It made my heart sad tonight when I realized that we only have two days left with the kids. It gets harder to leave every year...
This morning we had little kids from the Little Explorers program come to the office. Eliza heads it up and she does an incredible job. We didn't interact too much with the kids because there are a lot of volunteers from Eliza's church that help, but we were able to do a lot in the kitchen and serve lunch to the kids. It was really sweet to see them recite Bible verses and sing worship songs and work together as teams to accomplish tasks.
In between the morning session and the afternoon Bible study, all of the Romanian adults left and we had two Romanian girls with us for a little over two hours without a translator. I was a bit nervous at first, not knowing what we'd do with them, but we all busted out our limited verbal language and a bit of sign language and we had a great time together. We played games, looked at pictures, ate ice cream, and RaeAnn even cut one of the girl's bangs (all without a translator thank you very much!).
In the afternoon, the girls' Bible study came to the office for their last meeting. We hung out for a while, cut some more hair (RaeAnn is amazing!), and played some really fun games. We've gotten to know these girls quite well, so it's really neat to be able to call them by name and interact with them on a deeper level. After the games (and some celebratory cake and ice cream), Florina, Denisa, and Angela spoke to the girls. Although we couldn't understand Florina or Denisa, we could see the deep love and compassion they had for these girls as they spoke. They so deeply desire that these girls will turn to the Lord and live for Him rather than for themselves. Some of the girls were even in tears, and it was so sweet to witness. These girls know that they are loved by these amazing women, and it's our prayer that they'll know the even deeper love of Jesus as their Savior.
It's never fun to say goodbye to the girls, but fortunately we'll be able to see most all of them again on Tuesday. :)
Denisa and Angela are spending the night tonight because we're all going to the mountains tomorrow, so the evening held a bit of pizza, some Joes and M&Ms, and a rousing round of YAHTZEE! Denisa and I both rolled Yahtzees, but Angela still beat us. Pe bune! (For real?!)
I'm looking forward to a day to relax in the mountains tomorrow with these wonderful ladies, but I'll be anxious to see the kids again on Monday.
Thanks again for your continued prayers! Keep lifting up all of the requests that I've mentioned in the previous posts. :)
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