Only the Beginning

The family is emotionally moved by the dedication ceremony. George, Mona, Mihai and Karyna

The family is emotionally moved by the dedication ceremony. George, Mona, Mihai and Karyna

The team made it back safely. Even though we are all back sleeping in our own beds, getting back into our normal routines, and resuming our everyday lives, a small part of us is still in Romania.

The entire group of volunteers and community  leaders pose for a final photo in from of Mihai and Mona's new home.

The entire group of volunteers and community leaders pose for a final photo in front of Mihai and Mona’s new home.

We are proud that the home that we built for Mihai and Mona is a physical reminder of our hard work. We are humbled by the small part we have played in bringing hope to a family and  community. As a group, we already shared with each other about the change this experience had made in each one of us. It is a change for the better.

The plaque on the home that will serve as a permanent reminder of our teamwork and labor of love.

The plaque on the home that will serve as a permanent reminder of our teamwork and labor of love.

But this is only the beginning. Many of our team members said that this has been a reminder to be more thankful for the many blessings that we have here in Germany. Others said that we must learn to love others and not judge them because of their appearance or circumstances. And some team members are even considering how they can make a difference in their community and other places in the world where the needs are great.

Mona with her flowers at the dedication.

Mona with her flowers at the dedication.

We all have the ability and the power to share what we have to make someone’s life better. We don’t have to wait until we are 30 years old. We don’t have to wait until we have a lot of money. We don’t have to make elaborate plans and involve a lot of people. It can begin tomorrow with a simple act of kindness or a small sacrifice to help someone in our community. As a team we hope this will encourage you and remind all of us that we can make this world a better place. The Oradea Projekt is living proof!

The AMS-BFA team with Mihai and his family in front of their new home. (not pictured - Jonathan Griesse)

The AMS-BFA team with Mona and Mihai in front of their new home.
(not pictured – Jonathan Griesse)

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One response to “Only the Beginning”

  1. Anisja Herrchen says :

    Thank you Clint, I were really happy to read your comment!🙂 I hope that we can stay in contact although the project has finished😀

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