning in October 2016, the Teen Mums’ group has transitioned from new starts and unknowns, to a comfortable, relaxed, support network. Friendships have blossomed between the Mums, the babies, and with us. This past week was another great time together when we had a summer baby pool party! It was lovely to all meet up again since term ended in June and to catch up with the Mums, to relax, and to laugh together at the kids’ enjoyment of splashing in the water! Their joy was contagious!

Since January, the girls have been learning about “Who is Jesus?” from Bible readings and sharing personal stories. They have loved being creative and making various different crafty pieces; and we’ve all learnt lots of new information and skills from Jo, a nurse from Australia, about health hygiene, how to professionally decorate cupcakes with Tina from America, and about health and nutrition from one of the hospital nurses, which the nurse and the girls enjoyed so much they want to do it again! We have also welcomed two new babies to the group and attended a wedding of one of the Mums!

We have five Mums who are attending regularly, and with their now 8 babies and toddlers, we are at capacity for the space we have available. But this has allowed close relationships to form within the group which has been so special.

The group will begin meeting again weekly in September and we are looking forward to sharing more with the Mums and babies together. Please pray at this time for health and safety for all of the Mums and babies over the summer, for faith to continue growing for the girls, for wisdom for us as we begin to plan for the next year and for relationships to continue flourishing.

We have had so much support through donations, prayer and volunteers for this group this past year. We, including the Mums, are so grateful!

~ Sarah Peters, Teen Mums Project Manager