Noapta Buna

Hello y’all, you guys, etc….(politically correct for yankee’s and southerners) This trip has been awesome. We are almost done with the beds, finished two room floors, visited the infant orphanage and spotted the elusive Moldovan Rickshaw(photos to come later, yes… you have to come back). We have really worked hard and are planning to have a little fun with the … Read More

Out with the old, in with the new…

We had breakfast at 7 am this morning…pancakes, cereal, fruit, yogurt. We are not short of food here at Sasha and Lucia’s house. I can assure you of that! We headed out to the orphanage to continue working on our 180 beds. We finished assembling most of the beds and began carrying mattresses and mattress covers over to the dorms. … Read More

Miss Moldova 2005

Hi, this is Ashley. I’m posting under Emily b/c I don’t yet have a subscription to this blog stuff. So, this has been a really great week so far. Our team is kicking some construction booty. I know today we completed around 120 beds, which is well over half of our goal. We’ve been sealing the wood piece by piece: … Read More

Fields of Gold

Although it’s after one in the morning, I feel a need to be able to share with everyone possible just how beautiful a thing is happening here in Moldova. Of course, I’m biased… keep that in mind. As team one was preparing to leave we visited the largest orphanage in Moldova, which is where Sweet Sleep began and is still … Read More

Good progress…

Team 2, Day 2. First of all our last two team members arrived safe and sound last night. We got an early start this morning. Bill and Tom (Bill & Ted’s excellent adventure anyone?) started on the floor in one of the rooms. Jen went to get more stain, brushes, gloves, etc as we set up for the day. When … Read More

Varnish or Tarnish?!

Well, everyone, Team 2 finally arrived last night…minus two members. John and Laura were using free miles, so they went a different route. They had to spend the night in Budapest…oh, darn! Jen and Dorel are on their way to pick them up now. Yesterday, Jen, Shawn, Christina, Mihai, and I…and some others (I’m being lazy) went to the Jesus … Read More

Team #2 – headed for Moldova 06-25-2005 

Goodbye’s, new sites, and covert operations…

Hello all! We left Falesti yesterday about 1:30 pm. We were all very sad and so were the kids, It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. But I have so many wonderful memories…I go to bed at night with those children’s faces and voices in my mind. The last thing my Mihai said to me … Read More


That’s “hello” in Romanian! It’s Rhonda! It’s my first time to blog on here. I have 5 minutes left on my computer and it will take 4 for this post to upload. Just wanted to say hello to everyone and thank you for the prayers. We have so many stories to share and pictures to show off! I am missing … Read More

Until the cows come home…

I feel like that’s how long it takes for this internet to come! It’s so slow, and we’re being eaten with mosquitos, so this will be quick. We are having a wonderful time, but we’re definitely learning patience and flexibility. Tonight we brough 160 pizzas to the camp for the kids (it takes almost an hour and a half). They … Read More