Ministry updates.

Phew! What a crazy (but awesome) couple of days!
Let’s play catch up on this week :)

Tuesday-Wednesday we went to Medgidia where we worked with a local church, and community center helping with children! Some of our students went to work at a Turkish Church where they helped students with their school homework, and enjoyed quality time with the children!
The other part of our group stayed at the community center where we got to help the students get ready for school, and feed them breakfast, and helped with other activities. It was a phenomenal experience, which we all got something out of it! God is good!
We left there wednesday afternoon, and traveled to the Black Sea which was also an awesome experience!

Thursday
We did projects around the center, the guys worked in the attic, and outside cleaned up around the building. The girls helped in the Kitchen, and cleaning around the center.
Thursday night we had youth group where one of our students got to preach her testimony with the teenagers. We then got to eat pizza with the teenagers afterwards and got to know some of them which was fantastic because now we can keep remain in contact with them via facebook, and such.
After church we went out on the streets as a team, as we ministered to the homeless and handed out sandwiches. The girls had the opportunity to go down into the sewers to see where people were living, and what their lifestyles looked like. It was heart breaking to see how some people here live because they care to much about their addictions. We just need to continue to pray for them, that Jesus will rescue them from their addictions, and they can better their lives.

Friday we went and toured the Peles Castle (http://peles.ro) which was a beautiful piece of history! We also traveled to see Draculas Castle, however we were not able to go through it because of our time, but we were able to get pictures which will be up on facebook :).

Tomorrow is our last day here,which we will be doing more touring, so stay tuned for another blog tomorrow night!! :)

Day two of Ministry..done.

We did two different church ministries today, the first one was at Gypsy Pentecostal Church where Joshua spoke. It was a phenomenal message, and the Holy Spirit definitely showed up. Jackie,Matt, and I got to share our testimonies as well. They were so welcoming, and that made us feel better about being there at their church. We then ate lunch at the pastors house where we had homemade pork and beans soup,fresh bread, and sausage and dippy eggs. It was fabulous!

We then went to the local AG church called 43, where Catalin (teen challenge director) pastors at. Our trip leader Russ shared a devotional and Stacey and I shared our testimonies. We also had the opportunity to pray for the congregation, which that in General was a great experience, so amazed ad to what Jesus Is doing!

God has opened up so many doors for us, and it’s only day two of ministry! Please keep us in prayer as we trust God will continue to open doors, and allow us to reach the hurting people of Romania. :)

Goodnight all,
Ashley

First full day of Ministry.

Greetings from Romania,
We have had a full day of Ministry, definitely exhausting but very rewarding. We all are suffering from Jetlag so please pray we can get up tomorrow feeling refreshed,and go about another full day of ministry. Here is what our schedule has been like so far today:

Up for breakfast at 9AM
Chapel from 10-11:30 which is where Jim shared his testimony ,Shelby shared her fruits of the spirit (Love), and Stacey shared here fruits of the Spirit (Joy).
We then did different projects where the girls helped make lunch, and the guys unloaded the attic and got rid of old electronics like computers.
Enjoyed another home cooked meal for lunch
Relaxed for twenty minutes and left to go to out reached in the city.

We split up into two groups, one where the guys went into the city and did street ministry, which consisted of handing sandwiches, sharing the Gospel, and even went into the sewers. The sewers were filled with families,men, and needles. The guys said it was so heartbreaking to see those men, and families down there living. But it was said that each of them enjoyed the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with the lost.

The girls did an outreach at a church in Bucharest, with the ministry called Glittr. Where it is a group that meets once a month for girls to get away from life and fellowship in Christ with other believers. Ashley spoke tonight about healing, and we believe it went well.

We have a busy day tomorrow , where one of our students Josh will be preaching at church service tomorrow so please keep him in prayers, as he brings the word of God to broken people in Romania. We will be in Giurgiu tomorrow morning, and by tomorrow evening be back in Bucharest doing another church serivce.

After the services we went to dinner out, and now we are all heading to bed because we are exuasted.

Thanks for having patience with me for not updating everyday! It is cray busy, but until let time, have a great night.

Less than a week!!

Greetings!
We leave in less than a week, it sure is crazy how time flies by! We are excited to see what God is going to do not only in our individual lives, but in the lives of the people we come in contact with. We would like you to keep us all in prayer for a few things.

Requests:
Safety for all of us as we travel
Sicknesses that we all can remain healthy before, during and after our trip
Us to have peace as we prepare ourselves to gear up and leave
Any anxiety or fears that any of us are having
Language barriers to be broken
Lives to be changed
Most importantly for Jesus to show up and for his love to be poured out.

Thank you for all for taking the time to read this and follow our journey.

God Bless,
Ashley Dease

Welcome!

Welcome to blog for Romania Missions Team!

We will be traveling over to Romania in March from the 6th-16th where we will be working with Teen Challenge. We will also have different opportunities to work in orphanages, Gypsy camps, and doing various street ministries. I will update the blog as much as possible, when we have internet access. Please pray for our team as we travel and minister to the unreached people in Romania. Here are some specific things we need prayer for:

Safety for the team as we not only travel, but reach people.

The people we come in contact with that they would be open to hear the news of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for following our blog, and keeping up to date with our Teams travels.

God Bless,

Ashley