The short story is: We are missionaries with Youth for Christ International, and this is our new team and fellow workers with Youth for Christ Romania! We're in the USA right now talking to people about what's the same, what's different, and why things changed at all. The longer story, which we're all too happy to tell, is below! In brief, go here to find out about the work being done in Romania, who we'll be working with (currently formating a new website including us*), the brief rundown from Youth for Christ International about Romania, and check back here regularly for the latest updates.
But wait, the Clinkscales are in the States? Since when? What?! Why??
I’ve found great encouragement in the story of Abram’s call to just go, as well as Jesus’ command to go, and that’s what we’ve endeavored to follow all of our adult lives. If we’ve been blessed to talk lately, you’ve likely already heard we didn’t see ourselves landing in Romania long term at the outset. But we did seek God’s guidance and watched Him wet a fleece or two on dry ground, so who were we to ask God for a 10-year itinerary before obeying?
We're in the States until December 3rd. We'd love to hear from you and set up a visit. In a fundraising trip you can't stay as long as you'd like, or see all the people you'd hope. Our lives continue despite setbacks and adjustments, and the same applies to all those we know, love, and rely on for the generosity of a place to stay. Some logistical concerns we're keeping in mind affect what our 'forward progress' looks like... so allow me to be blunt:
Our Trip Itenerary:
We want to share exactly what we've got going on, when, and where, so we can make use of the time wisely. Come back here regularly (and I'll try to do the same, as we're able!**) to see the updated itinerary and get an idea of where you might be able to fit in.***
November 28, Thursday
Thanksgiving, Pearland, Texas
December 02, Tuesday
09:00am Leave for Atlanta, Georgia
December 03, Wednesday
Fly out of Atlanta, GA to London, England, and finally Bucharest!
More to Come...
* Prior to even meeting us, the Youth for Christ Romania team was already working on creating a new and improved website. We will be on THAT site, not the old one! I have already sent our picture and a "blurb" about our life and ministry, including a link to this website, to our national director so it can be placed on the site. So when we have that site done, I will be updating our website here to include that link.
** [Don't worry if we've already set something up and it's not here–it's on my phone]
*** We will also be deleting the days and events as they pass, to the extent we're able to. This is a tool for planning our trip and letting people know what's going on, and plan MORE events. Please call David at 346-312-3621 or Rebeca at 346-302-3324 to set something up and get a more updated version of this itenerary.
Clinkscales family updates: YFCI Work–Youth For Christ International
* Please note: Links from older posts may not have been updated to coincide with domain changes.