Precious Moments – Volunteer Testimony

Volunteering for 5 weeks with Firm Foundations Romania was one of the most heartwarming and special experiences I have ever had. Caring for babies in need in the hospital, helping out at the After School Program in Budila and meeting all of the wonderful people driven by love and compassion was absolutely amazing.

When I first arrived I had such a strong sense of calm and despite Brasov being somewhere I had never been before, it felt so familiar like a second home. Everyone in FFR is so welcoming and dedicated, understanding and accepting. The foundations of this organisation are grounded in love and compassion. The wonderful people of FFR act upon their love for God and their actions are straight from the heart. Nothing warmed my heart more than holding and singing to the babies and nothing broke my heart more than leaving the babies at the end of a shift.

Overall, my time in Brasov is a collection of small moments that are so precious that they will remain with me. Thank you for this opportunity – I will be back!

~ Written by Merran from Scotland

Life Changing Years

“How does one sum up two life changing years? It’s hard to believe that it was actually two whole years and that it has slipped passed already. My time in Romania was filled with lots of memories. Many paths were crossed both with volunteers from different parts of the world and littles who left footprints on my heart.”    ~ Kayla Christophel

Thank you, Kayla, for your heart for Romania and the children that you loved here. You were a blessing, and we appreciated having you on the FFR team. May God bless you in all your future endeavors, and please come back and visit us soon! 

Interview With The Goodness Chick

Erin Lawler Patterson, Goodness Chick, is a parenting coach for those raising pre-teens and teens chatting about mental health, drug trends and strategies to strengthen your teen and your relationship with them. Erin is an author, high school addictions counselor, motivational speaker, mom and world traveler.

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It Made a Difference For That One

I volunteered over the past year at an institution for children with severe disabilities. Each day I had the privilege to spend time with the children who live there and the staff. I was able to get to know the children’s individual personalities, and the specific activities that each of them enjoyed.

Summer Camp in Budila – “From Romania to Australia”

So I said ‘yes’.  And then I panicked. What had I got myself in for? Running a summer camp in a village? I didn’t even speak Romanian! What was I thinking? I was no dance, music or art expert and I had never ventured into village life since moving to Romania.

Babies, Children, Donations, and Building Project Fills Up a Week!

It is always such an encouragement to have volunteers join us in loving these precious babies and children! We recently had a team of 7 from Virginia, and what a blessing they were to us and the little ones we serve, and how special for Kayla to have her parents here! From taking care of […]

A volunteer testimony by Heidi Boettcher

My name is Heidi, I am a Registered Nurse from BC, Canada. I am currently nearing the end of my third trip back to Romania volunteering with FFR.

Summertime in Romania

Good news! It’s not too late to read our most recent newsletter. Click the picture below to check out the exciting things that have been happening with Firm Foundations Romania this past summer. If you are not on our newsletter list and would like to be, please email us at mail@firmfoundationsromania.com.

Good Morning Guildford! FFR Presents at a Women’s Breakfast.

Melanie Gray, a returning volunteer at Firm Foundations Romania, invited Sarah Vienna to speak and sing at her church’s Women’s Breakfast. Sarah had the opportunity to share her testimony of how she followed God’s calling which led her to Romania. The event was meant to inspire and affirm the women in England to follow God’s calling.