Bags are getting packed, furniture has been sold, our kiddos are sleeping on mattresses on the floor. The upcoming move to Romania is starting to get real! June 12-13 we had a huge garage sale and were able to sell most of our furniture including our dressers and bed frames. We are praising the Lord for a successful sale that raised some money to help us move and allowed us to really downsize our possessions. Getting rid of so many things has made us realize even more how important it is to store up treasures in heaven and not on earth!
Our current departure date is July 16. Please pray that borders will open and travel restrictions will be lifted so we will be able to go to Romania. We may have to delay our move once again depending on what the travel restrictions are in Romania and the rest of Europe. The Lord is in control and we trust that His timing is perfect. We truly appreciate your prayers during this time of preparation! Please pray for safety in travel, protection from sickness, and that the Lord would prepare the way before us helping us to transition to life in Romania. Three things that we will need when we get to Romania are: a house to live in during training, a vehicle that can carry our entire family, and a language teacher to help us learn Romanian. Thank you for lifting us up in prayer as we step out in faith to follow the Lord’s calling.
We hope and pray that the peace of Christ that passes understanding will fill your hearts during this turbulent time in our nation! May the Lord bless and keep you!
In Christ ~ the Stones
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”