June '98 Report
Our God Is Great And
Greatly To Be Praised
There is an excitement in our spirit as we see God
move and answer prayer. This past year we have been
praying for the all the abandoned babies here in
Bucharest. First we tried to rent apartments to take
some of them in. We had no success, people don't
want to rent an apartment for 8 babies. Then we started
buying food and getting donated milk for the hospitals.
The babies have food but not all the love and tender
care that little children need.
We began to pray for more land to build a house for
babies. We had no funds in a special account hidden
away, but we did have a burden for these children.
Our girls started praying every day for land and a new
house. I could already see that house in my mind and
all those beautiful babies. We went out to the land and
marched around it several different times and claimed
it for the Lord. The neighbors thought we were crazy.
We kept marching and praying and thanking God for
Now almost a year later God sends a wonderful
family to help us see that vision comes true. We are so
grateful for our dear Bro. and Sister Doom in Florida,
who came with their friend Mama Toal. Only three
months ago her husband, who was a prosperous
businessman passed away. I was told a few days
before he died he had asked about coming to visit
Casa Shalom and see how he might be able to help us.
He never got to come and meet us but we are so
thankful God put it upon Sister Toal's heart to come.
We shared our vision of how we wanted to help with
all the abandoned babies and God in his mercy
chooses to use Marna Toal to help us. The
Toal family have built orphanages in several nations
around the world and we are honored to say that they
are now helping us pave the way for a home for
abandoned babies here in Bucharest.
Babies like Gabi (above) will have a home with us at Casa Shalom.
Our Three Phase Project
- Casa Shalom will buy 7,500 sq. meters of land
at nine dollars a square meter. This is $67,500
dollars. This money has already been deposited in
our Romanian bank. On this piece of land we will
be building the new children's home for the ba-
bies. The plans are being made now for this
house. Pray God gives us wisdom in the way we
design the house to be very practical, but a beautiful
home for Romania's little angels.
- Make our final architectural plan and get all the
authorizations from the government. This is where we
need all of you praying. This can be a stressful, lengthy
process but I believe God can give us favour.
- In August, we will build a new private driveway for
Casa Shalom and for the
building site. Immediately after the wheat is harvested
we will plant vegetables in the new parcel of land. This
will be beans, turnips and any vegetable with a short
growing season. Then as soon as the government
issues our authorization for construction we can begin
building. We are hoping this will be by October. The
house will have a basement for storage of vegetables
and supplies. Our goal is to get the first floor
finished before winter comes. This means there is a lot
of work ahead of us. It costs much more to build
today than it did a few years ago. This project will
cost us over 150,000 dollars. It sounds like a lot of
money but just think eighty children will get the proper
nutrition, love and care that they need to get a good
start in life. I believe every cent of your investment will
be worth it. Pray about what God would have you and
your church do to help save the lives of precious
abandoned babies here in Romania.
The new building will be here
We Have An Offer To Buy
We are amazed to see how God is working in our
midst. Most of our supporters know that we have
been running this house for a German
organization. They were the ones that had the
original vision to help the street children here in
Bucharest. The project was started when an old
house was bought in 1994 and remodeled in 1995.
In Dec. 1995, I was asked to come and be the
director for the orphanage. We put our heart and
soul in the work to make the house even more
attractive. The German organization was not able
to cover all the monthly expenses and more and
more our sponsors from America and England
began to carry the burden.
organization has given us the opportunity to buy
Casa Shalom to be registered in our organization
here. It was very complicated with keeping all the
records for two organizations. This house now has
a value of over $100,000 dollars on the real
The Germans graciously said, if we
paid only $15,000 dollars, Casa Shalom can be
transferred to our Romanian organization. This was the
amount paid for the old house. All the other funds for
renovation had been donated for the house from
sponsors in Germany and England.
We are so thrilled
for this possibility to buy Casa Shalom. It will first of
all give more stability for our work here and also make
it easier for my accountant with all the bookkeeping
for two organizations. We are believing God that we
will have the finances to buy Casa Shalom this summer
so that all our official papers can be
changed by the end of the year.
Maybe your church
would like to give $500 or $1,000 dollars for Casa
Shalom. At the present time we have 13 girls that God
has changed in an incredible way. One of our girls that
had the most abuse in her life came to me a few days
ago and said, "You know, Becky. I don't have any
problems (nici-o problema)." That was the greatest
compliment that I, as a director of an orphanage, could
have - to see how God can take broken lives and
bring healing and restoration.
"Please tell me more."