Monthly Archives: October 2013

Nefarious I: Merchant of Souls

Tonight at Liberty Center, a couple Romanian anti-trafficking groups joined together to rent the theater and show the documentary Nefarious I: Merchant of Souls.  I found out about it just this afternoon and had a bunch of things to do–I had a bunch of posters to put up and am in the middle of packing for my move tomorrow–but this is one movie I knew I had to see.  (When I first heard about it two or three years ago, I knew I had to see it.  But by the time it finally came near me, I had moved to Romania.)

My initial response was feeling overwhelmed, disgusted, hopeful, angry, helpless, hurt, guilty… all at the same time.  It was a wild ride of emotions for sure as the documentary went all across the globe talking with all sorts of people, from former victims and traffickers to government officials and “johns.”  The stories were heart-wrenching.

Humans are created as royalty, children of the greatest King, but look at what we do to each other….

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Wheat Paste… Mmm Mmm Good!

Yesterday, we picked up a massive order of posters from FastPrinting–which, if you’re in Bucharest, is a great resource for truly fast printing, by the way.  Having already spent a fortune on tape to put up other posters, Jessie thankfully found an awesome alternative:  wheatpaste!

It’s sticky, cheap, and (best of all) TASTY!

Tomorrow’s the big test, though.  We’ll be heading around by Politehnica University to put up the posters.  With the rainy weather, we’ll really get to find out if wheatpaste is all it’s cracked up to be.

On the plus side, if the paste doesn’t work, we can always just eat it.

Anyhow, if you wanna make your own cheap and edible glue, you can find instructions for wheatpaste here at destructables.org.  Have fun!  And bon appetit!

(P.S. Make sure to add the cool flower/water mixture slowly to the hot water or it’ll end up really chunky like mine.)

Numai Prin Harul Tau – Sunny Tranca

As soon as I heard Sunny Tranca’s music, my heart went, “Oh, yeah!  This is worship!”  In Bucharest, it’s been hard to find good worship, free, expressive, heartfelt, passionate, clap-able and dance-able.  The best we’ve found has been at Raul Vietii–who always seem to stop right when they get *almost* to the point of a real, free heart connection to God during worship–and Elim.  And, of course, Piatra Vie!  (No bias here.  😀 )  (And, actually, we’re a long ways from where we want to be…  God, send us worshipers and musicians!)

I had begun to think Romanians just don’t understand what it means to worship passionately and freely.

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Prayer Letter – October 2013

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