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-Aden and Ruth Knepper
Hello friends and family!
Winter is always a slower time of year in Romania for everyone. The cold and snow really prohibit what can be done during these winter months. We were blessed however to have a beautiful few days this past week where it was warm enough to get out and have a BBQ in celebration of Ruth's birthday. We are all looking forward to things warming up and being able to do more. We as a team have started putting together what this up coming Spring and Summer will look like. We're excited for the various teams and people that are wanting to travel and be apart of kid's outreaches, youth events and a possible conference. It's always an encouragement for us to have people come and be a part of what God is doing here in Romania. We want God's wisdom and leading in what we are going to be busy with during the warmer months.
While we wait for the warmer weather we have still been able to meet with teens on a weekly basis thanks to the new building we have in Valeni. It is a blessing to see how the relationships between the different “kids” have changed and grown closer. Pray the Lord would use us to reach these kids here. When the weather has been clear there have also been different work projects in Valeni. At the moment we are in the process of fixing up the cellar into a bedroom so there's a place to stay when needed. Things have come along way with the building in Valeni but there is still a good bit of work to be done to make the building more useful for meeting in.
The 18th of this month our little girl is going to be 3 months old! Eliana has been such a joy for us! We are wanting to make a trip over to the States this Spring so that family there can finally meet her. We have family in the North and South of both East and West coasts as well as friends and churches that support us and we would love to be able to see everyone. However, it's been difficult trying to figure out how we could do that with the time and money we have. At the moment our tentative plan is to get to Ohio and spend time with my parents and family there unless the means come available to do more. If you would like to help us out financially with this trip it would help us to decide what we can do and when we can do it. Paypal is the fastest and most direct way to get funds to us but you can also give through our missions organization, Saving Grace World Missions. Both methods for how to give can be found on the “Support Info” page of our website, notbysight.org.
We thank you all for your love and support for us here in Romania! We love to hear from our friends around the world so please feel free to send us an email or message anytime! For those of you in the States we hope to have the chance to visit with you when we are able to!
Aden, Ruth and Eliana
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