Monthly Prayer Notes

The Romanian Aid Foundation – August 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, but see below;
– Team meetings are moving to digital media;
– Parcels collections are suspended;
– Most lorry departures are postponed.

The Horley team, whilst under lock-down rules, have managed to load and dispatch a full articulated lorry from Billingshurst to Dorohoi, all whilst keeping safe and using a small invited team. The warehouse in Billingshurst is now empty. With this is mind and still under certain safety measures we will be receiving aid items in the car park of Horley Baptist Church each Friday in August. It is hoped that we may restart our regular packing sessions at the church in September. Most of our team in Horley are of a mature age but we all would love to get back sorting and packing as before.

Billingshurst warehouse will be open on Saturday mornings during August (see the ‘How to Donate’ page for location details). Because of an issue with the key box it is no longer possible to drop off items there other than on Saturday mornings. It is hoped to have a Christmas lorry ready for November. Please ensure your shoe boxes are with us by Saturday 7th November. If you send by post or parcel services you will have to check with your local depot about collections nearer the time you are ready.

In south Wales the lock-down restrictions had the result of severely restricting movement, so that for weeks nothing was received. However, for the last 6 weeks materials have been trickling in and, subject to local restrictions, it is back to normal. We anticipate that the numbers of Joy in the Box contributions (due later in the year) may be down this year. Actual shoe boxes are becoming very difficult to obtain so we can accept

Give thanks …

1. For the continuity of interest amongst our donors and supporters.

Please pray …

1. That our volunteers and staff will be safe as our activities restart.

Asociaţia Neemia – July 2020

Once again this month we have been able to continue to help our most needy families, with a limited range of clothing and some household items. With the help of local contacts we have also been able to obtain some food items such as potatoes, margarine and UHT milk, for sharing with them. The arrival of the lorry on 16th July was a great blessing, we were able to start distributing its contents immediately. Loads of thanks to all those involved.

In this area there was very little precipitation during the winter and rainfall during the spring and summer has been erratic, with some areas flooded and others in near-drought conditions. This has had an adverse effect on the quality and quantity of crops.

The start of the traditional holiday period and the hot summer temperatures have encouraged wise-spread non-compliance with social distancing rules. Whilst we maintain the required measures at the office and shop, our staff are at increased risk whilst out and about.

Give thanks …

1. For the local supplies that allowed us to continue to help the most
needy during an extra difficult period.
2. For the safe arrival of eagerly awaited new stock.

Please pray …

1. For our team as they continue to work through high risk situations.
2. That the Casa Neemia residents will continue to accept the rules which are for their benefit.

Our photos this month:

– A grand effort
– A generous donation
– A disappointing harvest

A great effort A generous donation A disappointing harvest

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
Thank you for taking to time to read this page. Further information about any of the topics mentioned can be obtained by contacting the Romanian Aid Foundation at the address on our contact us page.

Published, 13 Jan 2014: Page updated, 05 Aug 2020