by Mihaela “Miha” Indries
In life we often sit and wonder about the meaning of us being where we are. We wonder if the decisions we have made so far are good ones, or if they could have been better. However, this is not what we are called to do. As children of the King, we are called to action. We are called to do something, anything really, and do it with love, compassion, grace, patience, etc. My pondering of life, brought me to Oradea. It brought me to serve with the most fragile of society. The children left by their parents and raised by the state. The children that did not experience love, compassion, grace, patience, and somehow they are supposed to show all these affections to their children. So this is why I am writing. I am writing to bring awareness, to stir up the desire for someone to be part of this project. The desire to be love, to be compassion, to be grace and to be patient.
With SoarRomania I have the opportunity to work with girls that find themselves in crisis. Not just any crisis, but one of great trouble. They are alone, and find themselves pregnant with a desire to keep their baby and to somehow show their baby the love they never really experienced. So begins the story of many of our girls. At this time we have 2 girls, Alina and Felicia. Both of them have been blessed by God in tremendous ways, one of these ways being that they are both mothers, and they have the most adorable little girls ever.
In my work with the girls I feel that I am often the one benefiting. Without even realizing they are making me be a better person. They push me to be a better Christian. We discuss everyday occurrences and together we get to learn and grow. We struggle with the daily care for the babies, but together we learn and grow. We struggle with work and school issues, but together we learn and grow. We often struggle with everyday household chores, but once again with grace and patience we learn and grow together.
Despite the struggles there is growth. It is almost like birthing pains. They are strong awful, however in the end we get to experience great joy. So it is with our young mommies. They experience growth pains. Sometimes this pain is expressed in frustration, in rebellion, or anger, but at the end of the day, growth has taken place and together we can see God’s grace over and over again.
I am thankful for all that faithfully help our ministry so that we can learn and grow together. And as we go on, I rely on God’s faithfulness and care.
“If you are pure and upright, surely now He would rouse Himself for you and restore your righteous estate. Though your beginning was insignificant, yet your end will increase greatly” – Job 8:6-7
Many see these girls as being insignificant, yet in God’s eyes they are of great value. Praying God will open their eyes so that they can see this great value and be drawn closer and closer to the One that truly loves.