Humbled and Convicted...

 

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Oh, my dear, dear blogging friends,

It is midnight here in Kentucky.  My day started with all sorts of good intentions, plans of getting packages in the mail and letters containing financial gifts to two orphanages (from Nick's foundation and our community).

I began the day early, taking the kids to school and then having a quick breakfast with Tim before he headed to work.  A breakfast I look back on now and wonder if I even really appreciated.  Warm biscuits and gravy from Dairy Queen.  Something I easily ordered and paid for without really giving it much thought.

Then I set out to tackle the remnants of the yard sale we had several weeks ago, hoping to pull together a box or two of clothes to mail to Romania as well as a box of jeans to take the area resource center to help kids in our area.

My journey had lots of little stops along the way, and at one point I checked my email to discover that pairs of shoes was another need in this country.  I called a friend who I thought may be able to help with this and stopped by her house to give her a container. 

As I set out for the post office, I wasn't sure what to expect although I had been warned that shipping would be high.

My mouth dropped when I learned that each of the boxes would cost around $115 to  mail!!!  I also learned that mailing money to another country isn't as easy as sending a friend in America a gift for their birthday or Christmas.

I came home a little discouraged and feeling as if my entire day was quickly disappearing with not much to show for it.

Tonight, I finally had a chance to get back online and as I was checking my email realized I had overlooked one from Romania with photographs.  How had that happened????????  I knew immediately that God wanted me to see the pictures tonight before I went to bed.

Earlier today I vividly remember thinking, "Do the people there really want these clothes that are not even new?  Are the clothes even worth spending that amount of money to send?  Is there anything we can do to really make life better for these precious people on the other side of the world?"

Tonight, I sit here humbled and convicted.

I received the following letter from Violeta in Romania this evening.  A letter she asked me to share with all of you.  I have not corrected any errors in grammar, because I feel that you will hear what must be a beautifully innocent and sweet Romanian accent when you read her words.  I will probably never met Violeta while on this planet.  But I feel certain that our hugs in Heaven will make up for any missed here.

Please enjoy her words and soak in her pictures.  Please pray that God will lead you to somehow get involved in this ministry and/or the Indian ministry.  I know you will be blessed by doing so.

Plans are in place now to send gifts through direct wiring from our bank to theirs.  And I plan to mail my boxes on Monday morning regardless of the cost.

MY DEAR FRIENDS,

  My dear Tammy will share you this letter with our story . My name is 

Violeta and i have 32yrs,old from Romania. We have a little

foundation here wich help poors and orphans childrens .  When my dear Tammy readed my story she told me tha she was so touched ! Why?

Becouse she have one clean- heart  for JESUS LOVE! And i believe that you my friends feel the same.

  First i wish to story you about me : I LOVE TO HELP , THIS IS MY PASSION ,THATS ME !      I LIVE FOR THAT !  I LIVE FOR JESUS AND WITH  HIS  WORD IN MY HEART ! Why i`m doing that? becouse my life is JESUS -LORD      and i live for HE `s word!

  Did you know how is to sleep hungry?? do you? i know !

I was in my childhood after tragic death of my parents  in one orphanage before democracy here in 1992 , and there for me and many kids it was one nightmare: without food, without warm ,  without LOVE . I cant find word to write how much i have been suffered there , is so hard to remember all again is overhelming for me!

   The teachers of that time used to beat us for no reason and i spended many nights without sleep becouse of fear ....... without blankets in cold rooms !

After this period i met my husband and now i have one beautiful family 2 kids one doughter 10 yrs  and one son 12 .

  We are one normal family not rich material, but rich in FAITH! 

The treasure what we have is JESUS -LOVE  and HE`s everlasting and uconditional  LOVE , and becouse of that my friends i`m telling you when you have troubles or when you feel said or lonely or you are sick my friends, our JESUS -         HE IS  ABOVE -, and HE waithing for our LOVE and our HEARTS! MY heart is for HIM forever!

  Becouse of HIM i`m so happy and i know that HE is here with me always . He deserve our LOVE forever becouse HE came to us  on earth and He showed the TRUE -LOVE , and HE died for us!

For HIM and with HIM we are trying to do something for ours poors of here. This life is short my friend and i feel that i must to do something for others ,not just for me!

  At our little foundation we have around 50 kids some of them are orphans ,some of them live in bad conditions for life: without food,water,warm,electricity.....

