Olympics, assertive discipline, and blinged-out earrings... What do they have in common? All were used this past week to show the love of Christ to the students, staff, and women of Project Ruth. The missions team from Emerywood Baptist Church, High Point, NC, led by former CBF field personnel and Gypsy Team members, Clista and Glen Atkins, planned a very ambitious week of activities while in Bucharest. Two team members concentrated on teacher training with assertive discipline and classroom management. They also provided little surprises each day for the staff to show appreciation for their dedication to the Ruth School. Three other team members provided Olympic games each day for the children and sports clinics in the afternoon. Another member with support from the rest of the team did crafts with the Naomi women and all the students. The women and older girls were thrilled to learn the basics of jewelry making and proudly wore their blinged-out earrings for all to see. If all this wasn't enough the team led in chapel, visited a Roma church, sang at the Romanian Baptist church, helped begin a teacher mentoring program, made lots of cookies and brownies, and provided socks for the entire school. Wow!
Thank you Emerywood Baptist for sending your representatives and blessing Project Ruth. The hugs, high fives, pats on the back, and smiles all conveyed the love of God this week.
How about you? Come and be a part of what God is doing among the Roma of Europe.