It seems as though I blinked my eyes and summer was over! Why is it that summer always seems to come and go like a whirlwind? Oh what a summer we had! We finished school then Spencer and I were off to America for 2 fun filled weeks. I was able to go to Orlando, Florida to the Gospel Coalition Women's Conference. I was greatly blessed by the teaching and fellowship. I spent time with family and friends and got reacquainted with some old friends. It was such a blessed time. We got back and just a few days later Z and S were off to camp. Then we had a team of 10 Americans come from North Hills Community Church in Greenville, S.C. come and we held our 2nd annual English Summer Camp at School #6 in Lugoj. The team left Saturday and I packed up 5 out of 6 children to go to camp for a week. The 4 youngers were campers and our eldest was a volunteer. I used that week to plan out the school year. The kids came home with every piece of clothing they own dirty as dirty can be. They arrived Saturday afternoon and I had to do their laundry and get them re packed and ready to go Monday morning to Germany for the Biblical Ministries Worldwide European missionaries conference. We got off to a rough start but we got on the road finally Monday a little later then planned. We got a ticket in Austria and in Germany were pulled over by customs officials but we finally made it to our final destination on Tuesday afternoon! What a fun week of encouragement and fellowship and being challenged by fellow laborers. Our kids love this week and enjoy seeing their fellow MK friends and meeting other kids from all over Europe. This week makes them realize what a special treat it is to grow up overseas. What a community of friends our children have. We have found so much wonderful fellowship and friendship in the BMW community and feel like we are already part of their family. This was our third year attending and we have already started saving up for next year's trip! We spent an extra day coming home and planned to visit Eagle's Nest but due to the rain we went and visited a salt mine instead. We drove through the beautiful Austrian Alps and enjoyed the scenery of God's beautiful creation. We enjoyed some beautiful cool weather on our trip and now are back in hot Romania. It makes me so thankful that the summer heat is temporary and thankful that fall is just around the corner.
It really has been an action packed and fun summer. There hasn't been a dull moment. I think the only sad part is all the good byes we've had to say but it makes us thankful for all the sweet times of fellowship we can have with friends from all over! Looking forward to the day we all get to see Jesus and spend eternity with him and never ever have to say good bye again! Until that day, we'll keep pressing forward and serving Him and following Him.