But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven. - Matthew 19:14
Volunteers from Canada, the USA, local volunteers and our local missionaries joined together in five different villages to insure children hear HIS word! It was miraculous to see so many children join us in the heat of Southern Romania to play, listen and learn more about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! More than 100 children had the opportunity to hear about the Gospel of Christ. We utilized songs, Bible lessons and workshops to teach the children about the True Treasure (the Kingdom of God). They learned it is first necessary to seek the kingdom; not gold, nor silver, nor houses, nor cars, nor other things. (“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33).
I am thankful to the Lord for two wonderful children's leaders with whom I worked together at this camp, Dorothy and Florina. And I'm also thankful for the US Team who worked very hard, being very well prepared for the children to learn many things about our Lord and His sacrifice for all of us. All the glory to God.
I also had the opportunity to work with another Romanian team from Ohio (USA) for VBS with children for three days in Draganesti. The children learned about Moses and the people of Israel; that they were required to work very hard in Egypt for Pharaoh. The children discovered that, when life is tough, God is good! The children competed to learn Bible verses each day, and whoever memorized the most verses was rewarded. To my surprise, there were a few children who learned most of the biblical verses! One girl actually learned 20 verses!
God be praised for His Word that has been planted in the children's lives these past few weeks.
Please pray for these children and their families; that our Lord may nurture the seeds that were planted this past week. I would also like for everyone to pray for the volunteers that gave of their valuable time, treasure and talents to show our children the heart of Jesus!
May God show a special blessing to all those who care for HIS children!!
Veronica Palcau - PIEI Missionary