Saturday, September 26, 2009

Love Feast

Love feast is a special dinner we have in DTS to show our love and appreciation for the students and to celebrate God's goodness and love towards us. Its so fun to dress up and decorate the base to make it a special time for everyone. We shared funny stories and after dinner the students put on a funny comedy show, impersonating all of the staff! It was hilarious! They did a great job and even wrote a song about DTS. These students are awesome! We love them so much!

DTS outreach in Medgidia

After about three weeks of teaching we broke the DTS students up into two teams and sent them out to two different locations outside of Constanta. My team was sent to Medgidia, a city about an hour away from Constanta. We worked with a Pentecostal church there that is reaching out to different villages all over the area. We visited, shared with and prayed for families and widows, prayed for people in the hospital, did children's ministry and shared a testimony and preaching in the church. We also visited the tiniest church I have ever seen! Just big enough for about 12 seats. It was inspiring to be a part of the ministry there and to experience the small beginings of a village church. I really enjoyed spending the week with the students, getting to know them better and serving with them. They are great!

Back to DTS!

The first week of teaching with the DTS was on "Hearing the voice of God". Our good friend, and one of YWAM Romania's national leaders, Helga, was our teacher. This is my fourth DTS and it is actually the first time I have heard a whole week on the subject. I loved it! The students and staff all got to shre different experiences of when we first heard God's voice and at the end of the week we spent time praying for different students all together. Some people recieved words for each students, others got pictures of what they felt God was saying to them and others recieved scripture. It was a very encouraging time and a great way to put hearing God's voice into practice.

Here we have the whole school with some staff and Helga. A great first week of teaching!

Reaching out to Kids through Art

Rewind a little bit to before the DTS started...
In June Michelle Rogers Pritzl from the States, a high school art teacher with a passion to help children in need through art, came to work with us for two weeks. She had the kids at our day center and at another christian group home here in Constanta painting self portraits of themselves as grown ups with different professions, making bracelets, creating boxes out of paper mache and more. The kids loved the different activities and we hope to work with her again next year!

Michelle is in the left corner and here we are waiting for the bus with some of the kids from Project Romania Rescue. Great kids!

Making boxes at the Day Center

At the end of the two weeks with Michelle we had an art exhibition/celebration with the kids art at our Cafe. It was a great time and we were so proud of the kids! They each got to share about what they wanted to be when they grew up- hairdressers, flight attendents, firefighters and soccer players to name a few!

"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)