June 2017

One more school year is over. It ended well, thanks to God’s protection.

We are grateful to the Lord for all the situations we have overcome. It wasn’t an easy year, but through all of it, we saw how God worked. We saw Him again as Almighty God, the God who teaches us to forgive, to act by faith, the God who protects us, gives is strength and vision for a new beginning. This is our God who brings people together and gathers them for a wonderful children’s ministry. At the end-of-the-year celebration we had pastors from the churches who partner with us. Pastor Teofil Contrau encouraged the parents. Brother Cristian Marit from the Christian Center said a prayer of blessing for the children and their parents. Pastor Petrica Botar from the church in Recea, as a grandparent, talked about how wonderful it is to be a parent whose child talks about the Lord, to be thankful to God for those who have raised him and have given him a Christian education. Through such messages, the Word of God will work in the lives of the parents who do not know God, as He has done throughout time. Aside from the joy we had this year to participate at the baptism of one of the dads whose daughter is in Kindergarten, we also had the pleasure to hear the testimony of one of the moms whose child is at the same kindergarten. She had been baptized a year ago. Praise God for all the encouragement received through these people.

Children’s activities were numerous in the month of June. See photos with children and teachers. The teachers had two important meeting within the Teachers’ Pedagogic Circle of Alba-Iulia, and had a presentation on a therapeutic story and on the “Lapbook” materials, new materials in the field, at the County Symposium on June 16th.

The children worked on an exposition in the hallway of the church, especially those from the older classes who decorated their own graduation crowns. All children received medals and diplomas from the contest they participated in during the second semester. They sang songs about the wonderful world created by God, about how God is great and holy. They also sang in English: “Praise the Lord together singing: alleluia!” and “I'm so happy, so very happy, I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.” The daily work materials of these young children were carefully organized in folders as well as by categories as required by the kindergarten curriculum. They were given to the parents on the last day of school.

Thank you for being our partners. May the Lord bless you!