We love hearing the stories and experiences of our volunteers who come from all over the world to love and help the babies and children in Romania. David and Hazel Martin have been helping with our After School Program, and we asked them to share a little about how they came to Romania and the […]
English is a universal language; but after years of working with volunteers, we’ve learned that some words are not as universal. One example we run into in the hospital is that in America babies wear diapers, but in England babies wear nappies. Steffi, our German, decided to quiz Australia, England, and America to help us all learn a few more words and become more universal in the English language!
In this exclusive, Sarah Vienna interviews her sister Christine Pasta (Tina) about using her baking talents in Romania. Tina brought her supplies all the way from the USA to teach children and teens in Romania about how to decorate cupcakes. Everyone enjoyed learning how to make beautiful cupcakes, and of course eating them! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can use your talents to teach, inspire, and love the children in Romania.
and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
|Izzy Hathaway, 20, is from Fenton, Michagan, USA|
|Sarah Peters, 23, is from Stockton on Tees, Teesside,
Foundations Romania for one year. The
FFR Internship Program is a Christian Missionary and Discipleship Program. Izzy and Sarah will be encouraged to grow in
their walk with the Lord this year through Bible reading, group book and Bible
studies, discipleship, accountability and prayer. They will learn firsthand what it means to be
a missionary as they serve alongside of FFR’s programs. My hope is that by the end of this year these
young ladies will have a heart for Romania and the people here, but more than just
that, they will have God’s heart for the lost and hurting of this world, and that
their lives will be transformed from the inside – out.
and we began our Orientation Week on Tuesday!
It was so fun watching them walk through the Intern Apartment that had
been prepared for them. Their excitement
made all of the hard prep work well worth it! Thank you to the members of the
Calvary Chapel Treasure Valley and Kingwood Bible Church teams for all of your
help in getting the apartment ready!
overview of FFR’s Programs and how they will be involved. We went over the Internship Guidelines and
House Rules, did a ton of walking to tour their new home of Brasov, and began
our Romanian Language Training! These
ladies will be Brasov City and Romanian Language pros in no time at all!
Sarah went on a Photo Scavenger Hunt across the city! They did a great job finding all the places
on their list!
for Romania and each other. We also
began our Bible reading schedule with the hopes of reading through the entire
Bible by the end of the year. I am so
honored to have the opportunity to be the Internship Program Manager and to be
able to pour into the lives of these ladies.
I can see their desire to serve and grow in their relationship with the
Lord and I’m excited to see what God has for them in the coming year!
FFR is so thankful to the team from Calvary Chapel Treasure Valley for all of the time they spent working with us in our different projects!
The team began their week by running a VBS for almost 40 of our 1st – 4th grade kids! They sang songs, taught Bible lessons, played games, face painted and did crafts with the kids. Everyone had a great time!
Then the men of the team worked together to lay some cement on the outside of a home in the Roma village where we work. The foundation of the home was dirt and rats were digging their way into the home and biting the kids at night. The family had already poured cement on the inside of the home but did not have enough materials to finish the job. FFR was able to purchase the remaining materials and this amazing group of men helped to pour cement on the outside of the home to be sure that the kids would be safe.
The next day the men helped with painting an apartment and putting beds together to get ready for our first set of FFR Interns who will be arriving in August!
We were so blessed that the team took time out of the other ministry work they were doing in Romania to work with us! And we thank Nicu and Silvana Hagiu for connecting us and setting everything up!
|Juliana, Andrei & Lyndsey|
For one week in July we were so fortunate to have Lyndsey Marcu come to Budila to run an English Camp for our teens. Lyndsey hails from Northern Ireland but currently lives in Hungary with her husband, Simon. In Hungary she is a teacher and during her summer break she travels all across Eastern Europe, holding camps for at-risk youth.
Lyndsey’s camps promote teamwork, good social skills, manners and sharing. The kids are encouraged to participate in reciting verses, playing games and singing songs. Teams are created the first day of camp (with each team picking their own name!), giving the kids incentive to work hard for points. Additional incentive is the “Star of the Day” certificate that is presented to one boy and one girl every day of the week for exceptional hard work and a willingness to work with others.