Pittsburgh Project 2010

Romania 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Oh gosh. It's 2:15am here. I had hoped to blog a lot tonight, but time didn't allow. We got back from Bradatel (the camp) at about 6pm. The entire group headed to the mall for pizza, and then some last minute shopping for souvenirs. We didn't get home until after 10, and then the group spent three and a half hours in a time of encouragement. Rather than do encouragement books this year as we have in the past, we spent time encouraging each other as a group, and with someone in the proverbial hot seat, the group spent time and encouraged each individual about who they are, how they are gifted, and the impact they made on the trip. We only made it through about half of the team in that time. We started with two of our Romanian friends (Paul and Christi) and Dwight. We then continued by blessing one team member at a time. It was an incredibly rich time. Tomorrow morning, we will be going to "church" in Dwight's backyard. We'll spend some time in God's word, in worship, in prayer, and continue our time of encouragement with the team. Pray for safe travel. I'll try and post some more tomorrow.



  1. Every time we think of all of you we pray for God's blessing on the work you are doing for the Kingdom both spiritually and physically; good sleep, health and safety in travel! You have been such a wonderful blessing, Micheal! Thanks for all you're doing to shepherd and disciple these kids! Sheila Buehler

  2. Praying that all of the final arrangement's as you prepare to leave, work smoothly for the team. Have a safe trip home.

    Rick Herter

  3. Hi team,

    Your blogging is so wonderful...I hope you all know how much those of us back home appreciate it. From poetry to baptism, God is resonating through all of you and I am so humbly grateful that you are willing to share your experiences. Thanks, Michael, for providing the "backdrop" to we can contextualize some of this rich and meaningful blogging. Lexy Lou, I can't wait to see you!!


  4. Jordan & Team,
    Praying for a safe trip home for your final leg of the trip. See you soon :)
    Love, Mom & Dad

  5. Praying for a safe, smooth trip home and a good transition back. Miss you and can't wait to see you, Bri.