This article was originally published in the April 2023 edition of ITMI Monthly.
Fifteen-year-old Sebi is kind, energetic, and always willing to help. He is currently in the care of our partners at Casa Dorca Children’s Home in Romania.
He enjoys goofing around and making people laugh. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer and ping pong, and even plays on a local soccer team. Sebi has talked about wanting to be a welder or a cook when he grows up.
He is currently in middle school, and we ask that you pray for him to be motivated at school so that he can have the opportunity to be accepted into a good high school.
Fifteen-year-old Sebi is kind, energetic, and always willing to help.
Sebi’s sister, Denisa, is 17 and also in the care of Casa Dorca Children’s Home. Denisa enjoys reading, singing, playing the guitar, and working on her photography skills. She is very involved in church activities and enjoys sharing her musical skills with the congregation.
While Denisa’s future plans fluctuate, she is working hard to transfer to a better high school so she can have more opportunities after her high school career. Please pray that Denisa would listen to the Lord’s calling in her life as she considers her future path.
Denisa enjoys reading, singing, playing the guitar, and working on her photography skills.
In early March, the children attended evangelism services at their church. This is an annual event for the church, and is typically attended by people in the community who do not usually attend church. There were guest speakers and musicians.
Last month, Ionel Lovescu, the Director at Casa Dorca wrote, “We would like to take a moment to thank In Touch Mission International for their emergency gift of $2000 for firewood to take care of our short-term needs.
This was a big answer to prayer, and we are grateful that we could have heat in February. Although the weather is turning warmer this week, we still need to heat at night, and we heat the hot water with wood until May when the solar water heater becomes effective.
We are now raising money to buy firewood early for next winter. It costs $15,000 for a year of firewood, and this is the most cost-effective way to heat the building. Our goal is to reach this amount before summer, and we ask for your prayers and support.”
Casa Dorca needs to collect these funds before summer so the wood has time to dry out before winter. Dry wood burns more efficiently than wood that hasn’t had a chance to dry out.
About the Authors
Steve Evers has advocated for and served the ITMI partners as ITMI Director since 2001. Approximately once a year, Steve visits with ITMI partners in their countries and brings stories back to encourage supporters. Steve enjoys photography and mechanics (both hobbies that have greatly benefited ITMI partners!) Prior to becoming ITMI's Director, Steve served on the Board of Directors for 4 years. Steve lives in Arizona with his wife, Darlene.
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