Unfortunately, it was not possible to go to Romania in the spring. My wife Edith and I, both of us are not capable of such a long journey yet. In addition, I broke my right wrist and so I can not operate the "rudder" for several weeks. But I hope t we can drive in the summer.
Gardening is the order of the day: planting flowers, trimming fruit trees, planting vegetable beds and much more.
In addition, a stable made of stones for the chickens and pigs is being built. The old wooden stable spread unpleasant odors and was not weatherproof in the long term.
In addition, a slaughter room is set up in the basement in order to comply with the hygiene regulations.
In the last newsletter I introduced you to our new caretaker Nicolae Adrian. We are grateful for him, he is very diligent and does his duties very conscientiously.
Our seniors are fine. For the staff it is always a challenge, since many seniors are bedridden and therefore need intensive care. A big problem is finding reliable nurses. Migration is constantly changing the job market and many change jobs as soon as more profits are promised somewhere.
The girls are all busy with the school. Emanuela and Estera prepare for high school. Bev (Head of Mission for Eastern Europe and promoter of our work) comes by every week and prepares her in English. Alexandra and Naomi participated in a national contest on religion. It was a nice recognition for both.
Meanwhile, houses are being built near the road at our main entrance. This nourishes the hope that finally the dirt road will be expanded to a sensible road.
It's great to see our girls helping out with child labor in the Baptist church of Rosia. As mentioned earlier, the Romanians are very musical and like learning to play an instrument. So the sponsored instruments are eagerly used.
With warm greetings,