Well it’s been an interesting summer which as I write draws to an end.
It’s not been without its challenges, its highs, its lows and everything else in between.
First of all I would like to thank Beth because none of this would be possible without her, or at least most of it!
Then comes this years Micro Gappers!
Megan Cooper, Katie Wilkinson, Hannah Foster, Chloe Price and Dan Pledger, along with returning gapper Jack!
All brilliant in there own way and all gifted in their own way too! It’s been a real blessing to work with these guys this year and if next years Gappers are half as good as them, then it will be just great.
As well as our gappers we have had 5 groups of volunteers over the course of the summer.
Two brilliant school groups from Manor CofE Academy in York joined us in June/July and as usual these young people worked so hard along with the teachers and the assistants that came to help.
The guys from Tenterden Kent, Zion Baptist Church Kent and our new friends from Comberton Baptist Church also came to work with us this summer, they were all different and all brilliant in their own ways and we loved introducing them to our work!
We had a few extra people who joined us during the summer and these included my son, Sean who has been coming to Romania since he was 7 years old! some returning gappers, Helen and her friend Natalie who flew over especially to photograph Rozi and Dani’s beautiful wedding, Thank you so much ladies, and last but not least was George Hendry who came with the Zion Baptist group but stayed on another couple of weeks a great guy to have around, very practical and I was able to let George take on some of the jobs I didn’t have time to do! Or that’s what I told him. lol! (The picture to the Left is of our brilliant Gapper team along with Steve and Beth and George our honorary summer gapper)
Well there was some interesting moments this year like trying to get your driving license back from the police after being nicked for speeding! Still if you break the law you pay the price.
Then just to keep life even more interesting, whilst we were building a small house I was threatened by a thirteen year old boy welding a 3 foot long axe! But that’s a story for another day!
We achieved a lot this summer thanks to the Gappers and all our friends that gave up a week or two to serve others which we love you for and whether you believe or not I know God loves it too! If you want to see photos of all the things we got up to this summer why not find us on Facebook and take a look!
Why not join us next summer? We would love to see you in Romania next year:)
Blessings, thanks and love