Monthly Prayer Notes

The Romanian Aid Foundation – April 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.

In the UK, work has started on reassembling the pallets of aid in accordance with the new labelling regulations. This is a time-consuming task and we are still unable to accept any further donations just yet. Our public packing sessions are still suspended and other donations must be by prior agreement.

Give thanks …

1. For continued interest amongst those who support our work and who pray for those that we help.
2. The lifting of some restrictions on the activities of our teams.

Please pray …

1. For clarity and common sense to prevail in the application of export regulations.
2. For good progress with preparing the next loads.

Asociaţia Neemia – April 2021

The late, hopefully last, vestiges of winter continue to delay the start of the Spring proper and preparations for the planting season are underway. However, for those with livestock, the season of new birth has begun, especially for the smaller animals. Fowl are laying again and new kids (four-legged ones) are arriving.

We continue to receive requests for help and we continue to help with the resources that we still have. During March we gave out nearly 1.5 tonnes of clothing, bedding and similar items, plus two dozen chairs and other furniture. The range of goods available is slowly being depleted but we trust that transport restrictions will be resolved so that our stocks can be replenished in due course.

We were able to distribute nearly two tonnes of assorted foodstuffs. The food came from local sources such as other organisations as well as from our own crops. We did receive some cash donations which allowed us to purchase some food locally. In all, the donations of food and goods during March were worth about £2,000.

The residents at Casa Neemia have continued to benefit from the preserved fruit and vegetables set aside last year. We hope to be able to repeat this success this year, using both the gardens at Casa Neemia for small crops and the larger plot at the warehouse for cereals.

The shop continues to cover its operating costs but there is very little surplus and cash donations have to be tightly controlled.

Give thanks …

1. For those local organisation who have provided resources so that we can continue to help those in need.
2. For last year’s crops which have lasted through the winter.
3. For God’s consistent ‘just in time’ provision.

Please pray …

1. For protection and good health for our team.
2. For a clear understanding of the new procedures for accepting goods from the UK.
3. For a faithful witness to those who are personally affected by Covid.

See the extended news online via our news index.

Our photos this month:

  • Repacked pallets awaiting transport
  • A season for new life
  • Bagging maize prior to milling

Repacked pallet goats Bagging maize


Click on any of the photos to see more related photos in the RoAF photo gallery
 

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Published, 13 Jan 2014: Page updated, 08 Apr 2021