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It’s raining hope

September 21, 2012

Cailin Puraci came to Romania to serve at the Navobi Sports Club through the gifts she has, and that is to play soccer and be a witness for girls who do not know God. It’s a big sacrifice. There were many things I foresaw as being challenging for us. But the biggest problem we actually had was hitting a very complicated bureaucracy to obtain her residence and work permit.

We had information that changed every time I went to Immigration. We were also given conflicting information about how to legitimize her as a soccer player in Romania. Costs are skyrocketing. I tried all possible ways to find solutions to legitimize her, but I failed. We hit too many obstacles. Both Caitlin and us, as a Club, seeing all doors closed, have resigned and took things as they were – Caitlin should return home in October. But two nights ago, I woke up suddenly at 2.30 am. I had this thought that would not let me sleep.

“What do you want to do with Caitlin?” “Well, I said, I want her to play in the Navobi team” “Okay, then, get her papers done!” “But, you know … I tried, it’s hard” “What was it that you asked of Me?” “Well, I asked for rain! (Zechariah 10:1)” “Then do the papers!”

After that, I could not sleep at all and in the morning we started the process all over again. We got her green card, medical papers, work contract and with all these, Iliuta (the assistant coach) went to Bucharest. After a long battle with the Soccer Federation, we finally managed to get Caitlin officially and legally on the team for the game we had last Saturday!

Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone. (Zechariah 10: 1)

Caitlin is the 4th on the middle row (from left to right)

Caitlin has no 11

About the Author:

“Adrian Ambrosie is part of Eclesia Church (Iasi, Ro), the President of Charity Cup Europe and the one of the founders of  the Sports Club Navobi. In the last 11 years, he has been actively involved in leadership forming activities of Charity Cup.”

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