June 23-June 26- Multiplying Churches Globally Training in Minnesota. During this training, I learned more about what it means to plant churches around the world and how to involve nationals in this process. One of my favorite thoughts from this training is that if there is a new idea or a new program that is thought of while I'm in Romania, the first question should be: and which Romanian are you bringing alongside to work with you?
I also was affirmed again and again that my heart breaks for people with disabilities and abandoned children. Also, I am learning that I also enjoy encouraging and building up the caretakers of these people as well. I look forward to what God will do in Romania. The picture to the left includes the names of the countries that were represented at this training. So incredible!
June 26-July 3- Family reunion at my aunt and uncle's resort in northern MN. My immediate family was able to be there and some extended relatives as well. We had such a wonderful time enjoying each other's company. I have wonderful memories of this trip!
July 6-17- Attended Language Acquisition Training in Toronto, Canada. This training time was incredible! I learned more about phonetics- what we do with my mouth, teeth, air, tongue, and nose when I pronounce each letter. We then used this knowledge to better know how to pronounce sounds in other languages. I have never been introduced to this language learning technique before but I am so glad I was able to attend this course. While attending this training, I was able to immediately use the techniques we were learning to learn a language I had never learned before. So.. I learned German for a few weeks! I look forward to using these techniques when I get to Romania and begin learning the language!
Thank you for your prayers the past month and please join with me in praying about the last continual supporters to join me in this process. 9 more people at $50/month or 18 people at $25/month or 5 people at $100/month...however it ends up being, I am so close to being fully funded! Thank you to those of you that are currently supporting me! I thank God for your partnership in my life to spread His love all over the world!