God is awesome! We praise God for His provision and protection for our Day 1 Camp at the Romani Settlement.
We got through the first day without any incidents. We arrived early to set up the tents to provide some shade for the children while the local pastors and helpers setting up a big tarp over the side of the church to provide shade for the stage area.
We worked together and all our tents were up and can stand against some strong wind. Children started to show up at around 10:00a.m. Slowly more children from the Romani settlement show up. Then 2 mini-bus load of children arrived. As the excitement builds up, we were trying to keep the children in order.
Thank God for the local helpers and pastors. They know how to manage their children (i.e. speaking their language) God also provided body guards for us. There are a few helpers were in the front carrying big stick to "control" the crowd and block any children who got too excited and trying to come up to the stage area.
He provided a sheet of white cloud on top of our meeting area. This provided a much needed shade for us and the children so that we can carry on with our program. We have songs from us and the local praise team. The children were very excited in singing songs along with actions.
We then took a break for snack and drink. Then local pastor preached on Daniel Chapter 3. The Three friends that did not bow to idol....
Children were very excited about the sermon as we can keep hearing Amen..Amen. We have to use double translation, but we try to keep it simple and allowing mainly Ukrainian and Hungarian.
By the time we are eating lunch, the sheet of cloud is moving away. Blue sky without cloud = hot under the sun again. Time to go.