Warm Boots for Children in Ogra

„Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being” Kevin Kruse This quote always reminds me that no matter how much I have, I will not be trully fulfilled unless I invest my time and energy into helping others that are less fortunate than me. I believe this is what our volunteers and…

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Winter Celebrations at Casa Juliana

This year, the Casa Ana Nadia kids had a Christmas season full of activities as we wanted to spend this time making memories together as a family. We went ice skating, caroling, sledding, and skiing. We also took a little trip to visit Peles Castle. The kids participated in Christmas programs at school and church…

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Meet Our Staff – Carter Green

American Missionary with LOC My journey with Livada Orphan Care and their Romanian counterpart, Fundatia LOC, started back in the summer of 2014. I came as a summer intern to help put on their summer-camp programs. I returned the following year in the same capacity and moved here full-time the year after that. I’ve been…

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Christmas in Reghin

Last Thursday we had our Christmas program with the kids from Reghin. It was a longer program than normal. We all watched a Christmas movie together and ate popcorn, made Christmas trees, and we gave the kids shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. We also had a photobooth where the kids could take holiday photos,…

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Christmas Lights and Happy Faces – Ogra Ministry

Romania has been covered in white, which is perfect to get in the right mood to celebrate Christmas with the children and teens in Ogra. For the past 7 years we organized big Christmas celebrations at the school in Ogra with all our children. This year in April we had to reorganize our programs due…

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Christmas is Coming!

Our after-school outreach programs have hit a rough patch in recent months. A year ago, we had three American missionaries and four Romanians on our team, but since then we have been whittled down to just one missionary and one soon-to-be part time Romanian team member. We have had to stop programs for the time…

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The Great Outdoors – Casa Juliana

One of our favorite things to do as a family with the Casa Juliana kids is to spend time outdoors.We love to take the kids to the woods as often as possible, even if it’s just the little hill not to far from our house. Spending time outside is a great bonding activity for all of…

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In Loving Memory of Ioana Marginean

On November 21st, Ioana Marginean, our beloved friend and colleague in the baby hospital department, passed away unexpectedly. Ioana has been a part of LOC since 2015, and she was an integral part of our ministry at the baby hospital. With her huge, compassionate heart, she faithfully showed up each day to pour out her…

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Celebrating Fall At The Baby Hospital

Since moving to Romania two months ago to serve at the baby hospital, I have gotten the chance to meet a few new faces along with celebrating the millstones of others. It has been a crazy and joyful experience so far! In October we got to celebrate one of our bigger boy’s birthdays! It was…

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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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