Monthly Prayer Notes

The Romanian Aid Foundation – March 2021

RoAF is essentially a faith-based organisation that relies on prayer. Below and overleaf we offer some prayer pointers, but please feel free to add your own items as they come to mind. Prayer is our connection with God’s ultimate power source and, without prayer support, this work would achieve nothing of lasting value.

The Horley team does not anticipate resuming collections, packing and sorting until later in the year. There is a lot to do preparing the goods that we have already, including weighing and marking the hundreds of boxes which did not leave before January 1st.

In south Wales we are working within the local COVID rules; more goods are arriving but the condition of the warehouse causes concern.

Give thanks …

1. For good health and encouragement amongst our team members.
2. That God knows the way through the wilderness, and the paperwork.

Please pray …

1. About the condition of the warehouse that the Swansea team uses.
2. For clarity in the procedures for exporting donated items.
3. About the task of reclassifying the goods that we have already.

Asociaţia Neemia – March 2021

As has been the case in the previous couple of years, a relatively mild and benign January has been followed by a capricious February. Blizzards, high wilds and temperatures of -15C tend to hide the green shoots that are harbingers of Spring. Similarly, the disruptions and challenges of both COVID and Brexit have tended to mask the small steps that we are able to make towards helping those in need.

Nevertheless, we have continued to provide clothing, furniture and some food to those in need. There are still constraints on person-to-person contact but donations can still be made via the office or direct delivery to people at home. Masks and disinfectant are still necessary but this is not entirely a bad thing; certainly it has encouraged a level of hygiene which may have been unfamiliar to some of our visitors previously!

In due course, the opportunities for employment in construction and agriculture will return, allowing some people to obtain an income or start to grow food again. The warmer weather will also reduce the number of calls for help with fuel bills and requests for firewood.

AN has received an official approval to continue to receive goods from the UK on a charitable basis, but each load will require further documents and approval. This is basically a return to a situation similar to before Romania joined the EU in 2007, but simplified a little by the introduction of electronic communications. We trust that it will work well in practice.

Give thanks …

1. For progress already made with registration and permits.
2. For the ability to continue to make donations from stocks of goods which arrived before Brexit.
3. For the good cooperation with other organisation locally.

Please pray …

1. For the health of our team members and their families.
2. For further clarity about the documents that the Romanian authorities will require.
3. About the ongoing administration of AN and Casa Neemia.

See the extended news online via our news index.

Our photos this month:

  • family box
  • classroom furniture
  • food and clothing
family box
classroom furniture classroom furniture
food and clothing food and clothing food and clothing
More details in the RoAF photo gallery
 

These Prayer Updates are published monthly on behalf of the Romanian Aid Foundation and its Romanian partner charity, Asociatia Neemia. The publication date is usually the Friday preceding the second Tuesday of each month. Printer-friendly .pdf versions of our previous prayer notes can be accessed by clicking the required link:

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Published, 13 Jan 2014: Page updated, 01 Mar 2021