Category: Romanian Life

Baby A Week in Our Life

A Week in Our Life

I have had several people tell me they are curious about what our normal lives look like here in Romania. Here is an overview of a week in our lives as missionaries in Craiova, Romania! Sunday On the train to Severin When we took our trip to England a few weeks ago we left our …

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By Sam A Conversation with Mihai

A Conversation with Mihai

Before we were going to talk together, I wanted to write down some thoughtful questions about their beliefs. Questions I wanted to know, questions I think others would like to know so I got my pen out and jotted them down. I wrote down questions like, “How do you explain the gospel of Jesus Christ?” …

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Baby Living My Dream

Living My Dream

Sometimes I cry. A lot. Almost every day. Sometimes I ask myself again and again what I am doing, because sometimes I have no idea. Sometimes I feel stuck in the middle of stress and there’s nothing I can do. At these times I have to slow down, stop, and remind myself that this is …

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By Julie A Brief Life Update

A Brief Life Update

Hello readers! We have fallen a bit behind on blogging, but hopefully we will be back in the swing of things soon. It doesn’t seem like we’ve been up to much lately, but here’s what has been going on in our life the past couple of weeks! This is a picture of us before setting …

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By Julie Sarmale Casserole

Sarmale Casserole

Sarmale is a quintessential Romanian food, made of a mixture of sausage, rice, and veggies wrapped in pickled cabbage. I have yet to try “real” traditional sarmale, but I make this casserole version of it almost every week. On our recent trip home I made my family a somewhat traditional Romanian meal, including two different …

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By Julie Six Months

Six Months

Six months ago I put on a white dress. Then some pretty music played and I took my Daddy’s arm and walked down an aisle. Then I made the second most important commitment of my life to the most important person in my life. “Time flies when you’re having fun,” Sam told me today. In …

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By Sam Difficulties

Difficulties

“The wives are the ones who really go through the difficulty. They are the real heroes.” I heard this statement as one man was giving a missionary report. I thought, “What do the wives do? How can they be called the heroes?” Well, after the last 4 months I am learning what he meant. Living …

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By Julie Our New Home

Our New Home

We now live in Craiova! We knew our contract for our current apartment ran out on November 3; so about two weeks before that deadline we began looking for apartments in Craiova. We did not know how quickly we would be able to find something, but thankfully we knew we could live with Sam’s parents …

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By Julie Adventures in Language Learning

Adventures in Language Learning

From homemade flashcards to learning websites to movies, books, dictionaries, and grammars, Sam and I have tried many different methods to learn Romanian. All at once. All these methods were helpful. Sam could carry on a very decent conversation in Romanian, and while I was still afraid to actually speak it I could understand a …

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By Julie Encouragement and Evangelism

Encouragement and Evangelism

“If you’re discouraged, go pass out some flyers. It is so encouraging to spread the gospel and work for God.” As Sam gave reports to congregations in America this summer he exhorted the brethren to find encouragement by working for God. Although I have not necessarily been discouraged lately, I have recently been encouraged by the …

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