Floradena adjusted to her new home at ITMI’s Casa Dorca Orphanage in Prilipet, Romania more easily than some.
It helped to have her two brothers there. The threesome had seen more fighting, and screaming between their now divorced parents than anyone wanted to think about.
Despite her tumultuous and insecure early life, she had a peace about her that the other children needed and gravitated toward, so she made friends quickly.
The orphanage care-takers encouraged and enabled her to pursue her dream of becoming a hairstylist. But more importantly, they taught her about Jesus, and through many hours of love, attention and guidance, they led her to Him.
There was great rejoicing in the Casa Dorca family when she was baptized.
Bogdan was brought to Casa Dorca after living in a subway station in Bucarest.
After his father died, his mother became very ill and needed full-time care. Bogdan showed himself to be a smart boy who enjoyed electronics and computers – and still does.
He was educated, well cared for and led to Christ by his new family at Casa Dorca.
A Love Story
Bogdan and Floradena fell in love, were married and started a God honoring family in 2010. Today they have a “beautiful marriage and a wonderful boy,” according to the workers at Casa Dorca.
Though not living there any more, the pair is still part of the Casa Dorca family, visiting often.
It’s a great labor to disciple a child and lead him to Christ. And it takes many to care for the ones whose parents can’t – some to be there, some to provide funding, others to advocate.
But it’s fruitful – and it multiplies as dear and needy children who are raised to understand the Biblical story and who they are in Christ, come of age and begin to invest in others.