A true story! When Jessie steps onto the plane, turning her back with a heaving sigh on her family, she faces an unknown year in a foreign land. What will happen to her? The minute the beautiful, dark-eyed Gypsy children see her, they are drawn to her like a magnet, and she becomes known all over the village as "the childrens' village mama", "Aunt Gessika", and "our teacher." Walking down rutted cobblestone streets to school every day, Jessie learns valuable lessons of bonded love and transforming pain. This is the memoir of a young Mennonite teacher in a Romanian mission.