Today we woke up early and, after enjoying a delicious breakfast consisting of eggs, tomatoes, bread, jam and cheese, we headed off to Transylvania. We had some free time to explore Dracula's castle and enjoy people in town. It was fun and a nice break. That afternoon we loaded back into the van and headed out into the countryside where they Gypsy villages are. These villages are very run down and not well managed. The homes and buildings use to be owned by the germans during the time before communism but once the dictator took over the Germans moved out and the poor homeless gypsies found their stay. Ever since this happened people label this area as dirty, poor, unreachable and dark. I would say that I agree with those titles completely but lucky for us, we got to go and play with the children that fill the homes of these villages. It was so wonderful!! The second we pulled up the kids were ready to play. We played games such a soccer and simon says for a while then headed inside where Bethany told the story of David and Goliath- she asked the children (ages 3-17) what "giants" they have faced in their lives and what it looks like to overcome those giants. The lesson was followed by some fun worship songs and snacks! We then headed back to the center to hang out and play games with the interns of PDF (Purtaturii De Faclie). Overall I would say today was full of laughter and love. Those kids have it tough, some put on the "tough guy" face but really, all they want is love and attention. The Lord has filled each of us with such an abundant amount of love that when we get the opportunity to pour it out onto others it really is such an amazing experience.
Prayer for the team:
Tomorrow (Wednesday the 16th) were loaded with another day of traveling- making our way to Hungary to serve along side Calvary Chapel! (whoohoo!!)
Please pray this will be a time to refresh our minds and bodies as we prepare to go into the schools and be as lights to people who do not know of Jesus Christ.
Thanks for your prayers!