Friday, June 8, 2012

Jenna in Romania

 My cute granddaughter, Jenna, went to Romania for a semester abroad with BYU.   While there, they worked in the orphanage in the morning and the hospital in the afternoon.  They also went to classes one of which was studying Romanian.  During their stay they got to do quite a bit of traveling and in fact before coming home after the study was over, Jenna and a few of her fellow students got to travel to London and Ireland.

Meanwhile, back home waiting for her sister to return from school, this cute granddaughter, H, had a plan.  The girls in her Young Women's Group wanted to do something for the children in the orphanage.  They decided to have a fund raiser.  All of the girls in her group got orders for desserts one week at church and the following Saturday they baked and baked and baked.  Deliveries were made on Sunday and the girls earned A Lot of money.  I can't remember exactly, but it was over $500.00.  That is a lot of money.  Lana collected the money and put the money into Jenna's account.  Jenna then went shopping and bought lots of books as well as some toys for the orphanage, which the head nurse had requested.  You can just imagine how excited the children and the nurses were when the gifts to them were delivered.  The children were down to one book and the staff even threw that one away the week before because it was so tattered.  I am so pleased with this wonderful project.  What a great idea and what a joy these girls have provided to so many.

1 comment:

Tera said...

What a wonderful experience for all of the young women and also Jenna.