This summer was a busy one for my family as we had my Romanian daughter stay with us for three months! There were many challenges and many adventures and some tears as I put her on the plane earlier this month so she could return to Romania and finish school, but what a blessing to have here here!
Meanwhile, we have had some exciting changes in Romania! We were granted permission from our Sibiu hospital to put the very first Maternal Assistant in the wards to love, snuggle and care for the social babies there! We are thrilled and have hired, Dora, our Nurse Liaison's daughter to go in part time. Alina went to Sibiu to train Dora earlier this month. She has now been working several weeks and is doing a fantastic job!
We also have received verbal permission to bring over a small team of women to rock the babies sometime. This has long been a dream of mine (and some of you) to take a team over. We are still awaiting the final decision in writing so please pray that it goes through.
Alina has taken on some more responsibilities for our Ministry and with the poor economy in Romania, our Board has decided to raise her salary. Alina is a diligent, honest and caring Maternal Assistant and Supervisor and without her PHFTC would not be reaching as many babies and foundations as we do! Currently, she receives money for her Social Security and Health Insurance and $400 a month. We raised her salary by $100 more and are looking for additional Sponsors to increase her salary by yet another $100. This would give her a total of $600 a month plus her SS and insurance. If anyone is interested in becoming a monthly sponsor for Alina's salary, please contact me directly.
November is almost here and we are expanding our Christmas Sock Fundraisers, where individuals and families fill a baby sock with loose change, bills or checks. If your church or organization, wishes to participate please let me know!
We also have a new shipment of Joy Beadz just in time for Hostess and Christmas gifts! New colors and some of the older smaller styles,as well. I'll be posting pictures on Facebook and Instagram so let me know if you are interested in purchasing any.
Lastly, I am so relieved to announce that PayPal has fixed their Recurring Donate Button on our website so once again you can set up your automatic payments! I apologize for this inconvenience while PayPal worked through their issues. Thank you all for your support whatever way you choose to help!
Many Blessings to you all!