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Attila and Eva’s trip to America

At the end of this summer, we had a very special opportunity with Attila and Eva. Remi and I were able to take them on a trip with us to visit friends and family in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Attila and Eva are the two oldest kids currently living at Casa Ana Nadia, and our…

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Ogra High School Students Preparing for Winter

Children, after all, are not just adults-in-the-making. They are people whose current needs and rights and experiences must be taken seriously. — Alfie Kohn A few years back we strated our continuing educational program in Ogra, by supporting the teens that graduated 8th grade to be able to attend high school or vocational school in…

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Comings and Goings from the Baby Hospital.

The last few months at the baby hospital have been characterised by lots of comings and goings.  Going back to early summer we farewelled full time baby hospital missionary Audrey, as her time in Romania came to an end.  It was good having her while we could, and we wish her all the best in…

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School Supplies for the Children in Ogra

“Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.” -- Robert M. Hutchins This quote represents best what we are trying to do with the children from the school in…

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The Fruit of Our Work!

This end of spring has been very celebratory for us, as we had so many of our children from different departments graduating High- School and also the university. I remember for years ago, the first week of school in 9th grade for Elemer, Larisa and Denisa, as they walked in the school yard nervous of…

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Meet Our Staff -Nicole Triff

In 2012 I moved to Romania to work with the LOC Foundation in a Roma community in the Prevention of Abandonment Department in Ogra. I originally planned to stay 5 years - 5 years in which I wanted to invest in these people; families, children, adolescents. At first we had different programs with children, where…

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Orphan Outreach Spring Update

We are enjoying the nice weather at our weekly after-school program in Reghin. It is fun to be able to run around and bond with the kids when they first arrive, before we move on to lesson and organized game time. Recently, we watched an animated version of the story of Jim Elliot. After which…

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Enjoying Spring at The Baby Hospital

Livada’s ministry at the baby hospital continues. Highlights tend to come with cute expressions or delighted smiles or laughs as the children experience life. It’s the little things, whether that be learning to roll over, clap hands, stand, or, for the older children, just getting out of their cots and being able to run around…

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Chickens at Casa Juliana

This spring, the Casa Juliana homestead has expanded to include 10 chickens. The kids and Remi worked to build a new and improved chicken coop last summer and fall, and have been waiting all winter for our spring chicks to arrive. Having chickens in the yard is great as it provides an opportunity for the…

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Springing into Programs at Ogra

For the second semester of this school year, we’ve been able to expand our afterschool programs at Ogra in order to give the kids more consistency. This semester, we’re working with around 20 kids from 1st-3rd grade. Each class comes for an hour of homework help, math practice, and reading exercises three days a week.…

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