So my friends lets doing something and please open you hearts for this childrens , i believe always tath our LORD work on people and i know that HE will work to you hearts.

  Here is one little town many factory are closed and so much hungry here. Many mothers dont have bread many days or milk for the kids.

WE need a lot of things like clothes ,medicens ..... shoes ,milk-powder.

My dear Tammy, made two boxes full with things for this kids but on mail is so expencive for her alone,so please help her to send if you have posibility.

    Or if you want to donatte a little for exemple the prices here is :

50 cents are 2 bread for 1 -child

1  dollar is one liter of milk here.....    and many things my poors need.

Soon will be the wondeful Christmas please give a little for one poor  -child!!!  

  If you have something to give please contact my dear Tammy -Nischan ,she have my adress or to this mail:

tibivio72@yahoo.com  .

       We can do togheter a little joy to this childrens! i wish from all my heart to help them but i need help i cant alone, and here nobody wants to hear about poverty.

I called today to this project ..CHRISTMAS  FOR  HUNGRY  CHILDRENS .. GOD BLESS YOU ALLS! 

              Thank you so much with love and respect - SALCA -Violeta

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10 Comments:

Blogger Nancy B. said...

Wow! I would love to help you in anyway I can, please let me know what I can do to help you & Violeta!! God bless!

Blogger Nancy B. said...

I hope you don't mind that I posted your info & this post on my blog - hoping others will help you with this incredible cause.

Anonymous violeta said...

My dears friends , here you have Tammy adress or contact her foe me. My adress where you can help ours poors is
SALCA VIOLETA
STR: LOTUS .R: 11 BL: F9 ET: 3 AP 74 LOCALITATEA ; TURDA - ( town }

OF NR: 2
JUDETUL: CLUJ -NAPOCA - (
region)
zip mail post code :401210

ROMANIA -(COUNTRY)

Anonymous Angela said...

Wow, I'm humbled by the pictures, your story and the overall feeling of your blog.

I'm going to show the pictures to my 7 beloved blessings from above. We, so ofte, are so ungreatful. It makes me shame.

Thanks for your blog.

Blogger takemetomaui said...

Hi Tammy,
Your friend Violetta commented on my blog and referred me to yours. I was in tears, just from reading your "about me!" I have a son Nick too.

I look forward to reading more of your blog! May God bless you and your efforts to bless others. Wonderful!!!

Lisa

Blogger Leslie said...

Hi Tammy,

Violetta just left a comment on my blog, and she sent me over here. We sponsor 1 child through Compassion International, and I'm committed to trying to find a sponsor for another little boy named Andres.

I have a heart for these children but not always the financial means. I'm always trying to figure out ways I can help or how I can come up with the funds to help. If you have any ideas, please share!

After miscarrying last year, I share your pain of losing your baby. Even though I never saw mine, it's still hurts very much. I'm trying to help other moms who have gone through this.

My heart breaks for you over losing Nick, too. My own brother died from a brain tumor at the age of 10. That was a year before I was born, so I never got to meet him.

Blessings to you in all that you do! I'll be checking back to see if you are able to help Violetta and to see if there is anything I can do.

Hugs and Blessings, Leslie

Blogger Faith said...

Violeta just commented on my blog and sent me here to your blog. I am a part of a church that helps with Compassion International...I am currently serving in a ministry that supports a little girl from Central America...it is a blessing to reach out to her......I will be checking out this story and hopefully and prayerfully informing my husband about her story. We will then prayerfully consider what we might do to help.

Blessings to you!!
Faith

Anonymous Lil said...

Hello Tammy,

Violeta left a comment on my blog and referred me to your blog. I will pray about it to see how I can help.

God bless you,
Lil

Tammy,

How do you now for sure where the money goes? Sent here from Violeta.

Anonymous Violeta said...

My friends ,

the money goes on food stuffs , milk powder and bread. My sweet Tammy wired to us 100 dolars on Western Union and when we sended pictures with all the suffs .
I`m doing that for the hungryes kids of here not with negative interest ,not for me my sweet friend !!

I`m doing thath from 10 years all the peoples know me ,especialy the poors they came to my door when they need something one cloth or something , if i have i give them with all my heart !!
So who want to help contact Tammy and she will tell you what you need to do ,

have a many blesses days in you lifes my friends !
with love ,
Violeta

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