Meet Our Staff!
The Stafford Family
Aaron grew up in a small town in northern California. Ana was born and raised in the heart of Romania. In 2002, God brought us together from opposite sides of the world and we began working together at Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In 2007, after a very long and hard adoption process, we joyously welcomed our precious daughter, Emma, into our lives.
Read about our Adoption Miracle!
In February of 2007, full of anticipation and excitement and holding a huge folder of papers, we walked through the doors of the our local government adoption agency and applied for our adoption. We did not have any expectations of gender, race, eye color, hair - nothing. The only expectation we had was that we would someday soon take home a baby that we would love and raise as our own...
The Stoltzfus Family
God has blessed our ministry with a great team. In the past year, our team has grown to eight members!
Meet Arlen, Jette, Hannah, Rebecca, Ana, Aaron, Cristina, and Tanja and Miream (not pictured).
Arlen (from Pennsylvannia, USA) and Jette (from the Netherlands) along with their two beautiful daughters Anna-Sophie (4) and Louise (2) joined the Living Well team this year. They came to Romania from the Netherlands and have been working in several ministries here. Jette's focus is mainly with the Orphan ministry, visiting abandoned and sick babies in the hospital every week, while Arlen's heart is in training and discipling young Christians. He also has been blessing young guys from different orphan homes by playing football (soccer) with them on Saturday mornings.
Tanja came to Romania from Finland. Her hope is to serve with Living Well for at least this next year. She is involved in the ministry with the abused and abandoned children. One of her passions is to help people discover their true potential, value and identity. Working in Living Well, gives her a great opportunity to do this.
Cristina is from right here in Cluj. While she is the leader of another ministry, she is also actively involved in the Living Well ministry. On Wednesday evenings she is doing child care for the Support Group for adoptive parents. Cristina has a great heart for children and it is easy to see that they feel her love.
The STAFFORD Family
LIVING WELL Romania
-Helping to bring God's restoration to Romanian families
A ministry with Youth With a Mission, Cluj-Napoca, Romania