Today was a shortened Bible lesson with no small groups. We went over the parable of the Lost Sheep and how the Good Shepard leaves the 99 to find the 1. After that we left for an outing to Turda Salt Mines.
These are like nothing I’ve ever seen. They are huge…and a unique combination of natural beautiful combined with man made lights and architecture. Click Here for a full 360 panorama.
First discovered in Roman times, these salt mines have been used since the 17th century. Active salt mining has been stopped in modern times, but the caverns have been repurposed for therapeutic purposes… especially for treating asthma. Doctors want people to stay down in the caves for at least 1.5 hours, so there is lots to keep people active…a play ground, ping pong, pool tables, min golf, bowling…there is even a huge ferris wheels that we got to ride. On an ever lower cavern there are paddle boats and places to sit and view a huge frozen salt “waterfall”.
It was nice and cool, and the kids had a blast climbing the stairs, taking the elevator, riding the ferris wheel and exploring the cavern.
When we got back, our team had the privilege of going over to Rei’s brother’s house for dinner and to celebrate Joyce’s birthday. Victor, their son age 10, has been attending the English Camp. We had a lovely traditional Romanian food, great fellowship, a beautiful cake and a sweet time as we exchanged prayers in our native languages.
Tomorrow is our last day of camp. It will be hard to say goodbye to these children and our Romanian translators. The children will be putting on a performance to show what they’ve learned in drama and music and to show off their art work. Please pray for a good last day and that the seeds that have been planted will grow.