Preaching the Gospel
Helping the poor
Gateway to Hope operates the Rasa Family Centre, a place of love and healing for abused and abandoned women and children.
One Incredible Week!
Saturday, September 2, 2017
I want to share with you how your prayers and support for us is impacting lives…. And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58: 10-11.
After 2 years of building the Rasa Family Center, we have welcomed 2 precious little abandoned babies into our home - Ana-Maria and Eric. Oh what a gift they are to us and we love them dearly! What a joy to bless them with a baby room full of love, warmth, peace and safety! The last few days have been full of sunshine as we introduce to them nutritious food, a clean bed, a warm bath, new clothes, and a walk in a stroller enjoying the outdoors.
Continue to pray for us at the Rasa Family Center as we learn how to deal with many new situations and care for these little ones. We have hired a nanny, Mihaela, as well as Emilia with her husband, Vali to help with our ministry. There are many new challenges, but we know we are in God's plan and hands as we forge ahead with this important ministry!
Today we received our 2nd shipment of donated goods from Norway! What an amazing blessing as we receive so many items needed for the center from clothing, baby supplies, furniture, linens, and so much more! God is our wonderful provider in every way!
The Rasa Family Center is starting to look like a home as we receive furniture, put up pictures, create wonderful smells in the kitchen and hear the children playing! In the past few weeks I have been starting to furnish my Sewing Room - getting it all ready for teaching girls and women some life skills. I received several sewing machines from Norway and a bundle of fabric, supplies and accessories to get started in the near future.
One of my greatest joys in my sewing room is creating things to help new moms. My baby bed business is booming as many moms are having babies! I am enjoying making my new creation of Baby Beds called Wrapped in Love for all the new moms who need a safe place for their newborns to sleep in. Included with the bed are Pampers, a handmade blanket or quilt, sleepers, onesies, and a soft toy. We were delighted to give one of these special gifts to some dear friends of ours who just had a baby girl.
We are truly blessed and love serving the Lord in Romania!
God bless you all,
Darcey & Reinhard