Monday, February 1, 2010

Service in Susani

Yesterday we had the usual Sunday church service in Susani, so Danny, Reuben, and I took the train. We met up a Romanian friend of ours and took off early in the morning. Besides seeing a woman pull out a 9 inch long silver switchblade out of her purse to give to someone, it was an ordinary train ride. We took the Lord's Supper in the service, and then afterwards we went around the village and took part in it with some elderly women who weren't able to make it to the service. It was an unbelievable experience to see each of these houses, each with a woman living inside no younger than 92, living in very poor conditions. Each house, which were no bigger than 10X12 ft maybe, had a dirt floor, a fire-stove, a bed, and a few pictures. These women were very old but were overflowing with joy and gratitude to have us in their home and to partake in the Lord's Supper with them. It was an experience I'll never forget.

Today we went to look for an electrical part to an oven we just purchased, and on the way we saw an elderly gypsy woman slip on the ice and fall. She started asking for help but several people simply walked by her and refused to acknowledge her. We helped her up and she immediately started kissing my hands and rambling on and on with Romanian graditude. I told Danny and Reuben I couldn't believe that nobody would help her up, and they said that this type of thing happens all the time. Just one of the many life-changing experiences I'll be having while here in Romania.

Hope everything is going well back in the States for everyone.


  1. You are loved, and prayed for! Keep on keepin' on.

  2. Love you miss you. Still working on Assassins Creed II...keep you updated.

  3. Thinking about you. Love you man.