Monthly Prayer Notes

The Romanian Aid Foundation – July 2020

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 current restrictions on person-to-person activities continue, with the effect that:
– Friday packing sessions are suspended;
– Normal warehouse activities are suspended;
– Team meetings are moving to digital media;
– Parcels collections are suspended;
– Most lorry departures are postponed.
The Horley team is planning to send a lorry on 11th July. This will, of course, be dependent upon the prevailing restrictions on the number of people that can help with the loading and also upon a judgement by our transport contractor about the conditions governing the international haulage of this type of goods.

RoAF has provided funding to enable Beni in Dorohoi to take the opportunity of a relatively empty warehouse to do some redecoration there, and also funds to facilitate the repair of the warehouse roof before the winter. This latter work will require craftsmen with appropriate skills, many of whom are currently unable to work officially.

Give thanks …

1. For those supporters who have expressed their eagerness to start working as a team again.
2. For the safety of warehouse stocks during this period of limited access.

Please pray …

1. For the lorry loading proposed for 11th July and for a journey free of complications for the drivers
2. For the reinstatement of our normal packing activities.

Asociaţia Neemia – July 2020

Our stocks of summer clothing that were inappropriate for winter distribution are now proving their worth as we have been able to continue to donate some clothing to those who are the most needy here. As mentioned previously, the depletion of stocks has allowed us to undertake a lot of repair and maintenance work at the warehouse. We now have an opportunity to do a more realistic stock take rather than the estimates that have been necessary in previous years. Nevertheless, we look forward to the arrival of a new load, hopefully during the next two weeks.

The very popular donations of oil and rice from Wales have all been shared out, as has the food that we received from Horley. As an interim arrangement we have been able to obtain a limited range of locally sourced food items, some as donations, others at reduced cost. This has allowed us to continue to provide help to the most needy families and individuals. The procedures for donations at the office continue to respect the distancing rules that Romania still has in place.

Most schools and kindergartens have been closed since March and teachers have been conducting classes online. However, many families do not have access to the necessary technology or materials so now, with a partial relaxation of distancing rules and better weather, some teachers are providing catch-up classes. We have been able to provide stationery, craft materials, some outdoor toys and furniture so that classes can be held in the school grounds.

Summer camp: No camps like Voronet or similar are open in the country at the moment and it doesn’t look like any will be opened very soon. We do not consider that will be any chance of a camp being organised for this summer.

Give thanks …

1. For continued good health amongst our team and good co-operation among the residents at Casa Neemia.
2. For the new contacts and suppliers that have allowed us to obtain certain items locally in order to continue to help people here.

Please pray …

1. For wisdom in the distribution of the items that we have left and also for discretion in the use of new incoming stock.
2. For the safe arrival of the lorry with new stock, especially as borders and import procedures may be subject to more stringent controls.

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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Sponsored Children’s Camp at Voronet, 2019
 
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Published, 13 Jan 2014: Page updated, 12 Jul 2020