Monday, April 07, 2008

Back from Outreach!!!

Since my last update we have finished our two month outreach in Bosnia, returned to Romania after about 41 hours of traveling, spent a week debriefing and evaluating the entire school, and graduated our four students that completed the entire Discipleship Training School! So much has happened! It was such an encouragement to reflect on all that God accomplished during the outreach and the school, in and through our students and staff. We saw so much growth in the students, each one take big steps forward in their walks with the Lord and in life. Three of them have plans to continue in missions, one planning to return to Bosnia for a season, and the other two planning to do a counseling school to equip them for future ministry. One student will be attending university in the near future and our local student will continue on here in Constanta serving with us and through his own business. We look forward to see how God continues his work in each one and where he takes them in the future.

Special Graduation Dinner for our students at the local Turkish Restaurant. Yum!!!

Handing out DTS diplomas to the students! They made it through DTS...Yeah!!! :)

Peter and his DTS dimploma! What a guy! We will miss you Peppy!

Adin made me a diploma too for being his outreach leader! SO sweet!

Chrissy was my one-on-one for this school. We would meet together every week during the lecture phase to talk about what God was doing in her life and how things were going. She became a good friend and grew so much in this school. We are so proud of her! Good job my little mountain goat! :)

All of our wonderful students: Chrissy, Adin, Leo, Peter and Cosmina. Thank you guys for making this DTS possible! We are so excited for what the Lord has done in your lives and where is taking you!


jolielee said...

ah turkish food!!!!! my favorite. i miss it. im so proud of you leah. your heart is growing bigger and bigger for the people around the world! i cant wait to come see you ;) love you!

Dumuro said...

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Jamie and James said...

Sounds and looks like things are going well for you in Romania. That's great to hear. I also liked that you went out for Turkish food. Yummmm! I'm surprised to see that you have it in Romania though. Are there many Turks around there? Jamie

Sarah said...

You are awesome my dear friend! I enjoy reading about your life because at this point its a bit more interesting than mine.:) I miss you and love you much!! Love ya lil sis.:)

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Collin O'Bryant said...

Hi Leah,
Wonderful to hear from you again! Let me update you on how things are looking for this summer...I've been able to get things at least a little clearer since the last email.
My time in Africa ends June 15. My friend and I have decided it would be great to spend some time backpacking and seeing the rural side of things in Transylvania (near Sibiu)...What are your thoughts on that? After that we want to come to Constanata. So we're looking at just about the same time you get back, maybe June 23. So Ukraine is off the list for now. We'd love to stay with you in Constanata for a week or so, maybe as long as July 1 or 2.
Like I mentioned before, our agenda is to serve you all, pray for you, and help in any ministry you are doing. Also, we look forward to seeing the cultural side of Romania that you've been a part of. I'd love to hear any thing you've got on your mind. Hope you're doing well!


Leisl in Spain said...

Seriously you haven't been blogging since April? Come on girl:)

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