Hello and greetings in the precious name of Jesus! We have been back in Romania two months since our awesome visit to see all our family and friends in New Zealand and it has been a really busy time. As the weather has been heating up we are getting to complete many things that were impossible to do during the winter, like getting building projects underway again with two teams from Wales coming to finish the second stage of the Puti house.
We have a team of seven arrive from Manurewa Life Church, and part of what they will do is help Philip to construct the boxing for the concrete floor so we can get that finished and dry before the Welsh team arrive to finish the construction. We are not builders so it takes a lot of work organizing materials etc. This week the girls, Diana, Eva and Terezia will start to paint the pallets we will be using in the construction. This is necessary because most timber here is untreated.
We have been continuing our school feeding programme where families who keep their kids in school for the whole month receive a monthly food parcel, clothing and school materials. School has just broken up for the holidays and we have several exciting things to do with the kids during this time including a barbeque for all the kids in Tampa village, and adults who want to join in.
We are really in awe of the wonderful teachers at Tampa school who are a rare commodity in Romania. They are so devoted to the kids, and Ibolya, a kindergarten teacher, in her own time trained and entered the kids in the Traditional Dance Competition. They won the city title for their age group and came runner up in the state final! Ibolya found some clothing in what we send to school and everything else she made, but sadly she will not be back after the holidays so I pray for her and for the new teacher who will take her place.
The shops have been a bit slow for the last couple of months, but the girls are working hard and are such a blessing to us in everything we do. We continue to pray with many in the village and want you to join us as we pray for salvation and provision and health for these precious ones. We also visit with other really poor families in other areas and give whatever assistance we can. The numbers continue to grow.
We love you all and miss you. It was wonderful to catch up with so many, and to those we missed out on seeing we are sorry. Thank you for your support and prayers - we really covet them. May the Lord make His face to shine upon each and every one of you, our precious family.
We remain your missionaries to Romania.
April and Philip Lynn