Kendrick’s Blog

Year’s End in Romania: November 2014

Dear Friends of the Romanian Children’s Homes- Another year is quickly drawing to a close in Romania. The barricades on the road to Braila have been installed to hold back the snow drifts that will soon be coming; the farmers are busily preparing their fields for the long winter ahead; and the children of the Bethel Home and Home of Hope children’s homes are
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A Warm Springtime in Romania: March 2014

Dear Prayer Partners of the Romanian Children’s Homes– I have discovered a corollary to Murphy’s Law from my years of traveling in Romania:  whatever clothes I need while I am in Romania will be at home, hanging in my closet!  This was particularly true this trip. Jerry and I left America, still locked in a seemingly endless cold and snowy winter, and arrived to
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A Summer of New Beginnings in Romania: July 2014

Dear Prayer Partners & Supporters of the Romanian Children’s Homes- As Jerry and I drove through the gate of the Home of Hope children’s home in Braila, Romania, this visit, we passed into a magical world. From the beaming face of little Claudiu who opened the gate for us, to the happy swarm of children that ran from all directions to hug us and
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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

YOU’RE INVITED TO A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!  Rarely do Jerry and I arrive in Romania for a visit at the Bethel Home or Home of Hope children’s homes that we are not able to join a joyous celebration of somebody’s birthday–sometimes even more than one birthday!  What fun it is to sing “La Multi Ani,” the Romanian “Happy Birthday” while a little one at Bethel
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December 2012: Christmas Time in Romania

December 2012:  Christmas Time in Romania Dear Prayer Partners of the Romanian Children’s Homes- When Jerry & I left Romania in October we thought we had made our last trip for 2012, but as time passed we continued to feel a slight uneasiness about our children’s homes.  The Home of Hope children’s home in Braila, Romania, received 9 new children in 2012, 6 of
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The Cold Snowy Winter of 2012 in Romania

To our dear prayer partners of the Romanian children’s homes- Last year our Romanian friends persuaded us to postpone our winter visit in 2012 to a month later.  How fortunate that decision seems now!  This year at that time Romania was hit by a blizzard that left almost 6 1/2 feet of snow–snow that buried houses in the villages, stranded cars on roadways, and
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Indiana Summer In Romania 2012

Dear Prayer Partners of the Romanian children’s homes:   Jerry and I love to visit the children and our friends at the Bethel Home and Home of Hope children’s homes, but what makes our joy even greater is to visit them with friends and family from home.  Arriving in Romania a few days before our guests from home, we were met by Lori &
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Romania Spring 2012

Dear Prayer Partners of the Romanian Children’s Homes– I must say: Romania is the place to celebrate a birthday!  Jerry turned 77 on May 20, (a very hale and hearty 77, I might add) the day we arrived in Romania, and during our visit he celebrated his birthday over and over.  The first time was at a party planned by Marius Radulescu, Director of
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