Sunday 18th august
One year on from our memorable YSTM18, it was time to embark back to Romania (Constanta) for YSTM19, with our newly assembled youth team. With a slow Saturday morning meet at Heathrow, we made our way to Bucharest, and then on to Constanta by coach. We arrived past midnight at one of the YWAM bases after our exhausting journey and were all feeling slightly hungry, but thankfully Ollie brought out pot noodles for us all to eat. Similar to last year, the close living quarters instantly posed to us our first challenge, however due to our tiredness we all went to sleep like babies.
On Sunday, it was our orientation day where we spent time settling in to our new conditions. Some of our team started off by going shopping for lunch and then later on Louisa (our missionary friend from CCiL) came to give us a taste of the local area. We managed to see the old town port, historic casino and even catch an ice cream break. Unsurprisingly Ryan dropped his. To cool off the day and refocus on our mission trip, we went around the community for a prayer walk and plan for the week ahead. Tomorrow we will be going to YWAM Worship and meeting the King’s Kids Youth Group.
We’re grateful for how God has been showing his love for us and working within our team to endure any hurdles we’ve had so far. Thanks again to everyone who has been praying for us! We’ll be posting daily updates here from different team members, and some vlogs (video blogs) too!
Saturday 17th August
Welcome to our team blog!
Our team of 10 youths and 3 leaders is now here in Constanta, Romania. Over the next 10 days we’ll be working with Youth With a Mission (YWAM), where our church supports Louisa Cheung as well as Hazel & Titus Short.
We’ll be spending a few days with King’s Kids Youth Group, having games, fellowship and sharing with the teenagers, followed by a few days of reaching out to the Roma community known as ‘Henri Coanda’, with activities and Bible lessons for a group of the children and sports and crafts open to all.
Thanks for praying with us! We’ll be posting daily updates here from different team members, and some vlogs (video blogs) too!