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Here are the final updates from our Romania Team! They are home safely now back in the States but we wanted you to be able to read the testimonies of all that God did while they were there. Below is the updates for Thursday and Friday. 

 

Thank you SO much for supporting and praying for them. God did amazing things on this trip that we know will echo into eternity. 

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Hello family back home! It's Thursday night here in beautiful Romania! Tomorrow is our last ministry day. It's hard to believe! This week went so fast! The whole team got to go to the baby hospital this evening. The work that Livada and the volunteers do makes such a difference everywhere, but for me, I notice it the most at the hospital. Watching the kids and babies interact is completely opposite of what I saw on my first trip there a few years back. It just melts my heart now instead of breaking it. These babies are given a second chance at life, and it is so evident. They laugh and play and even have cute little attitudes ;) just sharing the love of Jesus makes a huge difference!
 
Cecilia has more to add ....  :)

Today was another great day with these beautiful babies. It's so sweet to be able to get to know what makes them happy, what makes them sad and even what makes them frustrated. With a background in child development I've studied so much of what I am seeing at the baby hospital each day. But today I realized that what I wasn't taught in the many hours of undergraduate courses was the love that Jesus really has for the orphans. All the work that Livada has done for these precious ones is breathtaking to watch. As an advocate for the sweet little a ones who have won my heart, I want to encourage those who have been praying to keep praying. They need love, affection, and most of all Jesus. Their families need Jesus. The world needs Jesus. It's safe to say today was the best day so far and each day gets better and better. Tomorrow will be very difficult as we say "see ya later" but now we all have little smiles and voices that will follow us forever.
 
Love,
Cecilia 
 
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FRIDAY: 
 
Well, our week of ministry has come to an end. Its always sad when this day comes, and it always comes so fast! Brady, Cecilia, and Katelyn ended their week with the babies. I think sometimes that team is hit harder than the rest because the babies come and go, so you don't always know if you will see them again. you fall completely in love with those little ones. They did amazing there this week! I was able to spend the day there on Wednesday and just watched the love pour out of them for these tiny children of God. 
 
 
Tim stayed back with Danny from Livada to finish up the odds and ends on the construction side. Yesterday we were able to take donation money to the store and purchase larger items Livada was needing and bless them with it. So Tim and Danny also put together 2 desks for the older kids at Casa Juliana as well as 2 rocking chairs for the hospital.  Along with this we were also able to purchase a pool for the Juliana kids, a vacuum for the LOC house, and a water filtration unit for the Renee/Juliana house so they don't have to bring water bottles in daily! What a blessing!! Thank you Victory family for helping make all of that happen!!!
 
 
The rest of us went to camp. Today's camp was a little different. We took the kids out to a camp in the mountains where we did zip lining, rock climbing, and other games. The kids had a blast! We then walked up a huge mountain to a tiny church where we had our team prayer and blessing time. We prayed over each child one by one. This always touches my heart. Even though we dont use translators during this time the kids just kind of "get it" and lean in to your arms. It is such a special moment. God has big plans for these beautiful kids!! 
Tomorrow is our tourist day and then we head home! It's just crazy how fast it goes by! Thank you all so much for your prayers, love, and support! 
 
We love you all and will see you soon!!! 
Charity
 
 
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Below is another team update from our team leader Charity and team member Cecilia. God is doing AMAZING things in Romania! 

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Hey everyone! Hope your week is going well! We just got home from hanging out with the LOC kids again. We had a campfire and Geza played us some worship music on his guitar! He is extremely talented! We will have a chance to go back and hang out with them some more Saturday night. :) 

 
Tonight Cecilia wanted to share a bit. This is her first trip! 
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Romania has been so amazing. I have always loved babies. Everyone knows that about me. But what I didn't know about myself is that I could fall in love so fast with a baby that I had just laid my eyes on. Literally at first glance my heart melted all over the floor! Loving on the babies at the hospital is a feeling I've never experienced before. I have no children of my own yet but God totally gave me the ability to love the babies just like a mama. I have given about a million and one kisses, baby oil massages to tiny toes, and watched the most precious eyes gently doze off in my arms. As we head back to 'Casa de Rene' each night my heart swells with replays of giggles and smiles. This trip has changed me in a way that I can't yet describe but I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to be God's hands and feet in Romania. 

 

Iubim (love),


Cecilia
 
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Yesterday we received and update from our team leaders in Romania. Tim and Charity Yohman are doing an incredible job leading our team of 10 people serving in the baby hospital, camp for the kids and doing construction jobs around the LOC House.

 

Here's the update!  

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It was another amazing day here in Romania! After we all spent the day at our different ministry locations, we came together to visit the gypsy village. They sure love when they get visitors!!! They love to "posa" so there is a ton of pictures taken ;) we could just stay there all evening and play with them! They are just the happiest kids!! And just love being loved on! 

 
Tim is going to give you all an update on what has been happening on the construction side ... 
 
We started out our week very productively getting a lot done day one and two. Monday we moved all the furniture from the 2nd story bedrooms to a common area, then removed all the carpet and scraped the glue from the subfloor. We then added nails to the framing throughout the subfloor to eliminate all the squeaks in the floor.  And finished day one patching holes in the drywall and prepping to paint the walls and the rooms. 
Day two was sanding patches and painting walls and ceilings. And getting ready for the carpet to arrive for all the bedrooms on Wednesday afternoon.  
 
The best part though is working right there at the LOC homes with the kids who are so willing to help and learn. We have a lot of one on one time to talk with them about what is going on in their life . Many of the kids we have built relationships with since we have been coming here and working with Livada are now mid to late teens and are going through some difficult Times that come with that season of their life on top of all the abandonment and abuse related issues from their time in the state run homes. They always tell us the Victory team is different, we are real and that they know we truly love them. So we are very careful to try to steward those relationships well and not promise anything we can't follow through with or to tell them we understand what they are going through. We just try to be present, love on them and be genuine. 
 
