DIARY 2 Wednesday December
It is now 5
pm Romanian time so 3 pm Jersey time. My lap top seems to be working ok now.
Alex Stroie and I have just finished a hard 3 hours
doing reports on all the sponsored pensioners, young people and families
assisted by Mustard Seed Romania. I will need to correct the English etc when I
get back home as I was typing as fast as I could go while Alex dictated.
heard from Bob and Neil in the lorry that they are just approaching Szolnok so
they are only about 3 or 4 hours from here. Christine has flown over from
Jersey and should have met Victor at the airport at Budapest by now and be on
the road to come here. We hope that they can meet up with the lorry and escort
the lorry here as the timing should work out about right – the car goes faster
but the lorry is well ahead so the timing should be just about perfect.
and I travelled yesterday we noticed how poor the road surfaces are in places
in Romania – especially what I call the “back road” and the road to Arad which
is the way we must come to Cefa. The pot holes are
unbelievable!! Alex spoke of vehicles breaking wheels or suspension if they hit
them too hard.
and I got up really late – it will have to be earlier tomorrow as unloading is
scheduled for 8 am – that’s 6 am Jersey time!
now 8 elderly ladies at Casa Mabel and it is a happy place. There are the 4 we
had previously met – Maria’s daughter has moved in too – although younger in
her sixties she is disabled after a stroke and being widowed was very lonely as
her children were away. Since moving to
casa Mabel she is much happier and her health is improving. She is a lovely
lady, who speaks good English and both Phil and I have enjoyed talking to her.
morning it was lovely to see one of the elderly ladies preparing vegetables to help Nelu
There was a good atmosphere , laughter and
conversation. We are learning the names of the new ladies and a bit about them.
All in all I am very very happy with what has been
We have not
heard any more from Flori yet but expect that she
will soon be in Bucharest for surgery tomorrow we believe. We must continue to
pray the surgery is successful as otherwise her life expectancy is short; she
is a very special person who has endeared herself to all who know her.
It is now
8.30 pm and still no sign of Christine. Bob and Neil
have been in touch to say they have been delayed and will probably not arrive
till 10.30 pm.