Skip to main content

Romania Take 2!!

Dear Friends,
I hope things are going well with you. I have some exciting news I want to share! Last year, you may remember I had the opportunity to join a service trip to Oradea, Romania.  It was a great learning and growing experience for me that I will never forget. I’m honored to share that I was asked to lead a trip back this coming summer, August 4-12, 2017. 
The decision to take part in this trip was different than past experiences.  Having gone to Romania last summer, I now have firsthand experience working with the people of Belief in Motion.  My trip last year taught me simply that love is key. In its truest and rarest form, love can break down so many barriers. Seeing the women and children in the surrounding villages stand in pride and feel a true sense of self worth, simply because someone treated them worthy of love and respect is a beautiful thing. This is what I look forward to taking part in again this summer.
I ask that you would prayerfully support me and the team of 10 that I am leading. Pray that our team would be used to help the people of Oradea and Belief in Motion in the variety of ways needed. The travel for this trip will involve not only plane, but also a 3 hour bus ride. Please pray for the safety and health of our team as we travel. I truly appreciate your prayers as I begin to plan for this service trip.
I also ask you to consider supporting me financially. As you can imagine a trip of this magnitude takes careful planning and would not be possible without financial support. By offering your financial support, you are partnering with us to provide assistance to the people of Oradea. The total cost of the trip is $2,000 which includes airfare, bus fair, transportation while in Oradea, food and housing. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated, and your financial support is tax deductable.
If you are able to help, visit Community Christian Church’s site http://communitycc.net/give/ and click the orange button. Please fill out the form by choosing Romania trip in the drop down box for ‘giving type’ and include my name in the ‘note’ section. We will be purchasing our airfare in May so it would be very helpful if we could receive donations as soon as possible. To learn more about the organization and its ministry, please visit their web site at www.beliefinmotion.org.

                                                                        Sincerely,
                                                                         Kari Roy

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Diaper Bouquet

Last spring I was invited to a baby shower and was so excited to finally be able to have a chance to make this! I had found a picture, on Pinterest most likely, but there were no instructions on how to make it. So I figured I'd give it a whirl! Here's how I did it. You'll need: A wide mouth vase Gifts to go inside Tulle (from a roll) Cylinder shaped styrofoam Diapers Lollipop sticks Ribbon First, I went to the store and found a large mouth vase and the goodies I wanted to fill it with. A little tip on what goodies you pick: try to get things that are the same height or a few that can be stacked to have a flat top. Mine didn't so I rolled up a rectangle piece of heavy cardstock and put it on top of the box to make it level. Also, try not leave a good amount of space (2-3") for the styrofoam base of the bouquet.
To make the flower part of the bouquet I cut the lollipop sticks into a few different shorter lengths. I rolled the diapers up, wrapped the elastic around…

Perspective

By now, many of you reading this probably know about my upcoming trip to Romania. If you don't, you can check it out here. So far the time leading up to this trip has been a learning experience for me. Many things lately have showed me how good this trip will be, not because of what I'll be doing but because of what I'll be experiencing and learning.
Lately, my older son has been asking me why he has to go to school and why he needs to learn. It's funny to me to think that I'm not going to school, but I'm sure being taught a lot lately. I'm learning about my attitude, thoughts, inferences, purpose and more.
This time three years ago, I was embarking on a big change. I was tying up loose ends and getting ready to resign as a music therapist. I was getting ready to say good bye to students I had for years. It was an uncertain time not knowing what lay ahead. A few months later I would find my self jobless and worried that nothing was going to happen.

What I …