Saturday, September 20, 2008

Some Reasons We Love Romania

Chrissy just posted some August/September photos on her Facebook page, but even if you're not on Facebook, you can see the pictures at this link:

But with a title like that, here are a few of the things that we love about Romania (in no particular order):

Reason #1: Romanian Hospitality (and Cooking)
We just spent a wonderful morning and afternoon with our Romanian friends the Gainas, attempting to learn the fine art of making zacusca. More about that in our newsletter, which should be completed this week and out to you by the end of the month. But suffice it to say that it is an admirable task. I guess I am always impressed by true old-fashioned cooking.

Reason #2: Bucharest Christian Academy
This past week was full of late nights for us. As teachers, September is often a blur of lesson-planning, grading, and just finding our groove. But every day at BCA we have the sense that we are part of what God is doing in Romania, whether through supporting their parents' missions or directly by being a part of the students' lives. Last week we chaperoned the secondary retreat, when we take all 7-12th graders into the mountains north of Bucharest for a three-day time of bonding, prayer, worship, and teaching. What a fabulous time we had!

Reason #3: Our Kids' Sense of Adventure
Of course they go with us wherever we go, but Marco, Rocco, and Gianna enjoy so much about our life and adventures in and around Bucharest. You'll have to check out some of the photos to see them enjoying being a part of the secondary retreat into the mountains last week and in various other Romanian (and Bulgarian) locations.

Thank you for continuing to pray for us. Please send us your prayer requests and family updates. We love and miss you!


financial said...

Excellent choice for a photo. The woman and the background look authentic Romanian.

Tony and Chrissy Barbusca said...

It is authentic. Thanks for checking the blog.