I wanted to take a minute to write and update you on what is going on with the ministry lately. Things sometimes happen very quickly and I don't take the time to share each little detail via email as much as I do on our social media sites.
We have three babies in our premature ward right now. We have about five or six children that seem to be cycling through our beds as they get sent home, only to get sick again and return. We also are supplying quite a bit of supplies to another foundation in the Oradea Hospital.
Our hospital in Sibiu is doing really well! We have many babies there that are residing there due to birth defects and operations. Then we have many others that our coming in because of illness or neglect. Our part time worker is very busy and dedicated, but there are too many babies for her to spend individual time with each one. We are praying for someone else to come and assist her and will be budgeting for her salary this year. Please join us in prayer as we find just the right person for these babies!
We decided to cancel the Service Trip to Romania this year as all the interested people could not gather the funds or were otherwise committed for the November time period. We will go ahead with planning a trip for next Fall. Let me know if you are interested. I was disappointed to cancel, but knew that God must have something in mind. Of course, it was better as our family has been undergoing many trials and I am needed here. I am so glad that I did not spend time fretting.
Since the beginning of the year, our Board has undergone a change. We had three of our members resign at various times for various reasons and we needed to fill those positions. God has brought four new people in and I am amazed at the unity and cohesiveness of this Board. It is such a personal blessing and I am confident that this will be a wonderful year for the Ministry because of it! If you want to meet our Board Members please visit our website, where you can see their pictures and read their bios. You might even know some of these fabulous people!
I am beginning to research flights and such for next year already. I am hoping that the family can join me this year as I feel it is very important for the children to help and learn compassion for others. I also will be spending three weeks working in Romania next year, as it is getting increasingly harder to get everything accomplished with both hospitals and foundations in just two weeks. Please pray for fantastic airline tickets as the ministry only pays for two tickets and I need five! Yikes!
Our Baby Sock Fundraisers are starting soon, which greatly contributes to our budget! If you would like your church, school, or organization to get involved, please contact me! My schedule for speaking is now opening up again so if you would like me to present to your church, group, organization, please let me know!
Thank you for your support and interest! We so appreciate it and could not survive without your partnership!