December 1st, Romania Day!

December 1st is a big holiday in Romania! It is their National Day.  To celebrate, we had an “Open Night” at Calvary Chapel.  Open Nights are basically full of fun games, music, and time spent just hanging out! Here are some pictures from that night!.  Some of these pictures and mine, and the really good ones are taken by Claudia 🙂

 

Me introducing myself in Romanian 🙂

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Romanians getting their dance on!

 

Now that I am basically caught up with all of my pictures. I will start posting videos. We have some really exciting things coming up in the next few weeks like the kids Christmas play, going to deliver food to the homeless, caroling, Christmas services and Christmas celebrations!!  It snowed here last night so it definitely feels like winter!!

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This was my walk to work today.  Much different than driving down PCH towards Malibu for work a year ago! It is cold, but I am proud of myself for turning on my heating….yet. Tonight is supposed to be -25 degrees so I might splurge and turn it on!

 

 

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Last Club Ricochet Meeting!

Our final Club Ricochet meeting was so much fun! We combined both groups to have a pizza party, play games, and a final English test including all 30+ words the kids had learned through the last couple of months. 

Here are some pictures from our time together!

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Here is a video of Alexandra taking her final English test!

 

pin the tail on the ….cow…. because we didnt know how to make a donkey!Image

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Sooooo thankful for everyone in this picture for all the help they have provided for the last couple of months. 

And thank YOU, for your support throughout this first session. The kids really loved it and it couldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for your financial support and prayers!We have had such a great time getting to know these kids and cannot wait for it to start back up again in February 2013. 

Club Ricochet Art Week 6!!

This was supposed to be our final meeting of Club Ricochet but we decided on adding another.  I am not the most artistic person to ever walk the planet but we had a really fun idea for the kids so I was excited to see them “decoupage”  We gave each of them a glass bottle and had 15 different kinds of napkins they could cut/glue/decorate their bottles with.

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Claudia, a girl from church who is definitely gifted with artistic abilities, came to talk to the kids this week about how she uses her gift for Gods glory.  She was also able to show them how to be a little more creative with decorating the bottles as opposed to just gluing on entire napkins.

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As you can see by the pictures, they learned quickly and soon decorated their bottles very creatively!! Some took longer than others so when they finished, we gave them the opportunity to paint some pictures.  For almost 2 hours the kids sat and worked on art.  It was great to see them focusing on making beautiful art and not just wanting to rush through it and play games after.

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Check back tomorrow to see pictures and videos of our final Club Ricochet meeting- a pizza party and big final English Test!!!!

BONUS VIDEO! I totally forgot to upload this in a previous post.  Here is one of the kids, Alex, taking his verbal English test the week after music week and owning it!!