Category: Ministries

Meet Our Staff – Emil Moldovan

Nearly 20 years ago, when I decided to become a volunteer in a social project, most of the people around me gave me funny looks and told me that being a volunteer in an NGO doesn’t help me. On the contrary, for me, working in an NGO provided me with that informal environment in which…

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The Twins Story

Marius and Ioan arrived into the Pediatric Hospital in Ludus in the summer of 2016 when they were just a few months old. These twin brothers were physically small and developmentally behind in many areas, and we poured our hearts into the nurturing of these boys. In August 2017, after over a year in the…

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Spring Activities with the Orphan Kids

As this season of follow-up activities is rapidly coming to an end, we are trying to enjoy every bit of time we get to spend with the kids as well as trying to make it as fun as possible for them as we can.  This is the last month of follow-up and then, after the…

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Enjoying the sun!

“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury; the time spent engaged in it is not time that could be better spent in more formal educational pursuits. Play is a necessity.” - Kay Redfield Jamieson   Every year in the spring time schools in Romania have a week called “Scoala altfel”…

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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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