Category: Ministries

Sport Supplies from Stichting Livada for the Orphan Kids

From 2001, when the foundation started, we run weekly socio-educational programs called “Follow Up" with all the orphan kids in state orphanages/state group homes from Mureș County. Over the school year, on a weekly basis, from Monday to Friday, our Romanian staff, foreign and Romanian volunteers provides programs for about 240 orphan kids in 35…

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Boots for Orphan Children in Mureș County

In Romania, winters can be very cold and wet, and having proper footwear is essential. LOC was blessed to receive hundreds of pairs of boots from a like-hearted organization, Metro Ministries. As previously seen on our blog, the Ogra staff gave many pairs of boots to the underprivileged kids they serve, but the giving didn’t…

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You’re a Good, Good Father…

As I was listening Chris Tomlin’s song “You’re a good, good Father” I focused more on the words and I wanted to share with you the story of one of our graduates Vizi Elvis. Elvis was in our care for a shorter period of time more than 10 year ago. Since then Elvis graduated from…

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Support Group for the Preteens in Ogra

„In my world there are no bad kids, just impressionable, conflicted young people wrestling with emotions and impulses, trying to communicate their feelings and needs the only way they know how.”                                                …

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Happy Smiles!

One of the greatest struggles in our work at Ogra is teaching the importance of hygiene to a community that wasn’t taught for generations, a community that also doesn’t have the financial situation to buy all the products necessary for a good hygiene. We realized that we can’t ask the children to wash their own…

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Orphan Outreach Summer Overview

This past summer has been yet another wonderful season of camp and spreading the Gospel here in Mures County, Romania. We changed up the structure of our summer camps this year from having a week-long day-camp format for each group of kids to having a program one day a week for six weeks for each…

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Summer Activities in Ogra

It has been a wonderful summer in Ogra. We had sun and we had rain, but most of all we had the Lord’s blessing and protection through it all. We were able to use the school in Ogra for four weeks to run our activities. Every day from 10am to 12pm we had a program…

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Halfway Through LOC Summer Camp

It's hard to believe that we are halfway through camp for the summer!  This year we kicked off the summer by visiting a different location and new group of kids every day, running relatively the same program of camp day after day. By visiting a different group of children each day, the staff will greatly…

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Christmas Parties Bring Great Joy

  We are in the final stretch of joy-filled Christmas parties for all of the hundreds of orphans and at risk Roma kids we serve in Mures County Romania. We partner with Samaritan's Purse AND supplement the gifts with age appropriate aid, a feast, singing Christmas carols and worship songs, and reading and explaining of…

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Christian Charities
Livada welcomes Vio Gaga

My name is Viorel Gaga, and I was born on January 15th 1961 in Arad, Romania. At the age of nineteen, I received Jesus Christ into my life as Lord and Savior. After high school I attended University and graduated with a degree in Chemistry. It was here that I met my future wife, Daniela,…

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