Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Help buy Diapers and Supplies for the Winter Months! The amount of babies in the hospitals always rises in the Winter when it's cold outside.Many Gypsy families live in homes with dirt floors, no electricity or running water. 

You can help by donating through our PayPal Button or sending your donation to Project Hope for the Children, Inc. 6983 Chase Rd, Fabius, NY 13063

                                                                     Thank- You!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Holiday Auction Fundraiser

Holiday Auction Fundraiser

Who's ready for Christmas? No? How about a little shopping and some Holiday giving combined in one? Project Hope for the Children has a few donated items by popular sellers that are being auctioned off on our Facebook page starting Friday,November 20th. Every couple of days we will have a new item that can be bid on in the comment section. Come join the event and shop and give at the same time!https://www.facebook.com/Project-Hope-for-the-Children-Inc-146117805560061/

Here is a preview of what we are offering.
Usborne  Create a Castle- Valued at $42

Rodan t Fields Tanning and Moisturizing Products- Valued at $80

Wreathmania Christmas Arrangement- Valued at $20

31 Thermal Lunch Tote- Valued at $15

31 Thermal Flat Iron Case- Valued at $20

Norwex Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Microfiber Kitchen cloth set. Sea Mist Color Valued at $27

                                            Pampered Chef Quick-Stir Pitcher- Valued at $20

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hello Friends,

  My time in Romania has been passing all too Quickly! I have in my head Written year update many times, but finding the time to get it down and sent has been Another thing. The travel Went smoothly excepting the moment at the Hungarian / Romanian border where are the guards realized that I had never been stamped into the EU! Neither France nor Hungary had made a note in my passport. The guard wanted to know how I had gotten into the country .. Hmm .. maybe beamed in. I presented my boarding passes, Which thankfully I had my driver and verified That Kept He had picked me up at the airport in Budapest. I Received a Romanian stamp and We Were on our way again!

I have been in the Hospital in Oradea Several times last week and found That We Were very low on children, Which is a good thing really. We had none for a while on Alina's ward the then one child Before we left for Sibiu. I met with the doctors on 7th floor, sat in on one of the ward's Premature lectures to medical students and doctors Went shopping for supplies.

I Located a reputable rental car company finally the Day Before We Were to leave for Sibiu and secured year Automatic car !! I was so thankful to have it as the steep and winding roads Were the drivers and the Jersey and NY drivers put to shame! The ride to Sibiu WAS Gorgeous! We drove through the Carpathian Mountains and awed by the beauty Were God created!

In Sibiu, We Were greeted with 22 children and spent Several hours feeding, changing and playing with Those children! We are now starting to supply the large preschool ward and Will begin to purchase diapers for Them soon. Upon Entering the ward, we found cleanliness, but sparseness. WAS A tv in the corner and I found one book and taped up the truck with missing parts. Those Were the only toys for children 2-6 years of age. In the other rooms in the same predictament Were babies and little ones rocking back in forth in Were effort to stumulate Themselves year. I tear up everytime I have seen this in the past twelve years. Politica simple thing to Provide for a child as our own toy boxes of can attest to, but Hardly on the top ten here. We Went right out and Purchased about $ 200 Worth of books and toys for the hospital. Weare Hoping That Will the nurses have the time to make sure the children each have the toys in bed with Them! Cornelia, our stock is doing a great job liaison distributing the supplies and we have great Faith That She Will see to the toys as well!

After a weekend of visiting castles and learning Some more about the history of Romania, Ali and I are now back in Oradea! We have three children and there is now on Premature on 7th March. Two Of Those children have been deemed to have year incurable Some sort of disability. No One Seems to know what, apart obviously do THEY That not get enough food or excercise. When That Happens State of can put the little ones in Orphanages THESE required Before the age of two. Needless to say, That after Several years there, THEY do have a disability and Will not Be Able to function as Normally Because of the neglect adult year. My heart heavy WAS yesterday as I listened to this and looked into the faces of These sweet boys! Please pray That Could Be A and S Placed in foster homes INSTEAD !!

