Paste Fericit (Happy Easter)

For thosIMG_8451e of us living in Romania, we are blessed to be able to celebrate Easter twice most years! Romania is a primarily Orthodox country, which uses a different calendar system than the Western church. “The formula for Easter—”The first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox”—is identical for both Western and Orthodox Easters, but the churches base the dates on different calendars: Western churches use the Gregorian calendar, the standard calendar for much of the world, and Orthodox churches use the older, Julian calendar.”

This year Romania celebrated Easter on May 1st. Our volunteers and teenage girls came together to celebrate this holiday with good food, lots of fun and fellowship. Everyone enjoyed the celebration, and most importantly, we recognized once again just how blessed we are to have a God who loves us unconditionally!

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To see the full album of pictures, please follow this link: http://myalbum.com/album/vm6RmDxoP0Jl 

We Need You!

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  • We are looking for someone to volunteer 3 to 4 hours a week to assist Firm Foundations Romania with social media needs such as website modifications, blog posts, newsletter editing, and fund raising marketing.
  • We are looking for individuals to come and help renovate our Support Center, located on the hospital grounds, where we have meetings, store donations and diapers, and plan to make an office space. Projects include plastering, painting, plumbing, etc.
  • We are also looking to employ Romanian-speaking individuals for our After School Program, our High School Mentorship Program, and as a Den Mother. These is a full time paid positions which include Carta de Munca.

If you are interested, please contact us at mail@firmfoundationsromania.com. We ask that you pass this message to anyone who might be able to assist in one of these areas, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Remembering Romania

Just when you think volunteers forget their experience of volunteering in Romania with FFR, a Facebook message comes in like this from one of our treasured volunteers, Shawny.

A Sweet Swedish Volunteer Comes to Romania

I come from a wonderful little place, far, far away.. It’s white and snowy as far as the eye can see, mostly dark all day long this time of year and its cold so you’ll need layers of clothes when you leave the front door. This wonderful little planet of make-believe is called Sweden.

Unexpected Experiences of Volunteering

IMG_2283Six months ago I was sitting in a minibus riding from Bucharest to Brasov, very exited and not really knowing what to expect of my time volunteering with Firm Foundations Romania. At this point, I didn’t know anyone of Firm Foundations and I didn’t know much about Romania in general. Yesterday I was sitting again in the minibus, this time on the way to go back home. Read more