Monday, March 17, 2008

24 hours to go...

Isaiah 55:12 : "For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace"

God has used this verse to speak to me time and time again as I have left home and followed Him on some amazing adventures. As I am writing this update, I can honestly say I am filled with His Joy and His Peace! For the past 2 weeks, many of you have taken the time to pray over me, offer words of encouragement and spend sweet time in fellowship. I am so thankful for each of you and for EVERY prayer offered on my behalf, as well as for all of Abba's Kids.
So after months of preparation and years of praying, I am finally headed back to Romania! I leave in about 24 hours, flying first to London, then to Budapest (after a 5 hour layover) and then my dear friend Monika will pick me and we will drive about 4 hours to Oradea. But I have no complaints and am blessed because I don't suffer from jet lag and typically can adjust to "Romania time" effortlessly.
Many of you have asked for more information on where I will be going and what I will be doing, so I thought I'd give you a short version. After being back in the U.S. for 4 years, God has confirmed to me, and to many people in my church, that it was time for me to return for a longer duration. I am not sure what that really means, but I do know He has called me to Romania until at least the end of August. I will be spending the first 2-3 months, splitting my time between Oradea (a city) and Tinca (a village). While there, I will be providing training in various hospitals, group "family" homes, working at the rehab center for the children placed in the small orphanage group "homes" and doing some community-based visits. Although I am using my skills as a pediatric occupational therapist, it is my desire that these skills be used only to offer opportunities to share the love of Jesus with each child and caregiver that I meet. As for June-August, my plans are still tentative. However, I am planning to spend some of the summer in Sancraiu with Nicu and Silvana, the Romanian missionaries, who head the 2 gypsy churches known as Calvary Chapel Vladeasa. I may not know any details, but I am fully confident that He knows EVERY detail!
I will be trying to post updates regularly, so check back often, And please leave comments or email me, I love hearing from you all!

With His Joy and Peace,


1 comment:

Garry said...

Awesome Dawn!

Nice posts and pics, you're getting it down!

We'll miss you and you'll be in our prayers. Much love to you our sister in Christ!

Garry, Bobbie, Ian & Chloe