Archive for November, 2011

Tour the Carpathian Mountains Where I Live

Children love camping in the Carpathians!


Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6FHRBBCtF0&feature=share to see Wonderful English Documentary showing the beauty of this crescent shaped mountain range. You’ll see animals both wild, and domestic (watch a sheep being milked), crafts, the people, villages, even Prince Charles who owns land and house here.

You can watch it in segments…you know – watch a little, take a break to make a cup of tea, come back and watch more later. Or set aside 47 minutes and treat your eyes and soul by viewing the breath-taking splendor of God’s handiwork!

This area is truly one of the most beautiful in the world. When God created the heavens and the earth, He displayed His magnificence and love by making Transylvania so special. — Anne

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November 7, 2011 at 9:39 pm Leave a comment

Hungarian Folk Dances in Transylvania

Local youth dancing traditional Hungarian dances at St. George Day Festival

People keep their traditions and history alive through dances. The Hungarians in Transylvania begin learning their historic dances in early childhood. You can see local children dancing at a festival in St. George at Százlábú Gyermek Néptáncegyüttes on YouTube. If you want to see and hear the professional Hungarian Adult Folk Dance Group, take a look at Háromszék Táncegyüttes on YouTube. The video begins with street scenes in my little city…with an Hungarian narrator. This group of young adults perform all over the world. We are fortunate that St. George is their home base. I get to attend their performances several times a year.

When I find traditional Romanian folk dancing on YouTube, I’ll let you know. The people in this country have many struggles, but they make their life more pleasant with their singing and dancing.

The Lord makes my life very joyful by bringing some of these good hearted people to me…to connect them with Let’s Start Talking to improve their conversational English, or to pass along good used clothing and medical supplies sent by friends in the U.S. who are intentional followers of Jesus, or to listen to them and share what God has taught me during my almost 77 years on this earth. There are many other ways that God allows me to serve the good people here. My life is full, “my cup overflows” with blessings. What a beautiful experience to learn why it is more blessed to give than to receive! Luke says in Luke 6:38, “Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back-given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.” (The Message version) — Anne

This ancient Fortress Church, built between 1100 and 1500 AD, has burial places for thousands of people who lived here. Sometimes, this inspires me to think about the question, "Where will I spend Eternity?" The real answer lis found in the New Testament in The Bible.

November 6, 2011 at 9:21 pm Leave a comment

A Total Day OFF!

God is blessing me abundantly. My energy level increases some every day. Resting twice a day is routine, but Alva, Adolf and my Romanian team members keep the work going.

I took the whole day off today! We went to a lovely, small festival in Arkus – village 1 mile from Sfantu Gheorghe. Main attractions – 3 free classical concerts – a solo violinist, a solo cellist (both had marvelous accompanists), and a pianist. All are gifted musicians. I have to say that my heart ached when I saw how worn the piano sheet music was. Anybody have classical sheet music in good condition you wish to donate to the students at the Conservatory of Music School (grades 1 – 12)?

The Austrian Kaiser pancakes with fresh wild currants, the fish soup, potato salad maybe tied for first place with the classical concerts. The weather was about 50 F, sunny to partly cloudy, no wind…so peaceful there in an ancient park with restored mansion that serves as a museum today.

The display of antique pottery, farm tools, special embroidery work, wood crafts was impressive. After 3 1/2 hours, I was bushed, but very content! Alva, Maria, Jutka, and the 3 LST Grannies for God (Rosemarie, Wanda, Patricia) had a wonderful time together. God is good…all the time! — Anne

Beautiful St. George, Transylvania, Romania

November 5, 2011 at 9:39 pm 1 comment


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