Glittr is a program to inspire and encourage teenage girls in Romania as they grow in their faith.
Glittr is for girls ages 13-18 and is led by women that aim to honor Christ as they offer support and guidance. As women, we all remember what life was like as a teenage girl. Adolescence brings its own stress and unique pressures.
Our heart is to model what it means to be women of God and for each girl to know God loves them and has a purpose for their life!
„The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:5
We inspire and encourage girls through…
→ Monthly Events
We create an environment where girls feel safe, welcomed, loved and encouraged. We speak on different topics that are relevant to teenage girls today and help them learn more about God and how to cope with daily decisions or struggles in life. We address the topics in creative ways – music, videos, small groups, discussion, and speakers. It is encouraging to see girls from different schools, churches, or organizations come together and have fun while making new friendships.
→ Small Groups
A glittr small group consists of an adult leader or leaders and girls of similar age (ages 13-15, 16-18) who meet in various locations (church, home, community center, other). The group meets at least once a month (suggested weekly or every 2 weeks). This is a time for girls and women to connect and talk about the issues girls are facing today.
There are many girls that wish they had someone to help guide, encourage, and answer the many questions they have about life. As glittr, we see the importance for women to come alongside teenage girls in Romania and offer support, hope and love. This naturally happens in our small groups.
→ Online Christian Resources
Everyday we post quotes or scripture, videos or news articles that are encouraging and easy for girls to share. Our desire is to share more and more with each other, as we learn and grow together.
Where are you from: USA
Education: Bachelors Degree – Youth Developmental Studies
Favorite thing to do: laugh
Favorite food: Nachos
Favorite Quote or Bible Verse: Romans 8:38-39 – For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
If you could do anything, what would you do: what I am doing now 🙂 Or a professional singer
Why are you involved in glittr: I believe it is important to pour into the next generation and give them opportunities to learn and grow in their faith. As an older woman, I know what being a teenager was like and all the pressures it brings, so I want to be available to help and show them how God loves them and has a purpose for their life.
Where are you from: Giurgiu
Education: undergoing Bachelor’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation
Occupation: I’m a full-time student and I work part-time at eLiberare
Favorite thing to do: read
Favorite food: sour Skittles
Favorite Quote or Bible verse: Jeremiah 31:3 MSG – I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love!
If you could do anything, what would you do: I’d bring help to people in need, all over the world
Why are you involved in glittr: Not long ago I was a teenager too, and I know the importance of having mentors and friends in your life. It’s my turn to do something now.
Where are you from: Bucharest
Education: Marketing and Communication Faculty and Master in PR
Occupation: Project Manager
Favorite thing to do: one is reading, and something new that I have discovered recently: I like spending time with people and socializing
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite Quote or Bible verse: Romans 8:28 – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
If you could do anything, what would you do: the day should have more than 24h:)
Why are you involved in glittr: I have always had a heart for teenager girls. In time, I have noticed that this time in each girl’s life can be very challenging and full of emotions. I think it’s very important for girls to have someone that can actually listen to them and their problems. I love being with the girls, listening to them, giving them pieces of advice when I can and increasing their identity in God.
Where are you from: Hunedoara
Education: General Medical Assistant
Occupation: Medical Assistant
Favorite thing to do: ride my bike
Favorite food: Chinese food
Favorite qoute: ” Faith in God includes faith in His timing”
Favorite verse: ” Ecclesiastes 3:14 – I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.
If you could do anything what would you do: do a parachute jump
Why are you involved in glittr: Glittr is a place where I can serve both God and people. A place where I can be an encouragement to teenage girls.
Where are you from: Ploiesti
Education: Master in Social Work (the best choice!)
Occupation: Social Worker – if you don’t know what that is, ask me more
Favorite thing to do: eat with close friends and talk about everything
Favorite food: pistachio ice-cream (I know it’s a dessert, but it’s fantastic)
Favorite Quote or Bible verse: Psalm 37:5-6 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
If you could do anything, what would you do: Hmm, I think I would like to fly. I would get to my loved ones faster and I would go to the high skies whenever I feel like floating.
Why are you involved in glittr: Because I have a heart of a teenage girl and a mind of a grown-up! I like to spend time with teenage girls, find things about them and talk about small and important things with them. I like discovering their inner beauty at the same time they’re finding out more about themselves. I like the energy I receive anytime I’m near them. And also, I think God is calling me to be what I needed when I was younger.
Where are you from: Bucharest
Education: Faculty of Letters – University of Bucharest
Occupation: Assistant Manager to a medical supplies firm
Favorite thing to do: sing and sometimes even invent songs while I sing
Favorite food: pasta with.. anything, as long as it’s pasta
Favorite Quote or Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
If you could do anything, what would you do: grant shelter, care and hope to every poor kid on this Earth
Why are you involved in glittr: Because I was saved by God’s love and called to bring light and truth to this sinful generation and because I’m sure God put me through enough things up to this point so I can offer what I learned to others.
Where are you from: Bucharest
Education: Logos Baptist Theological Highschool
Favorite thing to do: sport
Favorite food: lettuce soup
Favorite Quote or Bible verse: “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Saviour.” Habakkuk 3:17-18
If you could do anything, what would you do: scuba divings, but I would have to take swimming lessons first
Why are you involved in glittr: I know how important it is to have mentors. I’ve had mentors since the age of 13 and with their help I was able to go through the teenage years easier. It is important for girls to know they are not the only ones who go through some things. I want to share some of my experiences with them and how God worked in my life during the teenage years.