To Romania We Go!

The BFA and August Macke students gather for pizza and a last pre-trip planning session.

Spring is in the air in Kandern, as I sit with wide open windows on the last Wednesday night before Spring Break. This means that in three short days, I’ll be heading to Oradea, Romania with a team of 14 students and six leaders, where we’ll build three apartment homes for Adrian, Valerie and Maria, young adults who have grown up in the Romanian orphanage system.

You have all been so incredible supportive so far, with questions, encouragement and financial generosity, and I ask again for your prayers as we embark on this great adventure.

Health and Safety. Pray for the welfare of the team members as we travel and work in the coming week, that we would be be free of sickness and injury. Pray for the spiritual and emotional health of the team, as well, that we would be intentional to support one another with encouragement and prayer during our time together.

Connections and Community. Pray for our growing relationship with our neighboring public high school, August Macke Schule, from which six students and three leaders are coming. Pray that we would be testimonies to the love and truth of Christ in our time together, and that this project would be the foundation for lasting connection between BFA and the Kandern community.

Student Testimonies. Pray for the students as they serve, that they would grow in both humility and gratitude as they spend time working alongside our Romanian connections, and that the love of Christ would be a powerful witness to those involved in the work project.

Communication. As we take a bilingual team of students across the continent, pray  for clarity and intentionality as we communicate expectations and instructions to the students and between leaders.

We will be in Oradea from late in the evening on March 31 through the morning of April 7. I’ll be posting pictures and reflections from the trip on our trip blog, Homes for the Homeless in Romania, if you’d like to follow us. Thank you for your prayers!

Peace in Christ,



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