Hello Dear Family & Friends,
It has been a tough year spiritually and physically but once again God is pulling us through!
All the children are well physically, within their disabilities and continue to push us on by showing how God works through them and you.
We have not found the help God had planned for us until we were enlightened. We should always wait on Him, I pushed a situation that was all wrong. As we age we realize the children will outlive us, all we need is for you all to stick with us till we go home to Him.
While I was in ICU, I had 2 visitors from Ireland & Italy, (they broke all rules to get in) they promised when the time comes, they will care for our children! They are true Christians who dedicate their lives as we have.
The hospital in Bucuresti said I am a "walking miracle" and our children are amazingly healthy, always have been, that is the real miracle. The 48 children we have raised has given us a wonderous, exciting & fulfilled 26 years so far!
Please continue to help this mission prosper!
From His Fields of Harvest!
Bruce & Sandie Tanner
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PO Box 61
Greenville, OH 45331
May 25As I again wind down my stay here in Romania I will say as always, it is bitter sweet. It wouldn't be truthful to say I don't miss home. I do, but, I will miss being here too. I was born 66 years ago on Sand Mountain , New Home Community . I never thought life would take me this far. I can tell you about the beauty of the Grand Canyon . I can attest to the majesty of the Eiffel Tower. I can tell you of the beauty of Prague and Vienna . I have seen the Sun rise out of the Atlantic and have watched it sink back into the Pacific. I have gazed at Hippocampus and lions and elephants in Africa. All this said, I count it yet a greater blessing to watch, Florintin do needle point, Costell paint works of art, Gelu sitting in his room making beaded articles, because he can't get to workshop. I could name them all but I just call them the kids of Tanner Romanian Mission. I indeed can leave this world one day and of course see yet a place that makes any other pale in comparison . I will meet then the creator of all I have ever seen and more. But, to make it all the more beautiful I will see all these guys and gals there too, without any restraints . I am far more blessed than I could ever be, a blessing . If you ever get a chance to go, and be exactly in God's will, do it for there remains no greater blessing than to be, right there.
Everyone at the mission took a break from the summer work to have a picnic in the park in the nearby city of Tecuci. We loaded up 3 vehicles with residents, food and games! We played a few games, girls against boys. The girls were the big winners, but fun was had by all. When it was time to eat we spread out the blankets for some sandwiches and fresh watermelon. It was a lovely day spending time in fellowship with the whole mission!
It seems my winter newsletters have been wiped from this site :(
But Spring is here, Easter behind us PRAISE GOD HE IS RISEN, and we move on to the planting and growing of this years harvest.
Our Outreach program has seen Anca come into her own! Not only does she join Shannon on the delivery of food, furniture, med supplies and more...she has begun sharing the Word in the Park at Tecuci, passing out pamplets and asking passerbys if they will stop a moment to hear a message!!! So proud of her, of course Tata is within eye watching that Anca is not bullied or harmed in any way. God in His wisdom is also at her side so that has made her quite successful!
Good evening everyone!
Christmas is over and New Years parties are a memory which started me thinking of the early years here.
The suffering seems unbearable in those early years and it is hard to sit around the table each night and remember what each child went through, most have no memories or have blocked them out.
For our adult kids we see no way to assimilate them into society, there are no jobs available for so called normal men and women. We have our workshop, friends in Italy and Ireland sell all goods for them. The residents then get a small salary. Anca also works with Shannon on the outreach program that now cares for nearly 300 people! It keeps them on the run passing out donated clothing from Italy and Lee helps with the massive food shopping! They love the Lord and their calling. Thank you God for their help!
And God bless you all for the prayers that are so obviously working!
From His Fields Of Harvest,
Bruce and Sandie Tanner