We are finishing up our buying here today for our hospital and have a list from Romanian Relief for Their Needs in Their major foster and group homes Which is: food, diapers and clothes ... Sucha things really simple, but donating When it is down Makes it difficult to purchase. Thank you for supporting Project Hope That We Can so well so do all we do in Providing That the hospital for babies and supporting other ministries great! What you do is so important!

I try to post pictures on our Facebook page Almost daily so join us there and like us to see what we have up to! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-Hope-for-the-Children-Inc/ 146117805560061? __ nodl



PS. Apparently, my tablet feels the need to change my sentences and capitalize half the words. I have rewritten this a few times and it keeps happening so please excuse the interesting layout!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Waiting for God

This is an excerpt from a message I gave recently and thought I would share it with you all!

Last year, if you remember I talked about obeying God’s command no matter how insecure or afraid you felt. I gave my testimony on how the Lord nudged me along every step of the way in my journey to Romania, in setting up the Ministry afterwards and even recently into becoming a Non Profit. And how looking back I can now see the benefits and blessings of obedience, namely the adoption of my son!

Today, I want to talk to you about something almost opposite of that~ resting in God’s timing and patience in knowing God’s will! For those of you that know me well, you know I am not a patient person! My husband could tell you that! Once my mind is made up or when I am confident in a situation I like to execute with military precision! But sometimes God asks us to sit quietly and watch for his signal.
My children are riding the bus this year and I love to watch as they walk out to the end of the driveway keeping their eyes on the bus driver. They halt when he signals them to stop then proceed to cross and board the bus when he has given them the ok. Even Andrew waits patiently. I watch proudly at this morning routine before the question asks, “Do you do get the ok from God before making decisions?” Sadly the answer is no sometimes.

I Cor. 612 “You say, “I am allowed to do anything”- but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything.  And I Cor. 10:23 You say, “I am allowed to do anything”- but not everything is good for you. You say,”I am allowed to do anything”- but not everything is beneficial. Don’t be concerned for your own good but for the good of others.

Within PHFTC there are so many areas we could get involved in and so many needs and I want to help them all! This year we are more organized, have a better giving base and more opportunities than ever. And I find myself straining at the leash to do it all right now! But if I were to do it all now there could be repercussions in other areas. My Children, our foster parenting, Jack’s and my relationship, maybe a relationship with a friend… You know what I mean. We are all pulled in so many directions for “good” causes.

My mother always quoted Romans 12:1,2 to me. “And so dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice- the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him. Don’t copy the behaviors and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Good, acceptable/pleasing and perfect… some of my decisions might be good, some acceptable, but is the decision all three? I will only know that if I am watching the Lord and waiting for his guidance. So my challenge for you is this: Examine your life. Not only is it best to heed the Lord’s prompting in obedience to something but it is also wise to wait for Him to tell you when and where to go. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

So please pray for The Board and I as we make decisions this year that we would listen to God and be in His perfect will!

Twelve Years

Twelve years ago I stepped off my first plane flight into Hungary and drove across the border into Romania! I was so young and innocent back then, but was eager to do my part in showing God's love to unwanted children. What a ride it has been since! There have been many humbling, learning experiences a long the way and things have occured that I never imagined!  

In a month, I will be flying back to Romania for two weeks! Alina and I will purchase supplies for the Oradea hospital and the Sibiu hospital. If we get in enough funds this year we will attempt to add the preshool section in Sibiu. It will cost us about $2,000 more to completely fund the Sibiu hospital for a total of $6,000 spent on supplies. The Oradea hospital ranges between $6,000-$7,000 a year. We also try to help some of the other foundations there. We are almost on budget so please keep us in your thoughts and prayers to bring in $2,000 more in the next month!

Thank you for all your help and support!




