Monthly Prayer Notes

The Romanian Aid Foundation – March 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.

Despite the Billingshurst warehouse being effectively empty in mid January, stocks there have built up to the point where we have about half a lorry-load already. We have once again been surprised by the generosity of our donors, including an offer of unclaimed bedding from a local laundry, all freshly laundered and bagged up, plus the offer of a quantity of T-shirts from another source. In addition our teams in Wales have reported that items are coming in thick and fast, and there is plenty for our volunteers to do. Our thanks to you all.

Give thanks …

1. For the quality and quantity of incoming donations.
2. For all those who contribute to transferring these items to Romania where they can be of benefit to people in need.

Please pray …

1. For the expected lorry departures this Spring: late March from west and south Wales and early April from Billingshurst.
2. For all our teams as activities pick up after the winter.

Asociaţia Neemia – March 2020

In Dorohoi February has been an ordinary sort of month, with normal donations to families of clothing, bedding, white duvets, pushchairs, cots, and food. We still have some tinned food from Horley – maybe 150 kg left – which has been very good and useful. What we have left might last for other two weeks, but we still have oil, rice from Wales and flour given to us by another charity in Botosani.
We have bought some frozen pizza from a local producer. These pizzas are very economic, at about 20p per pizza and proved very popular last year when we donated them to families. They can be cooked on the type of wood-fired stoves that most of our families use and make a welcome change in their diet. In addition we can use some of them for the residents at Casa Neemia.
At Casa Neemia the residents were more involved in helping with garden and also in the kitchen. Our neighbour agreed for us to grow vegetables on her land as well so they will be plenty to keep them occupied once the season starts. We have been getting the CN boys to help with some work at warehouse; tidying the garden, cleaning the yard and repairing the driveway, plus chopping and delivering wood to families. These activities seem to have resulted in an improvement in their attitude.
We donated wood to about 25 families, plus the usual donations of money for rent, medicine, gas bottle refills, transport to hospital, etc.
So even an ordinary month keeps us busy!

Give thanks …

1. For the resources to continue to help people despite the below-average income from the shop which is typical of this time of year.
2. For the willingness of some Casa Neemia residents to get involved in other aspects of the charity’s activities.

Please pray …

1. For those involved in the management of Casa Neemia, both in the day to day activities and in the ongoing search for a couple who would be willing to take a specific interest in the well-being of the residents.
2. For those beneficiary families who have recently suffered bereavement.

Our photos this month show Casa Neemia residents earning their keep:

– Preparing the polytunnel
– Collecting tree trimmings for use as cooking fuel
– Repairing the driveway at the warehouse

Preparing the polytunnelCollecting tree trimmingsRepairing the driveway

More details in the RoAF photo gallery

 

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Published, 13 Jan 2014: Page updated, 03 Mar 2020