Dear friends,

One week from tomorrow we depart for Romania. We are thrilled. Thank you for your incredible generosity, and each and every prayer you offer to the Father on our behalf. We go as representatives of the United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon, IA. We are seeking a long term partnership opportunity. We will be blessed to have opportunity to meet the children at Ana’s house in Arad along with sone grown children which were raised there.

We are flying from Cedar Rapids, through Chicago and into Munich Germany where we will meet up with the rest of the Global Hope team who will lead us on our journey. From Munich we all fly into Timisoara, Romania, and then spend our first few days in Arad. Ana’s house is in Arad. Following our time here we will travel to Sibiu where we will meet Pastor Cristi of the second UMC church in Romania. He is working to start a day center in Romania, and we can’t wait to connect with the people there, learn from them, love on their people and worship alongside of them. I have no doubt we will be blessed far more than we can ask or imagine.

We welcome your prayers. Please pray that we would be attentive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Please pray that the light of Christ would shine brightly through us, that we would get out of the way of the work God is doing in and through us. Also, please pray for discernment for our partnership, listening ears, and an ability to come in as a learner first. We also welcome prayers for safe travel.

We will keep you posted on our travels here. You will hear from all three of us throughout the course of our trip.

With an Overflowing Cup,