Monday, April 6, 2015


Dear Friends,

You are overdue for an update and much has gone on so I will try to condense it! First let me thank you for your kind emails and thoughts concerning our private life with our son! Your sharing and encouragement has meant so much to me! We have found a psychotherapist and hopefully can start on paperwork this week! The training that Jack and I will receive will be very helpful especially with me being gone to Romania and the benefits to Andrew are exciting to think about!

And speaking of being in Romania, I found tickets for $1025. A great deal, though I leave a little earlier than expected. My dates for working in Romania will be May 14-29th. Jack will work during the days and be a single parent at night to all three children so please keep him in your prayers. Our awesome nanny, Brittany will be here during the days!

Thankfully, I have almost all my Sundays booked before I leave and am hoping to meet our target goal of $16,000 before I leave. We are at approximately $12,500 now. I think that we can make it!

We found out that the the pediatric hospital in Cluj was not in need of help at this time so I can remove that from my travel itinerary . Alina and I will still need to travel to Sibiu in the middle of the country, and visit our hospital down there! There is a section of that hospital that we did not fund last year due to lack of money so hoping that will be a possibility this year!

In Oradea, there are changes going on as well. One of the foundations in the hospital is having to downsize and we will be picking up any slack that comes about because of that. Alina will be in care of more children and will be working longer hours now. A big thank you to the people who are generously increasing her salary! This came at the same time as Alina's father lost his job. Her salary will go to help her family as it is a stressful time for all of them now. Please remember Mr. Plugar in your prayers that God would bring him a better job in Oradea.

This is a busy time of year for our Ministry and I want to thank you for all of your encouragement, prayers and financial help! Project Hope thrives because of your compassion and concern for others! If you are feeling led to give you can give via PayPal on our donate page or mail to Project Hope for the Children Inc, 6983 Chase Rd, Fabius, NY 13063.

Enjoy the sunny and maybe warmer weather coming our way!

In Him,


Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Excitement of a Child!

Do you ever feel that as you get older you get more serious, more mundane, less spontaneous, less visionary?

Sometimes I feel that way! I see so much heartache around me. So many mistakes by birth mothers deserting their children or creating burdens that their children have to carry both here and abroad- it wears me down. 

That is one reason why I started Project Hope for the Children because I wanted to make a difference; why I became a foster parent. But sometimes I feel like I lose the joy beneath the day to day work that it all involves.

Then a little encouragement comes a long and I smile and marvel at the sweetness, the innocence and the spirit that I long to find again. 

My daughter, who is 5, is passionate about PHFTC. She has had a garage sale and a lemonade stand to fundraise for the Ministry. She has dug into her piggy bank and given me .75 because she knows the babies need it more than she. The other day, she bounded into the room beaming and excitedly told me that we needed to have a party for Project Hope! 

She said, "We needed to invite all the people we could and have them bring things that would help the babies out; we would collect lots of things and money and take them to the babies this year! What do you think, Mama?" 

At first, I was startled to hear her describe a modern day fundraising event, but her excitement and joy caused me to stop, smile and give thanks for all that PHFTC has accomplished, all the children we have reached and for the beautiful heart of service my daughter blesses the world and me with! Let a child encourage you today!

And who knows, maybe we will have a party this summer! Wanna come?

From the Heart,


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Faces that Haunt Me

2015 marks the Twelfth year of working in Romania! So many things have changed in that time- the hospital in Oradea, the children, the ministry and even myself. What hasn't changed is the need, the circumstances and the children... The babies I have worked with have grown and disappeared into the system, but there are always more with the same problems, the same histories and the same hungry,scared look. These are the faces that haunt my dreams and why Project Hope for the Children is so important! 

Please consider donating to the 2015 Spring trip by using the PayPal button on this screen or mailing a tax deductible check to PHFTC, 6983 Chase Rd, Fabius, NY 13063.
Children like these will benefit immensely!

*These pictures have been taken courtesy various organizations and posted freely on the internet. these are not faces of the children in our hospitals though they could be.