This is the verse that I included in my last post, but this is the verse that I'm thinking about right now. I am overjoyed to share with you all that last night I received the official invite to join the Bucharest City Team in Romania as long term staff. WOW!
When I step back and think about all that has happened this past year, I am so incredibly grateful for the work that God has been doing in my life. 11 months ago I started inquiring about this orphan/special needs advocate position and now here I am, having received the official invite and officially accepting that invite just now. Wowowoww.
I want to briefly share with you my highlights from our week in Romania. We went to a candle workshop where people with disabilities work and make incredibly beautiful candles. We went here on Tuesday so it was our 2nd full day of being in Bucharest. When I was in that workshop, I can remember feeling such a sense of peace, yet at the same time, my heart was growing to a size it hadn't grown to before. It was incredible! I felt such love for a place I had just been introduced to.
My 2nd highlight of the trip was visiting an orphanage that was run really well. We went to this place where a lady lived with 43 children in their 1 apartment type building. She has created such a sense of love for each other and you know what their foundation is in that home? Jesus. This lady absolutely loves Jesus and lives sacrificially for Him everyday. Her life was inspiring to me and my mom. This lady was being the hands and feet of Jesus to these abandoned children. I loved being there.
I leave on Saturday for a weeklong training in Minnesota for ReachGlobal. I am so excited to begin this training and learn how to proceed with this next chapter in my life. I am so thrilled!