Showing posts with label Romania. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Romania. Show all posts

Monday, October 02, 2017

Coming Home From Romania

This post is a continuation of our trip home from Romania back in June.
We stopped just long enough to say "hello" at the nursing home.

And then we were off to the airport to fly to Germany. We spent the night at the Regent Motel in Munich.

I spotted this sewing machine just inside the lobby.

I made good use of the 10 hour flight home hand stitching on my hexie quilt.

What a lovely welcome. These grands came to surprise me for my birthday!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Romania ... Continued

This rainbow appeared over the neighbors barn after a cooling shower on a hot day.

It was a fun, noisy, jibberish evening when we hosted the Hope Youth Girls for pizza. Most of them are now between 30 and 35 years old.

Clematis on a gate.

A hand crank well.

These flowers are arranged in a 7 point star like the shape of the fort in Alba Iulia (White Julia).

These locks are on the drawbridge to the fort in Alba Iulia. Make a promise and throw away the key.

We enjoyed a self guided tour of the museum at the fort.

Inside the museum.

There were statues made to the goddess Diana and Jupiter.

Inside the Orthodox Church.

Outside in the moat area we had a taste of Romanian (sausage) mici with bread and mustard.

Today was national holiday. We watched the changing of the guards.


Friday, June 23, 2017


I love the slower pace of life in the villages with time to visit neighbors and friends.

How do they know which wire goes to what?

I'm thinking art!

We took a short drive out into the country through the next village.

Adi & Ariana hosted an open house for their new ministry "Hospice Eliana."

Paul and Adan helped get the center ready for the event.

Over 100 people, including doctors, nurses, mayor, priest, pastors, professors, family, and friends attended.

The spectacular array of food was all donated.

Monday, December 22, 2014


Recently Paul and I had a short trip to Romania.
At the Charlotte airport close to our gate I spied this kaleidoscope that kept changing with pictures that scrolled through the screens.
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This sculpture was across the walkway from the gates.
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The plaque summed up my feelings about the sculpture.
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At the other end of the airport was a wall with live plants. A custodian told me that it takes 3 or so ladies 3 days a week to come in and keep up all the plants at the airport.
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Sheep on the hillside with their shepherd.
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I’m sure the electric company has men that know how to deal with all these wires.
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Paul and Jon discuss geography.
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We needed Cornelia to translate as we visited with Jon and Ana. Please pray for them as Ana has cancer.
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We stopped at Gica & Maria’s for a visit. This emblem, a gift from their friend Willard, greeted us as we walked through the gate.
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Gica & Maria
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This is the time of year when a lot of people butcher a hog.
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We stood and watched for quite some time as they singed the hair and skin with a torch and then scraped it clean.
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We visited with Ada and Corina with her 2 boys.

Tibi and Marcella with their children. Their daughter Ester is having some health issues. Remember them in prayer.
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We drove out to Ceregau and enjoyed the landscape as we went. Notice “Abraham’s well” on the left.

Gica and Maria pose in front of the house where she lived as a child.

The well and corn crib were essential for daily living. They kept the chickens behind those doors under the corn crib.

Small farms, chickens, and gardens are a way of life for the villagers.

Catching up on current events as they go.
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Iosef & Cornelia, young Iosef and Lois

Paul shares a few words at …

… the Potter’s House.

Gabe, Anna Maria, and son.

Gabe’s parents, Daniel and Elena with his sister Dana.

I can see an art quilt.

I took a walk and met our neighbors, Alin and his wife Diana.

The youth share in the evening church service in Hapria.

Aden shared how God answered our prayers when we missed our flight in Munich.

Ann Marie, Cornelia, Jenny, and Paveluk’s wife (I’m sorry I forget her name.) help prepare a snack.

A small check point by the railroad from communist days.
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Here she comes!

There she goes!

Aden & Ann Marie accompanied us on our trip. This is one entrance into the old fort in Alba Iulia.

We had an informal tour of the fort …

… and the orthodox church.

These pastors met in our living room to share about their lives and involvement in the Son Light Mission sponsorship program.
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And then it was time to head back home.
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