In one of his books, Parker Palmer confessed, “Community? I’ve never been there.” I can also say the same thing. I don’t really know what a community is. I don’t know very well what it means to be a part of a community. I do know, however, that I am in search of a […]
Greetings readers! My coworkers and I at La VIA are currently studying a book called How to Teach So Kids Can Learn: at Home and at School. The most recent topic of discussion was “The Pitfalls of Punishment: Alternatives That Lead to Self-Discipline.” I would like to share with you a bit of what I […]
Four years ago today five of us gathered together for the first time in a little house in Chisinau as the WMF Moldova community. We have experienced heartaches, struggles, and difficult questions that remain unanswered, yet today we are reminded of the faithfulness of God. We are reminded of his care for these vulnerable children, […]
Where is God calling us? It’s probably not to the most beautiful place on earth.
I hope this update finds you all well in the midst of a lovely autumn. I’d like to share with you some highlights from the past two months in which we have been actively running the program with the kids. Since September we have raised over 4,800 MDL (370 USD) by selling handmade greeting cards […]
As the autumn days grow shorter I have begun noticing the increasing darkness. The darkness of a horrendous accident that will affect a teenage boy for the rest of his life. The darkness of the death of the mother of four children. The darkness of an adolescent girl lost in a storm of drugs and […]
by Vitalie Diacenco Educator, A.O. La VIA/Word Made Flesh Moldova Today on my way home I found out that one of my friends who lives on the street and is sick with epilepsy and chronic alcoholism, was placed in a psychiatric hospital (or as his friend said, “in Costiujeni”). I had the misfortune to say […]
Here is a video made by some young people in Moldova, highlighting Chisinau’s beauty and life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvyVlUHtCaU
echipa noastră means “our team” in Romanian. take a look at our lovely team’s most recent group photo and celebrate with us and how much we have grown!
We have been busy this spring creating, dreaming, sewing, gluing and cutting to create more handmade greeting cards, bags and purses. We are happy to announce that we sold cards and bags at a local international school in Chișinău and made close to 200 dollars from our efforts. We are excited about this as a […]