Nov 2015 – The first HIP in Lazareni
APRIL 2015 – The unfforgetable day
JANUARY 2015 – We had the privilege of performing the first weding
Small wedding but lots of fun!
December 2014 – Christmas celebration
DECEMBER 2014 Boots, Boots and more Boots...
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OCTOBER 2014 Empower Romania Program has begun
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OCTOBER 2014 Miracles still happen
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JUNE 2014 Kindergarten Graduation Party
It’s such a joy to see these kids desire to learn and explore new things. Having been well taken care of in our kindergarten those that have the right age are now ready to start first grade in school. We made sure we celebrated their success!
APRIL 2014 DIAPERS DISTRIBUTION
Receiving a few diapers for your little one may not be a big deal where you or I come from. However in a village where they have never had drinking or running water they are viewed as luxury items! We were able to bring joy to many families by distributing over 800 diapers.
These are some of the gypsy parents that walked away happy carrying their treasured gifts.
FEB. 19th 2014 “HOODIE” DISTRIBUTION
What a blessing to be able to give out these hoodies to all the kids from kindergarten all the way up to 10th grade.
DEC. 25th 2013 – THE BEST WAY TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS!
Our church from Oradea decided once again to celebrate Christmas in a very unique fashion. We organized a Christmas celebration for the over a hundred kids involved in our programs in the big hall the mayor provided for us out in the gypsy village. We had an awesome time of caroling, puppet shows and tons of laughter. Did I mention over a thousand cabbage rolls to feed the crowds? Some delicious traditional cake was added to the menu as well as the “can never have too many” oranges. Those attending admitted that this is probably one of the best Christmas seasons they’d had.
DEC. 2013 GYPSY KIDS PERFORMING IN CHRISTMAS PLAY AT SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN
The kids have long looked forward to these special moments when they get to perform in the little Christmas plays. Their lives are very simple and quite uneventful but the Christmas season is something they always look forward to as many great things are happening! The parents attend the events where their kids get to act and perform and it warms their harts to see their little ones full of joy.
NOV. 17th 2013 BABY DEDICATION
Alina and I had the privilege of being asked to dedicate a baby boy, the son of a very young couple that is very dear to us.
NOV. 2013 SHOE DISTRIBUTION
It’s absolutely amazing how a pair of warm shoes can put a big smile on these kids’ faces. What a joy to be able to send over 100 of them home with warm winter shoes!
Sept. 2013 The gypsy children from Lazareni get free toilets and shower units
After many years of trying to get water on the Foundation’s property we’ve almost given up. We’ve drilled four wells and found no water even though we went as deep as 230 meters. Finally we changed plans and realized all we needed was a big tank buried in the ground. Thankfully someone else thought the same, The mayor helped get the tank and we were able to put it in the ground, hook a water pump to it and run the water to the shower units.