Romanian Orphans

Barnabas Bridge, Monday August 11 2014

Another connection made through Facebook resulted in encouraging visits to the ‘Beauty From Ashes’ Center in Oradea. The Romanian Orphan Ministries organization has found leadership of the highest quality to lead this amazing work. Corey and Diana Burba are dedicated, entrepreneurial, loving, creative, hardworking servants of Christ. Corey is from the USA and Diana is from Romania – their complimentary gifts foster an efficient, safe, and supportive environment. They have two wonderful children and their extended family includes the young women they mentor along with a great team of support staff. As girls leave the state-run orphanages at 18, they are rarely equipped to survive on their own. The fortunate who are selected to enter Beauty From Ashes will learn to plan and prepare meals; grow, harvest and preserve garden fruit & vegetables; establish, maintain, and promote small businesses, including making items to sell, price setting, marketing, and budget tracking. We were impressed with the creativity and professionalism of their boutique business. Touring the house and property was like a visit to a grandmother’s rural home where she fills her freezers, cupboards and cold cellar with homemade food to last until next growing season. There is opportunity to be tutored in English, to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and to participate in regular outdoor mountain hikes and picnics. But most of all, this is a home filled with the love of Jesus. Devotions, worship, Bible study, plus weekly church attendance are designed to make serious and long-lasting disciples. It is our joy to refer you to a couple of Facebook pages that will tell you more. There is an opportunity to assist with the sale of their boutique items in your country. We are glad to be able to connect with the Burba family. We would love to introduce you to them.

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About dougjohns

In 2016 Doug Johns retired from ministry in Canada to devote more time to international work and travel. He is a graduate of York Univ. (B.A.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Doug is married to Yvonne and they live in Creston, BC. They have four grown children plus eight grandchildren. Doug is a serious runner. Combined with an insatiable passion for geography from his youth, running races around the world has become a gateway for adventure. Doug started distance running at age 60. He has worked, studied, traveled, and run internationally.
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