• 03jul
    Door in categorie: Nieuws uit Babadag Reacties uitgeschakeld voor Nieuwsbrief mei/juli 2010

    Beste sponsors,

    Een tijdje geleden kregen we weer een mail vanuit Babadag, met informatie over hoe het met de zigeuners en de mensen van het project gaat.

    Mihaela, Luci en Kadina zijn er dagelijks aan het werk in de kidsclub en andere bezigheden in de zigeunerwijk.
    Mihaela schrijft: ?In Babadag is de lente aangebroken en we zien ?leven en vrolijkheid? om ons heen. We prijzen iedere dag omdat we blij mogen zijn dat Jezus ons het leven geeft. We zijn druk met de dagelijkse activiteiten met de kinderen, de lessen in de Kidsclub, de ontmoetingen met de tieners, de kerkdiensten en kindernevendiensten, de bezoeken aan de gezinnen in de wijk en het bezorgen van hulppakketten aan de allerarmsten, zoals o.a. bij Vandana en haar familie. Zij hebben het nog steeds niet makkelijk vanwege het ontbreken van vader en de onderdrukking door hun omgeving maar het gaat goed het hen. Wij proberen hen te helpen met levensmiddelen en ??n meisje van het gezin, momenteel bij ons in de Kidsclub, zal volgend jaar september naar de school in het dorp gaan. Maar ook bidden we voor het gezin om open te staan voor God en de echte veranderingen die Hij in hun leven kan geven?

    Verder vertelt Mihaela in haar mail over iets wat wij in Nederland ook kennen, namelijk moederdag.
    Miheala schrijft: ?De 8e maart wordt in Roemeni? moederdag gevierd, maar de moeders in Babadag worden niet gerespecteerd. Dit zou wel moeten, want zij werken, koken, wassen en elke cent die zij verdienen gaat naar de familie. De kinderen van de Kidsclub hebben daarom een kaart gemaakt voor hun moeder en zij waren ontzettend blij met dit cadeau! Ook hebben we een ?meeting? georganiseerd voor een aantal moeders. Onder het genot van koekjes en sap vertelde Luci een verhaal van 10 vrouwen in de bijbel en wat hun doel hier op aarde was. We hebben een mooie tijd gehad met alle vrouwen bij elkaar en ook nagedacht over dat wij ook een doel hebben in het leven en dat God ons allemaal gemaakt heeft als personen die waardevol zijn.?

    Een ander feest wat ook werd gevierd in Babadag is feest van de opstanding van Jezus.
    Mihaela schrijft: ?De tieners, de kinderen, de jonge en oudere mensen van Babadag, allemaal kwamen we bij elkaar in de kerk. We dankten dat Jezus voor ons is gestorven en weer is opgestaan, dat Hij ons een nieuw leven geeft. De kinderen van de Kidsclub hebben het verhaal gehoord en een lied geleerd over de opstanding van Jezus en dit hebben zij in de kerk gezongen.?

    Verder schrijft Mihaela: ?We zijn blij dat wij hier in Babadag het werk van God mogen doen. Samen vertellen we mensen over God, maken we vriendschappen met mensen die verstoten zijn en staan we naast hen die in nood zijn? Ook al is het soms moeilijk, de mooie momenten geven ons kracht en blijdschap!?
    Het is mooi zoveel goed nieuws te horen uit Babadag en te horen dat het met de zigeuners, onder nog steeds wel moeilijke omstandigheden, goed gaat. In haar mail is Mihaela ook ??n en al enthousiasme over het werk wat zij daar doen en we zien dat alle hulp daar zo goed terecht komt. Vandaag zijn zij alweer ?rijker? dan gister en morgen zal er nog meer hoop zijn?!

    Bedankt voor u giften en steun aan Babadag!
    Met vriendelijke groet,

    De werkgroep Babadag

  • 13jun
    Door in categorie: Nieuws uit Babadag Reacties uitgeschakeld voor Nieuwsbrief mei

    “We, the team from Babadag, send you our greetings and a lot of blessings”

    In Babadag spring has come and and we see nature becoming alive and joyful. In the same way we rejoice in every day we live because Jesus Christ has brought us back to life and we have reasons to rejoice. Even if sometimes it is hard, the moments of fulfillment give us strength to go on .

    Here we are busy with the daily activities we have with the Kid’s Club, the meetings with the teenagers, the church services and the prayer meetings held in families’ houses. Behind the Kid’s Club building we have a garden in which we’ve planted vegetables that need to be taken care of.

    Bubulea is also of a great help for us, working with us wherever is needed. We also want to thank you for your support in all areas and financially. By doing this you help Bubulea to have a monthly income but we also benefit from his help. May God bless you! Bubulea and Cadina are generally doing fine. Now they moved into Chezbana’s house and that makes it easier for Suraj to come to the kinder garden because it is closer.Their daughter, Rita Eline, grew up and she’s beautiful. She’s now 5 months old.

    Also Cristi and Vandana families are fine, we trie to help them. And we pray for them to be open for a realy changes in their lifes. Cristi continue to play football, and from Vandana family we have a girl in the Kids Club, and she will go to school in september this year.

