We all look forward to our Summers, because they bring much desired vacation times, family gatherings, fun trips and adventures, special moments with friends!
The ministry of JHOR is blessed to have a full and wonderful Summer, with many opportunities to reach out and make a difference in our community. Our two families with the 28 little children from Onesimus House are happy to have a break from all the school activities and daily routine. They needed a down time!
The camp in the Apuseni Mountains, led by the Christian Life School in Kenosha, WI, was awesome and life changing for the children and young people present for the week. Jaylene and Fred Hardtke came with a team of 20 students and leaders to help run the camp this July.
A group of 150 children, young people and staff were at our camp site, and we are so grateful for their sacrifice and love, as well as for the blessing of having the camp property, thus the possibility to have such activities.
It was always my dad’s dream to have a beautiful camp in the Apuseni Mountains! He loved the area since the days when my mom was a teacher in one of the villages near the town of Abrud. Today we live that dream and are humbled to see God’s plan, provision, providence throughout the years. As my dad realized many years ago, we can testify today, that having kids and youth coming to Christian Camps is an amazing
opportunity to present the Gospel and to see many of those who come, receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
This is our 3rd Summer to organize a camp and the results each year are phenomenal. We pray by next Summer the cabin will be totally finished and the living conditions in the camp will be outstanding. However, the beauty of nature there is breathtaking and compensates much for all we do not have yet.
This June we had our friends from Christian Life Center in New London, PA visit and besides the pastor’s conference and preaching in many churches, we were blessed to have a couples’ night and a ladies’ night, all prepared by pastor Jeff Lampl and his wife Kathy, as well as our dear friends Jeanne and Steve Cowan.
Donna Biette Elmore, a special needs educator and friend of JHOR came with Alexia and worked with great passion and love in all our projects, but mostly with the children and parents at Onesimus House. How important these visits are! Paul Dobria from Chicago has also been a volunteer here for 10 days and showered our children with love and attention.
I would like to thank all of you for being a part of an amazing ministry and for giving our children and JHOR such a great Summer! We thank the Lord for each one of you and pray your vacation time was a restful and refreshing one!
Blessings and love,
Ligia Iunia Dugulescu
President of “Jesus the Hope of Romania” Timisoara