Monthly Prayer Notes

The Romanian Aid Foundation – July 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.

Progress towards the resumption of aid preparation and transport has been made on two fronts:
> the Horley team has received consent to resume Friday packing at Horley Baptist Church although we cannot start until after the first load leaves and there is space in the warehouse;
> following the receipt of approvals from the Romanian customs to send aid items an application has been submitted for the necessary UK export documents.

In south Wales, some 500 boxes are awaiting the outcome of the first load; hopefully this will clarify any need for repacking or relabelling them. Both teams have many helpers and donors wishing to unload their homes of accumulated items, and we look forward to re-establishing our collecting and packing activities.

Give thanks …

1. For the progress during the past month.
2. For the prayers and support of many people during a difficult time.

Please pray …

1. For the remaining procedures for obtaining export documents.
2. About the practicalities of sending a lorry from Billingshurst later this month

Asociaţia Neemia – July 2021

We have finally received the approval from the customs authorities to resume the import of humanitarian aid. We understand that this is a general approval and would allow us to resume deliveries for the rest of the year but it is unclear whether a detailed inventory will have to be submitted with each load. Certain items are excluded from the permit, the most significant being coffee and tea!

Last month there was a substantial reduction in the quantity of aid being donated from the office. This category of donations includes clothing, food, household goods and certain medical items. This reduction reflects a shortage of clothing suitable for the summer season and the easier availability of food in the local markets. However, we have continued to be busy, with distributing other items such as mobility aids, home improvement items like doors, paint and furniture, and produce from our own cultivated land.

Our land at the warehouse and at Casa Neemia looks set to produce good crops again this year, thanks to the warm winter and wet spring. We have already harvested some vegetables and fruit, and some residents at Casa Neemia have been busily involved in this.

We used this relatively quiet period to have some refurbishment work done on the van, including bodywork, suspension and a new coat of paint. It really does look very smart (the pictures below were taken before the refurbishment) and we are grateful to those who undertook this work at a very charitable cost.

Give thanks …

1. For the approvals to resume the import of humanitarian aid.
2. For the good quality produce that our land produces and which we can share with those in need.

Please pray …

1. For those responsible for transporting the load, especially for safety and hassle-free border crossings.
2. For the health and safety of our colleagues at a time when some heath measures are being relaxed and others challenged.

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Our photos this month:

  • Working the land
  • Conserved food
  • Furniture delivery

Weeding Jars in van Furniture on trailer

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 Jul 2021