Tuesday, October 16, 2007

This is looking from up on the landing, back towards the stair well!

Thank God for the work that is continuing and thank the Lord for how He is helping Sally in the services. Keep praying for God to have His will and way in these services.
This picture is taken on the landing, 1/2 way up the stairs, looking up to a landing area on the second floor.
This is looking up the first flight of stairs. As you can see the second flight wraps around to the left of where you are looking.
This is a different angle in the kitchen. The doorway that you see is a pantry/closet in the kitchen.
Youth Center Kitchen is looking good! "Glet" has been put on the walls so that it can be painted!

Monday, October 15, 2007

These pictures are of the large multi-purpose room. We paintd the ceiling before we left Romania and workers have finished the walls. It looks so nice, great job guys!

Thanks a lot Tim for sending me the pictures!

Youth Center Update! Progress is continuing and I just wanted to post these pics so that those of you who have prayed, given, and are interested in the progress can see some updates. God is helping Sally as she is sharing the need and as you can see work is continuing.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Romanian Youth Center update! I just wanted to take the time to let you know that God continues to work. We are continually in awe of how He's working! Sally is home for a couple more weeks visiting churches to share the need of the Youth Center. God has been helping and blessing and we praise God. Please keep this in your prayers!

Please also pray for a possible work team that may go over in the late fall or early winter. I may be going along with the work team for a week to try to get a lot more of the interior work finished, so we need God's wisdom in all of this.

Thank you Christian Nation Church for all of the love you've shown to us! May God bless each and everyone of you who had a part, whether it was in giving, working, making phone calls, praying or anything in between. Our hearts are filled and overflowing for the love you've shown us and we pray that God will bless you for all you've done.
This is the house that CNC found for us to rent and it fits us to a T. You can see a few interior pics below and some of the hard work and labors of love that have gone into this.
Thanks a bunch for making our children feel special. They all love their rooms and it's truly been like Christmas!

This room is darling and the smiles tell it all! There was a John Deere bedspread on the top bunk for our John Deere lover and a doll house for the girls to play with. I had built the kids a doll house out of an extra wood pallet from the Youth Center but we had to leave it in Romania. We gave it to the children at the "House of Hope" Orphanage. One of our children reminded us what Laura had said about "waiting in anticipation" for what God was going to do and how He was going to work! She said this because we didn't have any possibilities for a vehicle, house or job for a pretty long time. So during our evening prayer time Laura asked what the kids thought. Here was what one said, "even when you don't know what He is doing, He's working it out all along." Later on they commented, "He did a pretty good job!" Yes, God works all things together for our good, to those who love God and follow His Word!

Here's a picture of part of the Living Room! Everything is just right and we love it very much. This was the first room we saw when we walked in and I was just overwhelmed and in awe. It was so nice! I especially think all of the pictures, mirrors, and wall decorations are perfect. I told Laura that and said, "Nothing else needs to be added." The problem is, she knew that I was really saying it because I didn't want to hang anything else up. She's just too smart.
I can't seem to get away from the roof! Laura's parents live in Indiana where he pastors and the Parsonage roof needed some patching. The water was leaking in on some of the new drywall that was installed recently so I went up and did a little patchwork roofing. It stopped the leaking but I can't guarantee anything past that. My guarantee is for as long as I'm on the premises.

Monday, October 01, 2007

OUr children have enjoyed getting to be around their grandparents and in this case their Great Grandma! Grandma Bryan is over 100 years old! (almost 100 & 3 months) I jokingly said the other day, as they were playing dominoes, "How does it feel to get beat by a 100 year old woman?"
The other day, I walked by her room and she was dusting the pictures on the wall with a dust rag! I just shook my head in "disbelief". Grandma Bryan is doing very well, Praise God, and has been a faithful supporter of ours for about 4 years. Most importantly of all she has supported us with her prayers! We are blessed to have a healthy 100 year old Grandma, but more importantly we are blessed to have a praying Grandma! Thanks Grandma Bryan for the life you have lived for Christ! We are all blessed because of it!