LOVING GOD AND LOVING PEOPLE
In this blog you will read of our experiences here in Romania and my personal thoughts on life in general.
Today I was out in a new village. Actually going to the villages and visiting with the poor people is something I love to do. I love going there because I know I can help them to have a better life. There are things I can teach these people and things I can do to help their children. We know that some people have more motivation than others but everyone has a dream deep down in their heart. There is something they want in life and would be willing to work hard for it. That dream could be just having running water in their house or having electric. For others that dream would be to have washing machine or a new gas stove. For many village women their dream would be to have a little kitchen with cupboards and in the cupboards dishes, some kitchen utensils and pots and pans. For young people their dream is getting an iphone or just an ipad but everyone has a dream.
Today I met some people that felt like they will never see their dream come through. Nicoleta has seven children, her husband goes to work but never brings any food home for the kids. Now the kids can't even go to school. Her dreams were just as shattered and night as her house without any electric lights. Today I saw a little light come into Nicoleta's eyes.
We promised to help her. We paid her 50 dollar house tax and now she will get a little benefit from the gov't. Her pantry was empty except for two loaves of dry bread which she tried to bake without yeast. We went shopping and brought bags of food. Tears screamed down her face in amazement. God sent us to her house. We bought clothes, toys and games for the little children. We promised to help her get her children in school. Today Nicoleta began to see a light at the end of a long dark tunnel. Just seeing those little smiling faces when we left brought so much joy to my heart. We need to help Nicoleta get a little kitchen put in her house. They don't have electricity but it's possible but will cost us around 600 dollars for the installation. I know these kids are wondering if we really are going to help them. I made a promise and we will keep it. Maybe you would like to help us get other children in school. Education is the only thing that will open the door and get these kids out of poverty. Lets give them a chance.