JUNE 2013 OUTREACH in ROMANIA
June 11-18: Richard Gantenbein, Kymry Borkenhagen and Bob Jones are going to Romania. They will be taking VBS supplies to the churches in Codlea, Vulcan and Zarnesti who are ready to conduct their own VBS. (We have been there and conducted VBS with them in past years.) They will also be meeting with the leadership and students at the Institute Theological Pentecostal in Bucharest. They will encourage and assist the churches in preparing for their own church VBS this summer. Members of our congregation have been busy creating Bible Study lessons for them to use during Vacation Bible School.
Romanian Translator Needed to Translate Bible Lessons for VBS Ministry
Members of the St. Andrew Presbyterian congregation in Sonoma have written Bible Study lesson guides to be used by churches in Romania who are conducting Vacation Bible School in Romanian communities this summer.
Pastor Rich and the St. Andrew VBS Team travel to Romania in June, 2013. They need to take lesson guides for teachers with them. The ones we have prepared are in English, and we need them translated into Romanian by June.
We are asking for help to help translate these Bible Study lesson guides using the common spoken Romanian language. Google translations don’t always give the true meaning, especially when related to the Bible.
Please contact Warren Jaycox at email@example.com as soon as possible with your name, email address and phone number. If you can speak Romanian, or know someone who can, please pass this message along, and/or send up a prayer for this project!
Thank you for your time and consideration to further this mission and reach the hearts of others with God’s word in another part of the world.
Number of pages to translate: 25 – 50 (two books)
MAY Deadline: ASAP or 26 May (Need time to get it printed)
Compensation: $1 a page
Warren Jaycox was in Bucharest at the Institute Theological Pentacostal (Seminary) and gave a T shirt to Corneliu Constantinu, the head man. He is very supportive of our VBS movement. It was presented during morning chapel as a gift from St Andrew. Interesting that he asked I write in small letters the word “just” after “Don’t.” There were about 100 students there. My DGTC activity was spreading the VBS word to Romanians. I had 5 minutes to tell the DGTC message.
Next steps for Warren: figure out next steps to bring the VBS movement forward.
The team (meet them below) from St. Andrew departed for Romania on
Thursday, July 19 and returned on Friday, August 3.
We have been busy preparing materials for the VBS in two churches in Romania, one in Vulcan and the other in Zarnesti.
A seed we planted last year in Codlea is holding their own VBS this year. It is a beginning, but we are having an influence on helping churches accept the idea of holding a VBS for the children in their area.
July 23, 2012
The photo journal below shows our team meeting in preparation for
VBS in Vulcan, Romania.
We are upstairs in the room where the kids will do crafts. You can see our own Jaime with her translator Alina in one picture, and Bob directing some of the teachers who are assembling scripts for one of the lessons in another. Two photos show some of the Romanian young people who are volunteering. The young man in the blue T-shirt is Benjamin, our Seminary student this year. The excitement is building for our first day of VBS. The weather is very hot but we are full of good energy and we feel God working here. I will keep you posted! The team has put in some long hours last minute here and with the grace of God we will have a great day tomorrow.
We finished our last day in Vulcan on a high note. The activities went smoothly and we had a wonderful, wonderful day. The kids sang and played and recited the Lord’s Prayer (in Romanian of course) with hand motions– our theme for the week was the Lord’s Prayer. We had perfect weather although it has been very hot. In the afternoon it rained here which was a blessing because they are suffering a drought. Today we had a short program at the church and invited the parents to attend where we described our lessons and activities. Of course we sang and sang and sang…we brought the program to a close but no one wanted to leave! Our worship leader, Nancy, lead a few more songs, and we finally said goodbye. It was AMAZING! I have pictures of this but can’t send them from this computer. Warren can send.
After lunch our team went out to the town of Zarnesti to meet with the leader of the VBS there, Lumi, and the group who will do our two day event at their church. They have a lovely church and lots of room for our activities. The church and the people in Zarnesti are wonderful and the environment there is great. If anyone is thinking about joining the Romania Team next year it would be good year to do it. Great location and great people!
We have been truly blessed this trip. Although there have been a few challenges for us God is working here and we are thrilled to be part of God’s work. It has been worth every second. I will keep you posted…
July 31st Update…
Click here to watch our VBS Romania video…
The video was done by one of the Romanian seminary students who worked with us.
Response to Alter Call
Younger Children – Recreation
For more information about VBS Romania contact
Bob Jones at 707-935-3156 or Warren Jaycox at 707-280-0626.