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The Bridge Coffee House Renovation

When The Bridge first opened in 2004, it really was a one-of-a-kind coffee house for Beiuș. Not only did we not serve alcoholic drinks or allow smoking, it looked completely different. Inspired by Panera bread, Whitney Forsyth (started out as a mission team member, and is now REMM family) painted a giant mural of stylized cookies and cupcakes with steaming cups of coffee. It spanned a whole wall, top to bottom, with booths cushioned right against it. While you enjoyed a piece of cake, you could stare at the wall and find new bit of art every time. The mural was colorful and cheery; with splashes of yellow, green, blue, and orange. The rest of the coffee house carried this theme with bright r

The Bridge Coffee House

Years ago, I was a missionary kid gleefully translating for American mission teams however best I could (which to be honest, I’m not sure how much better my Romanian is now). I remember looking forward to each evening. After teams worked long and hard helping people and completing projects, we’d go to town and eat ice cream. This evening ritual was a fun way to get to know the teams better and it was, as I noticed, a nice place for people whom we’d just met on the mission field to come talk more with the Americans. Sometimes they’d talk about football, sometimes it got spiritual. So we’d all walk from the clinic to a cafe with a terrace that wicker chairs and tables set under a canopy Coca C

The Miracle

A picture is worth a thousand words, here are two pictures. Pami and Gabi, sisters and two of The Great Eight at Casa Josef, received educational visas in December to study in Oklahoma. The girls will remain there to complete their junior and high school careers. Their host family, the Seiberts, have been coming to Beiuș on mission trips since 2005. How truly remarkable is that?!

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