Category: Ogra Kids

Boots for Children in Need from Mures County

Winters in Romania are cold and for the children that come from poor conditions the situation is even worse. For the past year we received a winter boots donation from Metro Ministries Romania. We were so blessed this year that we were able to give to the children from the gypsy community in Ogra who…

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Successful Christmas Project „Give From the Heart”

„Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others.” Thomas S. Monson   About two months ago, after coming home from one of our programs in Ogra one evening, I was talking to my niece…

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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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Stichting Livada-Netherlands, September Visit

Without the help of our sponsors, we could never be the life changing, productive and creative foundation we are. For the past four years, one of our biggest projects for the month of September was to help the kids involved in the Prevention of Abandonment program in Ogra to start the school. So, last week,…

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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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Step by Step

“It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop” Confucius Sometimes in our work in Ogra it feels like we are taking small steps, but we are reminded everyday seeing these kids that the important thing is to keep going and not to stop. Three years ago we started enrolling the…

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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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Being “Strong and Courageous” with the Ogra kids

This past week, we had a team come from Peachtree Baptist -  Atlanta, Georgia. The team of Georgians dove into the week with fervor and excitement. This week was also the first week of campers from the Ogra ministry. It was awesome to see both ministries combine forces to pour into the lives of these…

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Camp Activities in Ogra

The first two weeks at Ogra have been great! My intern partner Alaina and I have loved every minute and are excited for more time with these precious kids. In the mornings we have the little kids who are 5-7 years old.  They have a bible lesson, singing, crafts, games, and “kindergarten” centers.  After lunch…

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