Anca and Daniela L., the sisters of Delia L. who joined our family in 2018, come from a family well-known to our ministry. Their family home had always been open to our teams whenever we used to visit the nearby villages to help the families in need. Aurica, their mother, insisted that she fed everyone that came through, regardless of the number of people. She was a hard working sister in Christ, and was our contact person for different situations that our brothers and sisters were confronted with in the villages surrounding Tudor Vladimirescu. Moreover, she used to travel with us every time to personally visit the families in need and pray with us over them.
She was a role model not only for her fourteen children but also for us and every other person that met her. She kept an impeccable house, always made sure she had cooked food for her family, and all the visitors that came by, and her storage room was full of homemade jars of jams, preserves, vegetables for winter, and so much more. Always faithful, always grateful, she worked day by day to make sure she was a wife, a mother and an example to all, according to what Christ taught us to be.
The month of February, 2017 was when we received the terrible news. Following a massive stroke and months in a coma, the Lord had taken Aurica home and into eternal rest. The news was so sudden that most of the people could not even believe it. Eight of her fourteen children were still living at home, the youngest being only six years old. With the father at work all day trying to make ends meet, his children were left alone, with no one to help them. The older girls, teenagers themselves, had to take the maternal role for the younger ones. It was after a few months that the father, a hard-working individual working two shifts, realized that he would not be able to raise the children by himself and assist them in attending high school, the closest being almost 20 miles away.
Although having learned so much from their mother and trying their best to keep the house in place, it was soon obvious that the older girls were doing all this at the cost of their own well-being, often times putting school on a secondary place and heading towards completely giving up their education.
When their father asked for our help, we immediately started working with local authorities to get the approval to welcome the sisters to our orphanage.
All three sisters have adjusted very quickly to our center and have are exceptional role models to the younger girls. The girls started high-school in 2018 and are showing huge improvements with each passing day. For now, their desire is to become nurses.
Both Anca and Daniela, just like Delia, have learned from their mother to tend to all types of chores around a house and are always helping our staff with cleaning, cooking, mending clothes, etc.
Anca plays the guitar and Daniela the block flute in our orchestra. Please pray for these sisters; despite having lost their mother, mentor and role model, we believe that our Lord can fill the void in them and that a testimony of His Love and Sovereignty will arise from all these events.
The light of their mother shines through her daughters and oftentimes we are the ones being encouraged by their unmovable faith in God. We thank you for giving us the chance to help these young girls continue their path to maturity, making sure that they lack nothing and that they always have someone to rely on.