Please enjoy more from my blog from a recent trip to some of our partners in Romania.
Returning to England after our trip to Romania gave us time to digest what we had seen and experienced in a country of real extremes. The apparent ‘boom’ in the cities was making life even harder for those who were struggling and vulnerable, ensuring the gap between the rich and poor is getting even bigger.
The photo above of a house we passed on our way back from The Bonus Pastor Project highlighted the extreme need in parts of the country. Although it’s part of the EU, it has a huge dichotomy.
It really was a privilege to visit Romania and understand something of the struggles and difficulties that the people we care for face on a daily basis, and how you make a difference in their lives through prayer, giving and in action.
Meeting one of our partners, Levente Horvath who started the Bonus Pastor Project. Such a wonderful man of God with such wisdom and a huge heart for God and people.
Hearing the stories of The Daniel Centre boys and how their lives are being transformed.
Seeing the work in progress at the Bonus Pastor project and understanding the struggles that many men face in Romania.
Delivering basic foods to struggling families which can mean the difference between surviving and not.
Meeting such dedicated and committed Christians who serve alongside our project partners.
I mentioned hearing the stories of The Daniel Centre boys and how their lives are being transformed. This photo is of Adrian who showed us around his new apartment which is being part funded by the state. He has grown so much in confidence and in his own abilities while being at The Daniel Centre that he is currently working as a baker. Before coming to The Daniel Centre his father passed away leaving his mum, himself and a younger brother with special needs on their own. Adrian wanted to support his mum and brother but could not find work and was struggling with his lack of confidence and lack of skills. The transformation is evident as he proudly showed us around his new apartment.
Adrian is on the front of our Life Transformer leaflet. When you become a Life Transformer you will see a life transformed by God – a life like Adrian’s. This is only possible through your giving, prayers and action:
£12 a month can provide a vulnerable young adult with a safe place to live.
£20 a month can provide a vulnerable young adult with meals ensuring that they eat healthy food
£32 a month can give access to a medical worker, providing practical and emotional support.
Thank you for journeying with me and my family on our first trip to Romania. I hope these blogs have helped you understand the amazing impact you make. I pray you will be encouraged as you show something of God’s amazing love to those who have so little.
Susi Shears – Area Fundraising Manager – South East England
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