Category: Ogra Kids

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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Christmas with the gypsy children of Ogra Village

God blessed our work in Ogra this year with many many more regular children, so we had about 180 gypsy children at our Christmas party!!!  Our teenagers helped with the preparation for the big day.  Some of them were involved in the theater and others made many different decorations, so that the majors’ hall would…

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The Ogra kids in Livada’s day camps

Another week of camp is down, and the summer is coming to a close fast. This week we had the Green Acre's team joining us to tackle the task of the big kids from Orga. Similar to last week a lot of the kids can't read or write because they are not receiving the right…

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More Day Camps in Ogra village

The last two weeks of the Ogra program were very special because we got to interact with kids that are closer in age to us. Watching them grow and develop into the "teenage stage" was exciting and challenging at times. The last week of Ogra camp came and went all too quickly. The middle and…

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Day Camps in Ogra village

The Ogra camp program is four weeks long and takes place at the village school and consists of sixteen team members. Those include two Livada American interns, three Livada staff (Nicole, Niss, Remi) and eleven Romanian volunteers. The program consists of two parts; mornings with younger children (5-6 years old) and afternoons with middle children…

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Update on “Girls Club” in Ogra

Our weekly meetings with the teenager girls this year were very productive. We had a lot of craft work to do and in the last two weeks we started knitting. Nobody knew how that works so Anca, our volunteer, and me (Nicole) had to learn how to knit again. We hope that a little project…

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Olympics in Ogra

The state Olympics in Rroma (gypsy) language and culture was celebrated this year in Ogra. The best 50 students with Rroma (gypsy) background from the whole Mures state were gathered together for this event.  Three of them were from Ogra; kids who are attending our programs as well. In the morning they had a test…

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