We often talk about how blessed FFR is to have volunteers come from around the world to help in Romania. This past week we received an additional blessing when three of our board members (a Board of Directors oversees the activities of a company or organization) came all the way to Romania to see the projects first hand and meet our wonderful team. April Herin came a bit earlier than the others and was joined by her sister who lives in Dubai. They served the children in Romania by doing hospital shifts, going to the orphanage, and visiting Budila. It was wondering to have them here over Thanksgiving as well! For one board member, Turino Fuad, accompanied by his wife Vera, this was his first time ever to visit FFR. Though he’s been assisting FFR in the accounting department for years, Turino was able to personally experience the projects and enjoy the beauty of Brasov. Our third board member who came was Paul Giobbi. Paul came with his family for a 24 hour visit in 2014, and once again came for just over 24 hours! Though a short visit, we squeezed in a tight schedule of activities! Unfortunately Raelene Schmalz was not able to join, and we missed having our last board member with us.
After showing the board each of our projects, we enjoyed an evening of music at our Benefit Concert (blog post coming soon). Saturday was spent meeting with our project managers and brainstorming about the future of FFR. We are excited about new things on the horizon which will help us reach more children, have a bigger impact in Romania, and enable more people to hear about Jesus Christ and receive His hope! That evening the FFR team was invited out to dinner where we had a fun, relaxing evening.
We so appreciate our board of directors and their hearts for Romania! We hope to see them all again soon.