CERI Kids Moldova

Welcome - This blog is about helping teenagers and young adults in the country of Moldova who have been discharged from government operated orphanages. They need help learning to live safely on their own, mentoring, getting more education (above the 9th grade), finding jobs and making good decisions. For more information go to http://www.cerikids.org/

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sandy and I arrived safely (with all our baggage - answered prayer) last night (Friday). We were very tired after about 24 hours in route and a little wasted time turning back to Atlanta for a mechanical problem. It's always an adventure. No, problem, that just reduced our lay over in Frankfurt from 8 hours to 3 (yawn). Saturday we journeyed to down town Chisinau for the obligatory picture in front of Stepan Cel Mare (15th century version of Geo Washington). I also made time for a cup of coffee at my favorite little cofffe shop and some people watching. Team members from Texas (Miriam, Misty, Kim and Bobby) got here tonight (Saturday). We had a wonderful dinner together at the IMB Mission Team House (guest house). It was Sandy's birthday so we had a cake, with a candle, and sang to her, of course. Tomorrow we go to church and prepare for the camp. We are all very excited about the camp and how each of the youth will respond the theme of Viata de Succes (success for life). This is a very important and difficult time for them. Many will be finishing their schools and completing their CERI transitional program with us. Jobs and independent living responsibilities are before them - do you remember how that felt? It is getting late and I have made enough type-o's. Good night (noapta buna) and God bless.


  1. Hi Tony,

    Leg 1 CHECK!! Give Petru my love and at least a challenge at chess. Our prayers are with the whole team!
    Carrolyn Barloco

  2. Happy birthday, Sandy!

    Glad to hear of your safe arrival. Praying over your day of preparations tomorrow

  3. Prayers are with you all & God's blessings will shine through your team.

    Happy Birthday, Sandy!

    Susan McCown

  4. I am so glad y'all arrived safely! Happy birthday Sandy! We were blessed today at Westchester to hear Will singing! You have a very talented son. We're praying for y'all and the youth you will be impacting for GOD!
    Wendy (and Eric)

  5. Praying. Love to you both!

  6. Praying for you guys, happy birthday Sandy!