Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Yes, we are still alive!

Hi friends and family,

A quick apology that our blog hasn't been updated in a while. We have had a ball at camp - but haven't had much access to email. Last week we took the Livada Group Homes kids to camp - it was amazing! Since we spent the last few weeks with these children it was extra sweet to see them play, learn and grow even more at camp. I can't wait to fill you in on more details and pictures.

This weekend we spent time helping out the staffwith errands and such. Jeff and I got a chance to sneak off to one of the "resort" pools for some R&R for a couple of hours. It certainly wasn't the Ritz, but it was a mild step up from the public pool. Beyond the green merky water in the "lazy river" it was very nice! They even had beach chairs! Sunday we spent time with the intern staff and drove a few hours to Brasov - Dracula's town. We took a cable car up to the middle of the mountain and then hiked to the top to see the huge cross memorial dedicated to their WWI soldiers. It was beautiful, cool, and well worth the hike and long lines. As we stood on the mountain top overlooking the countryside and towns - I don't know how anyone could think there wasn't a magnificent creator God. It was stunning!

Yesterday our team arrived with everyone, but a few bags short. We were so thankful that everyone got their passports in time - Praise the Lord! We started our week of camp with some of the teenagers from the group homes in Sincrai and from the Ludus orphanage. We have had a great first two days and we head to the actual camp-site tomorrow morning. We camp officially began on Monday the kids were so excited they mght have just exploded with joy and anticipation of the fun to be had. You can tell they have been looking forward to this week all year. As we head to camp tomorrow please pray that it cools off a bit (110 degrees now) and that we have enough water to not just drink, but to play water games to keep everyone cool. We are thankful for the sunny weather - but we love to not get heat stroke in the meantime!! We can't wait to see how the Lord will move in these kids lives. Many have heard about Jesus and what He did for all of us - now we hope that they can see some of His grace in us and it to mean something - someting that will stick and play an integral roll in their walk to know the Lord. Thank you for partnering with us as our prayer warriors - these kids are so blessed because of you!

More coming soon!
In Him,
Jeff & Jen


Sharee Forman said...

We love and miss you guys so much!! What day will you actually get back to Dallas?? Praying for you often. :)

Evie said...

Hey guys! It's been so fun to read your updates. I know that you are being used in incredible ways over there...it brings back some good memories!
Love and prayers!

Katie said...

Hey Jeff and Jenny!
I really enjoyed being part of your team... I am so thankful that it all worked out. Thank you for leading our team and thank you also for a place to stay and a ride to the airport. How are you guys transitioning to being back? It feels weird, huh!?