Thank you victory leadership for trusting charity and I to lead this team. it really has been a privilege and an honor to pick up the baton and run with it. We couldn't have done it without the the healthy servant leaders who have poured into us along the way. 
 
We love you all! 

 

 
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Below is an AMAZING testimony from our Kenya team member - Linda Beilstein. There is nothing in the whole world like seeing lives changed like in the testimony below. This is truly what it's all about. To God be all the glory!

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Kenya Missions Outreach 2015

 

 

It was a long van ride to the Deliverance Church in Makuru, Kenya. It was to be our first clinic day. We had visited the village the day before to have a personal tour of the village area with Pastor Ben Fleet and to meet with Pastor Mary. Pastor Mary is a dynamic woman who oversees the birthing center, clinic, orphanage and school next to the Deliverance Church in Makuru. Her husband is the pastor of the Deliverance Church located in Makuru. Our hearts immediately were won over as we saw the children in the orphanage, the women in the birthing center and the staff who worked in the clinical areas as well as the church. It was very evident the mother’s heart that Pastor Mary had for all in the village area.

 

 

All the members of the Victory mission team to Kenya were drafted on to the medical team. What a team God had put together!  Sherri Rossi, Jamie Christy and Giana Centofanti worked in the pharmacy. Tim and Pam Beebe, Stephen Szekely and myself were matched up with a nurse or doctor in training to work alongside in the make shift medical clinic set up in the Deliverance Church building.  Sheri and Kelly Summers were drawn to the birthing center to assist them in whatever way they could. How they loved on those new mothers and their babies!  Abel Gitimu was originally from this area in Kenya, so would preach the Gospel to the patients in the waiting area in their own language as they waited to be seen in the medical clinic. Many gave their hearts to the Lord. They were not only there to be healed physically, but spiritually as well!

 

 

Mark Summers and Kenny Sigurani were the feet on the ground. They helped in whatever way possible. They were available from the time of the patient’s registration to directing them to the pharmacy area to obtaining their medication ordered during their clinic visit. Often they would slip away to visit the school next to our clinic site to interact and love on the students. It was fun to overhear Mark’s voice from our clinic site speaking to the students. They enjoyed asking him questions about America and listened intently as he answered their questions.

 

 

 During the 3 days that the medical clinic was held, we saw 853 patients. The first day was the most memorial for me.  The RN that worked with me to interpret and I had the only exam table of the five exam areas set up in the church building. Each of the exam areas were divided by bed sheets. Since we had the only exam table, a woman was brought in to our area and laid on the table by Kenny Sigurani and her neighbor. She was so weak that she could not walk on her own. Her neighbor had brought her to the clinic. She had heard about the clinic being held and was concerned for this woman who was not able to keep down any food and was becoming weaker every day. It was very evident as soon as they laid her on the exam table that something was severely wrong.

 

 

After doing an exam and seeing her condition, we sent her to be tested for HIV/AIDS. She came back with a positive HIV test. We then began to talk with her and found out that her husband had died in 2013 with HIV/AIDS. My heart just broke for her. She had a child in the area that she was concerned about. My concern was not only for her medical status, but her eternal soul.

 

 

 It was evident that without a miracle, she didn’t have long to live. I asked the RN working with me to let her know that we cared about her and she didn’t seem to have long to live because of her HIV/AIDS. We let her know that we wanted to see her again in Heaven. That it was possible to know for sure what would happen after she died. We asked her if she knew there was a God and she said yes. We told her of His Son Jesus Christ and how He had died for her sins. That God so loved her that He had sent His Son to die for her. Tears just rolled down her cheeks. I hugged her and asked if she would like to say a prayer to ask for forgiveness for her sins and ask Jesus to be her Lord. She agreed and Kenny joined us as we prayed for her to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior as well as for Jesus to heal her.

 

 

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(Linda and Kenny praying the salvations prayer with our new sister in The Lord) 

 

 

You could see the relief on her face. We let her know that no matter what she had yet to endure, that Jesus would be right there beside her the entire way. That she could talk to Him at any time and His love for her was immeasurable.  We made sure that she was connected with those that would enable her to obtain the medication needed to treat her condition.

 

 

We couldn’t believe what had just happened. If the Victory team had been sent for this one woman, it was worth it all. We knew that there were so many other lives that would be touched by the love of Jesus while we were in Kenya, but this woman was special. She had lost so much with the death of her husband, but now had gained eternal life with Jesus.  We were humbled to be a part of this miracle.

 

 

The Victory Team that went to Kenya is so appreciative of Compassion Ministries and the work of Pastor Ben Fleet and Mark and Sheri Summers. Their dedication to see ALL the world reached for Jesus Christ is why we were able to minister to this woman who was dying of HIV/AIDS  in Kenya. We will see her again in Heaven! Thank you Bishop Thomas and Pastor Kathie for having the vision to reach the lost for Christ. Not just in our tri-county area, but in ALL the world!

 

 

Believing for the Nations,

 

Linda Beilstein

 

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(Linda with new little friends) 

 

 If you are interested in living an adventure and taking Jesus to the World then join one of our 2016 missions teams! click HERE for more info

 

   
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We cannot say thank you enough to all those who have supported, ran, walked, volunteered and gave financially to help make our first annual 5k Run/2 Mile Walk a HUGE success. (Pictures and details coming soon.)

 

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Thank you again for supporting Victory Compassion Ministries! 

 

 
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