On October 5th, the fourth generation of girls moved into the girl's transition house. There are four girls, two from Alexandria and two from Galati. They are lovely girls....very obedient and so excited to learn new things. During the first week, they learned all about our house and how things work. They also had their first recorder lesson, which they were so excited about! They will hopefully be performing a song for our Thanksgiving celebration. So, without further adieu, may I introduce you to the 2009/2010 transition house girls!
Catalina is from the girl's orphanage in Alexandria. She turned 26 years old last Sunday. We celebrated her birthday by coming in to Bucharest for church and then had a cake and presents out at Snagov when we returned from church. She finished school a couple years back and had been living in the school in Alexandria (not a very good situation). She is very docile and sweet, yet at the same time very boyish in the way she has her hair cut and in the way she dresses. She is very helpful around the house and is always the last one to help finish a task.
Silvia is also from the girl's orphanage in Alexandria. She finished school last February. She is a girl in every sense of the word. She loves to dress like a girl and spends at least a half an hour in the bathroom every evening. The other day when I told the girls we were going to have guests, she and two of the other girls went up to their room and made themselves up complete with makeup and cute clothes.
Mihaela is fromGalati and comes not from the orphanage but from a family. She gave birth to her son about 8 months ago and heard about our program from a missionary friend in Galati. She heard that we were going to be offering classes to learn haircutting and wants to make a better life for her and her son. So, she applied to our program. Her mom is taking care of her son during this year while she lives at our house. She is a believer and is so excited to share Jesus with others. She also loves to speak English and can't wait to learn all of the secrets from Sanda in the kitchen.
Andreea is also from Galati. She is a delight and joy to always be around. She always has a smile on her face, a song coming from her mouth, and a super attitude. She is yearns to learn new things and is accepting of everyone. Andreea has three sisters in Galati and has spent a lot of time with a missionary family in her hometown. She is excited to learn to play the piano. She speaks English quite well, loves Jesus and is eager to share her faith with others.