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.

Want to be updated with FFR? Check out this newly made video for 2017!

What a wonderful year FFR had in 2016. Over 70 volunteers from 10 countries came to provide love and care for the babies in the hospital. We increased our After School Program team to four Romanian teachers and now have 130 children being helped. The Kid’s Club continues to grow with up to 13 children coming. And we started a program in Budila for Teen Moms.`God continues to provide and we are so thankful. We look forward to seeing what is in store for 2017 and we thank you for your continued support!

Check out our new video (an update on FFR projects):

Update on Sofia

0530161059aA few weeks ago we sent a prayer request for Sofia, a baby in the hospital who has a life threatening heart condition. The past weeks have been rough for Sofia as she wasn’t feeling very well and there were rumors that she might just be sent home as nothing else could be done. However, on Tuesday new news was delivered… Read more

Entertainment in the hospital

For those of you who know Steffi (vice president of Firm Foundations Romania), you probably also know her daughter Beca. Beca is originally from the Roma village Budila where we host our Kid’s Club and After School Program. We’ve known her biological family for years and have had the privilege of working with her younger brother Robert. For reasons unknown to us, Robert has been in the Children’s Hospital for the past few days, but he is still in good spirits! While Robert is bringing lots of laughs for the volunteers, we are glad that there are volunteers to brighten his day and give him the attention that every child desires.

The video can also be a short Romanian lesson of animal names. How many can you figure out?

Shampoo to the Rescue

We’ve all been there – you walk into your hotel room, take a look around, is there a fridge? What about a safe? How about an iron or a hair dryer? The hotel you book will determine the amenities that come with it.

One thing is almost always constant, however, and those are the travel size shampoos, conditioners, soaps and lotions that come nicely wrapped in your hotel bathroom.

Whether or not you decide to use these items or pack them up and save them for later matters not, they are a hot commodity simply because they are handy and easy to bring along.

We’re going to let you in on a little secret, though. Those soaps, shampoos, lotions and conditioners are the perfect size for the bundles we put together for our Mom’s Project.

Maybe you don’t use the toiletry items provided, or maybe you pack them thinking you’ll use them later but simply end up with a stockpile that you don’t know what to do with. We’re asking that you consider us the next time these convenient shampoos and soaps come in to your possession.

If you are interested in donating these travel size items to Firm Foundations Romania to be used in the bundles that we hand out to the mothers in our Mom’s Project, please contact Heather   Zorzi at:
Heather@FirmFoundationsRomania.com.

Party With A Purpose

Tis
the season for eggnog, cookies and parties galore. It’s also the season
for family, giving and goodwill. We were blessed to be the recipient of
such goodwill in Raleigh, NC where an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party was
held in honor of Firm Foundations Romania.
 
The
Zorzi family – Heather and Abrianna Zorzi being volunteers for FFR –
threw a lovely house party, inviting all of their friends to come
celebrate the season while also giving back.
 
Food
and drink were flowing, neighbors chatted and played games and a good
time was had by all. Halfway through the evening, Sarah Vienna, Heather
Zorzi and Jennifer Peterkin were able to share about FFR and sing one of
Sarah’s songs, “Seeds For Destiny”.
 
 

Through
something as simple and fun as a house party we were able to get people
together, share about Romania, raise funds and recruit new volunteers!