On the train

Hey it’s the cuddle train here- Olivia, Abbie, and Taylor- giving everyone a shout from the broken down train somewhere in Romania.  After a hard time with goodbyes we are all headed to Bucuresti for our team debrief. We are all looking forward to winding down after a long week at camp. Tonight is our last night with Daniel and his team before we travel to Poland. We plan on pulling an all nighter… But who knows how that’s going to turn out. Although we will miss Romania we are ready to get back to the states. Luckily we are bringing back someone to remind us of all the good times here… His name is Joe and we can’t wait for y’all to meet him!

Hey everyone, it’s Leah! After a fantastic meal of apples and granola bars we are ready to get this train moving again! It was great getting to hang out with some of the campers yesterday before having to say goodbye to them. Our team went to the mall where most of us splurged on the most amazing candy ever and then met up with everyone at the gypsy market. The market was a lot different from what most of us expected, but it was fun none the less. The Romanian leaders had to bargain for us Americans because we had no clue what was going on. I think they did a pretty bang up job. After that we headed up to Ethos church to make sandwiches for the homeless. It was cool to see all of the campers get so excited about helping others. We formed groups and went out to deliver them. We didn’t get them all handed out… To be honest I think that we even ate some when we could find no one else to give them to, but the people who received them were really moved by the gesture. It’s sad to be saying goodbye to Romania, but I know that I now have memories that I will cherish forever.

5 thoughts on “On the train

  1. The Cuddle Train…. makes me want to ride on it for sure. I am sure it will also be the nap train.Conratulations to all of you for perservering through a tough week and for being the clay that God forms with His hands. This is one of those experiences that will be in your heart forever. Thank you all for giving so generously of yourselves. You have made a difference in the lives of people who might not otherwise have had this chance. Looking forward to seeing you all. Hang in there, and enjoy your time in Bucuresti . Shout out to “Eggs”, love you sweetie! – Dad Smiley

  2. What an awesome way to end your time in Romania! Don’t switch gears yet, fully use your time in Poland to debrief all that you just experienced. Ask God to show you the many things that he had for you on this trip that you haven’t even realized yet. Praying for a restful, fun, and productive debrief time! 🙂 Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday!

  3. Oh my goodness it is so awesome to hear from some of my favorite gals!!! 🙂 Glad you all sound great, happy and grateful! I am praying that your debrief is a well used time to listen to what God has to tell you about what you have all just experienced. Have some fun too ya know! Counting the days till Friday and praying for a safe, uneventful trip home!
    Love, Taylor’s momma

  4. Thank you for another great post. Leah, it was so nice to read a post from you! So, I usually pray for you guys after reading the blog but I just can’t stay focused as I’m too curious about Joe! Did you smuggle a Romanian? Adopt a critter? Buy a pet rock? Find a fossilized Twinkie? I can’t wait to find out! Just make sure you all get through customs as there are a lot of people who are anxiously awaiting your return on Friday! Cherish these last few days as they will be etched on your heart in a special way for years to come!
    Carol (Leah’s Mom)

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