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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 […]

Goodbye Sarah Peters!

Our sweet Sarah Peters has served with us for nearly 3 years. Sarah has a heart of gold, a heart for Jesus and for the people around her.

Using the Talents God has Given to Serve Where He Sends

I’m Erin Patton, and after coming to Romania as a short-term volunteer each summer, I’m currently here long-term. Over the years, I have volunteered with FFR, and also connected with other services and charities who support people with disabilities.

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.

La Multi Ani! Happy Women’s Day!

Today, March 8 on International Women’s Day, we want to thank all the women who have been, are currently, and in the future will be involved with Firm Foundations Romania!

Following God’s call

Sometimes, right when we think we know exactly where we are supposed to be, God interrupts our plans to show us something else. And sometimes, He might lead us somewhere else for a while in order to remind us of where He wants us to be.

Looking for a change in 2018?

Are you looking for something new this year? Have you ever considered volunteering with FFR long term? We would love to have you join our team! In addition to hospital shifts, there is also opportunity to assist with Kids Club, After School Program, Teen Mums, sorting and organizing donations, welcoming short term volunteers, and a […]

Love can make a difference

Through our work in the Brasov Children’s Hospital, we have the opportunity to care for and love many babies and children. Some we know well and have watched them grow up back and forth between their home and the hospital since shortly after birth, and others are only in for a few days here and […]

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 […]

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