I bring to Romania a lifetime of experiences as a mother of two, grandmother of twins, Sunday school teacher, home school teacher, pre-school teacher, nanny, space camp mentor, foster mom and empty nester. After following, via the internet, the exhilarating journey of a former homeschool friend on her 12-month mission during the “World Race,” I found that one is never too old to experience missions in person.
Two extended mission trips to Romania provided opportunities to touch a life in a most profound way—mine! I invite you to follow me on a journey that will touch your life for years to come. There is no shortage of people to love as one invests in their struggles, joys, needs and hunger for a Savior. Prayerfully consider how much of your heart you, too, are prepared to give.
Here’s a brief description of some of what my ministry, Heavenly Vineyard, involves:
Working with children of all ages to enhance learning and academics. Mentoring teens and promoting support groups has been a common thread over the years.
In Romania, I support mission families as a helping hand in their homes and with their children. Mission couples are typically without a family support network and unable to function in tandem in their mission field if one or the other remains at home. I do things that free them to work together or simply go out as a couple.
Inspiring the women involved in Spiro Design to promote more opportunities for income. Great is the need to create income for widowed or underemployed households.
Developing relationship and Outreach in outlying communities. There is a need for Bible study literature to disciple adults and teens. Sharing team-building activities through games, implementing activities in conjunction with currently active cell groups.
Promoting oral hygiene. An unhealthy mouth isn’t just about decay. Left-Behind Children result when parents die prematurely. An unhealthy mouth increases the risk of serious health problems: heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes.