NHC Weekly Newsletter - Melissa Ghitun mission spotlight and more!
Ministry Spotlight - Melissa Ghitun
Update from Melissa Ghitun, missionary in Romania
The Ghitun family is vacation-fostering a young boy named David. Please pray for them as they pray about extending the time they have him as they are enjoying having him with them but it is also challenging as he and Matei are acting much like brothers picking at and teasing one another. They were able last week to take the kids on a mini vacation and fellowship with another MBK family which was a blessing for all.
They recently received food to give out to families in the village as they are trying to help some gypsy families who have really struggled during these past months.
Summer camps have been cancelled due to COVID so Melissa is hoping to get approval to take a group of boys from the special needs orphanage to a mini camp where Bogdan found a cabin they could stay at for 3 nights for a mini camp get away.
Melissa shared there is concern of Romania going under lock down again so please pray for their country and how that may affect their ministry. Please pray about school in the fall – Melissa is hoping they will be able to return face to face but if they are not please pray that she and the kids will adapt to the virtual setup especially with Olivia beginning school this year.
We will be collecting items for Christmas boxes and backpacks soon to send to Melissa to pass out. We have already purchased 40 backpacks that we will fill as a church for 40 teen age boys – keep your eyes open for more information about packing information and please contact Shelley or Heather if you have interest in packing a backpack or shoebox on your own in addition to these teen age boy backpacks we will pack as a church.
Melissa and family on vacation.
Ghitun kids enjoying vacation.
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