    On the 8th of march we celebrate Mother’s day in Romania, but in Babadag the mothers are not being respected as they should be even if they work, cook, wash clothes and the little money they gain they spend it for the family. But on this special occasion, as it is every year, the kids from the kid’s Club made with their own hands a card for their mothers and gave it to them on 8th of March. Surely the mothers had great joy to receive that. In that same day we’ve had a meeting at which we’ve invited few women. We served some cookies and juice, then Luci told us the stories of 10 women from the Bible and what was their purpose on Earth. We’ve had a wonderful time in which the mothers were able to to think what’s their purpose in life and why God created them.

    Another celebration which has taken place in the church El-Roi from Babadag was the celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection.The teenager and the children, the young people and the old people,we thanked together to Jesus because He died for our sins & we rejoiced because Jesus rose to give us a new life. The children from the Kid’s Club have learned a song about Jesus’ Resurrection and olso the children from the Sunday School have lerned a song and they singed it in church. It was a blessed time by God, a time when everybody was able to compose a song or a poem for the glory of Jesus.

    God let that people on Earth would born and die. We too, here in Babadag went through this process of loosing someone. A teenager from our church, Buha, died in a car accident. He was coming at church all the time and we believe that he was saved. Please pray for his family that they will know Christ.
    If the women had their own meeting, the men had their own, too. God blessed us a lot through some brothers in Christ from Calarasi. From long ago this church has supported us in the ministry from Babadag, through meetings with women or children. Last month we’ve organized a men’s meeting. It was a blessed time when the men where motivated to meditate at their lives, their families and at what they live for. They had the oportunity to pray for each other. After the meeting we had a barbecue together and the men went to relax playing football.
    We are glad that God called us here, in Babadag, to serve Him. Together we can tell people the Good News, to show friendship to those who are cast out and to stand besides those who are in need. This is the mandate of every christian and everyone is in debt to be a witness of the Lord where he is. May God help us!
    Please pray for us that God will help us to serve Him with all our heart.
    Be richly blessed!

    The Babadag team.

  • 27feb
    Door in categorie: Nieuws uit Babadag Reacties uitgeschakeld voor Nieuwsbrief uit Babadag

    In Babadag…………………..The white snow covers all the town, the trees are filled with snow and the children go with their sleight. Everything is white and beautiful.

    We stepped into a new year, a year of which we don’t know what it will bring, but as snow brings joy we wish that this year will bring us joy and fulfillment.

    December- the month of presents

    December was a month of presents here in Babadag, too.

    Before we entered the Christmas Holiday at the Children’s Club, we met all the children and their sisters and brothers and we gave each one of them a Christmas present. Not only these children received presents but also the ones from Sunday School and the teenagers.

    All of them were so glad & excited so they couldn’t resist keep their present closed till home. For many of them maybe this was the only present they’ve got the whole year. We also felt fulfillment seeing their smiley faces and we were happy that we had a new opportunity to show & to tell these children that we love & care about them.

    Also the family of Bubulea and Cadina was blessed with a wonderful present this month. They have a new member in their family. On 17Th of December, Cadina gave birth to a very nice girl called Rita Eline. She is one month old already.

    On Christmas Eve, we went from house to house with the teenagers in order to sing carols. The second day of Christmas we rejoiced together with the people from church. We sang carols, even the Sunday School children sang a little song and through the message spoken that day we were able to witness about Jesus’ birth.

    We celebrated Christmas as we did every year. We invited 2 families ( Bubulea, Cadana & their children & Iasar, Amide & their daughter) to eat with us. We gave presents to each other and had a wonderful time together to speak with each other, to have fun and to get closer in our relation of friendship. The children were happy to play together.

    We believe that in this month of presents, people from Babadag (children and teenagers we’ve been in contact with) understood that the most important present that they could ever get is JESUS. He is the one who gave himself as a present to the whole world.

    Even if it’s cold, after a short holiday we started again the activity at the Children’s Club. Most of the kids have a cold and some don’t come to kinder garden because they have no warm clothes or winter shoes. We try to help them as much as we can. We are praying for clothes and shoes. All you do for them is great blessing and a real help for us. We are glad for the little we have and are thankful to God for all things.

    Luci and Misa restarted the teenagers meetings on Saturday morning. Misa started teaching three boys how to read and write and after few meetings we can see some progress. Tamara continues to work.

    About Vandana’s family we can tell you that this winter time is the hardest for them. In Babadag it was snowing a lot and was very cold weather and because of that a lot of wood is consumed for heating, but we thank you that with the support you give us we are able to help them and buy them food and what they need.

    Cristi is well. He keeps going at school and at church he is an active child. His family was gone in Portugal and not long ago they came back. Due to the fact that in his house it was very cold this winter he was ill having a cold for few times and we bought medicines for him.

    We’ve made many plans for this year but most of all we want to see something changing in Babadag. we pray that God will work in people’s hearts.

    We want to thank you very much for financially supporting us as a team and the people in Babadag, too!

    We wish you a new year full of blessings and fulfillment!

    The Babadag team