Monthly Prayer Notes

The Romanian Aid Foundation – September 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.

Following a satisfactory delivery to Romania and the lifting of many COVID restrictions in the UK the Horley team has been able to resume our Friday afternoon sessions at Horley Baptist Church and the Saturday activities at our Billingshurst warehouse. Some precautions may still apply, at least for the immediate future, including the number of people that can meet in the church building. There have been some revisions to the type of items that we can accept at present in order to comply with current import limitations – details on our website.

Give thanks …

1. For the resumption of packing and warehouse activities.
2. For the continuity of interest, support and donations.

Please pray …

1. For preparations for the next loads from Billingshurst and south Wales.

Asociaţia Neemia – September 2021

July was a quiet month for donations but once the lorry arrived mid-month the rate of donations has returned to a more normal level. There were some 180 separate donations during August, many of which consist of more than one item. The most popular items are clothing, footwear, toys and, when available, food. We have been able to help a number of elderly people with crutches but there is a shortage of zimmer frames at present.

Anti-COVID restrictions have been relaxed somewhat, at least for the time being, and in most situations the use of masks and sanitizers is a personal choice. However, in the office we have continued to retain a high level of social distancing – the current weather allows us to ask visitors to wait outside and their goods are passed across the office threshold. This policy will have to be reviewed once the inclement winter weather returns. There is some official concern about a resurgence of COVID as the new school year begins and it remains to be seen whether there will be a reintroduction of health measures during the late autumn.

Once again we have received donations of both food and furniture from local sources. We are happy to use our team’s experience to distribute these items in a way that the original donors cannot do.

At Casa Neemia, the polytunnel has again produced a bountiful crop of tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables. These will be preserved as in previous years and will supplement the residents’ diet during the winter. We anticipate a good crop of potatoes from the land there and the sunflower crop at the warehouse also looks promising. The seeds will be pressed and the oil donated to our regular families later in the year.

Give thanks …

1. For the replenished stock of clothing and other goods which, together with our own crops, allow us to provide help to those in need.

Please pray …

1. For the plans for additional loads this year and clarity concerning loads in future years.
2. For staff resilience as regulations change and new challenges arise.

See the extended news online via our news index.

Our photos this month show some of the preparations at the warehouse:

  • Unloading packed boxes
  • Weighing and labelling
  • Pallets ready for dispatch

Unloading Weighing Stacking



 

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Sponsored Children’s Camp at Voronet, 2019
 
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Published, 13 Jan 2014: Page updated, 09 Sep 2021