Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Children in Need Seminar

Buna ziua! (Good day!) I am half way through the second week of a seminar on Children in Need. The seminar is being held at the YWAM base here in Sighisoara, which is an incredibly beautiful city in the middle of Romania. I'll put pictures on here soon! I am so thankful for these two weeks as I have learned so much about myself and how much God desires to heal us so that we won't pass on our own brokenness to the children we work with. This is really an answer to my prayer as God had already begun to speak to me about healing before I left for Romania. Its awesome to see his sovereign plan working out. I have so much to grow in!

I also feel much more prepared now for the work in Constanta. My first month working there was so overwhelming and I think it was due to my perspective. I have been reminded that these are God's kids! He loves them SOOO much more than I ever could and it is only His power that can change their lives. I am only called to be obedient to God and to love these little ones. I've also gotten all kinds of great ideas for learning activities to do at the Day Center, and have been reminded about the specific areas of need children have at their different stages of development. All very important things to know!

Besides this I have gotten to know some wonderful people here from the YWAM base and a girl from South Africa who has been such an encouragement to me. She will be joining us in Constanta with the street kids as well. Thank you Lord! Well I will wrap this up with some praises and prayer requests. Thank you for your support!!!!!

Praise:
*My bank card came safely in the mail! And I was provided for while I was without money all last week and until today!
*The seminar has been wonderful!
*God faithfulness in working in my life

Prayer:
*A safe trip back to Constanta
*A good transition back into ministry in Constanta :)
*To put all I have learned into practice and to keep trusting God for EVERYTHING
SOOOO many blessings to you!!!

3 comments:

Ginny Lewis said...

Oh, my sweet girl, what a blessing! I am so excited about what God is doing in you and through you! I will make sure to point people to this site -its wonderful!
Love, Mom

Kristie Allen said...

Remember me...I was in your small groups ministry class at Simpson! I'm so glad to hear that God is using you in Romania. You are living scripture and being Jesus' hands and feet! I will be praying for you!

mrs jarrod allen said...

I love you Leah and thank you for your encouragement. I emailed you a while ago-did you get it? I am so proud of your work. Your closeness to the Lord and your heart for those kids amazes me. I hope this year continues to be amazing for you. Email me at sallen@privateairmag.net. Love you!!!!

"All that is not the love of God has no meaning for me. I can truthfully say that I have no interest in anything but the love of God which is in Christ Jesus. If God wants it to, my life will be useful through my word and witness. If He wants it to, my life will bear fruit through my prayers and sacrifices. But the usefulness of my life is His concern, not mine. It would be indecent of me to worry about that."
- Dominique Voillaume
(From "The Signature of Jesus" by Brennan Manning)