Saturday, April 11, 2015
This week Jamie and I both tried to squeeze in as much language learning as possible. Right now it is hard to devote most of our time to studying because we have been working on getting our visas to live here. Our team leader has done a ton of work for us saving us countless trips to the notary and visa offices, but it still demands a good amount of our time because it takes a long time to get anywhere in the city using public transportation.
In addition to all of that, I met with an America church planter this week who has been working with the Roma here in Bucharest for about 2 years. God connected us through a mutual acquaintance, and it has been encouraging to find someone whom God has called to a similar ministry.
I also had the chance to visit a Roma church service here in Bucharest. I was able to spend an hour talking to the pastor hearing his story and all the work he is currently involved in around the county. I have been blessed that God has begun connecting me to so many Roma leaders and ministries without having to spend the time to research and find them on my own. God has been opening the doors and guiding me very clearly.
This week Jamie started going to the shelter for trafficking victims. She has hired one of the women who lives there to be her language tutor which is working out well so far. Jamie also went to a school for Roma children here in the city one day. It is an opportunity to practice the language we are learning as well as be involved in an after school program for the children.
Beckham's highlight of the week was the Easter egg hunt. A group of missionaries and Americans living in Bucharest put this on every year. It was fun to have the opportunity to socialize with some people from our own country.
Roman just enjoys Mommy. He loves being carried around town in the baby carrier. He has also thinks Beckham is the coolest kid he has ever know. The two of them have really started interacting with each other and they are quickly becoming great friends.
Thanks for the prayers everyone and let us know any questions you have for us! We will try to keep you updated as best we can.