We are very blessed to be back in Romania until Feb 15, and in the UK until May 13. Its been such a joy to go to the gypsy village again. We brought four new projects for them to increase the products they can make and sell.
The orders continue to come in for them. At the yearly conference of people from Brazil, they had a display and sold some things there also.
The 100 fruit trees our friends Jim and Linda bought last year are growing great. They added 40 chickens into the fenced area around the trees with some chicken houses and they are making great fertilizer for the trees!
They also have 7 goats and 5 of them are pregnant. This will give the children there milk. The funny thing is the goats have been licking the salt off of George’s van. We joked he can start a goat car wash and only 3 days to lick your car clean! They planted a field of corn to help feed the goats and chickens and God blesses them with a bumper crop.
A wonderful lady dentist from Brazil brought an assistant with her and has done many more procedures. This was an amazing blessing and not only have many gypsies gotten dental work but also some of the poor Romanians from the area.
We saw a whole book full of procedures that have been done. It was a huge blessing to see how God has used the unit and the dentist told us how great it is holding up.
We had a Christmas party in Oradea for about 30 people, and then also had parties for the village children (about 120 children).
Bob and Nikko build a wall of shelving for us and a wall of hooks to better organize the fabric and supplies for the increase in orders coming in.
We had a blessed time during our visit to Cluj where we met up with a young couple and their pastor. What a wonderful vision they have! It was very exciting to listen and share with them. God’s plans are so much greater than we can imagine.
We pray all of you have wonderful Christmas memories this year and a New Year filled with dreams come to pass.
Bob and Joan