Monthly Prayer Notes

The Romanian Aid Foundation – October 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 load which was ready to go in March left the warehouse in south Wales on 18th sept. and arrived in Dorohoi the following week. These are times of change and uncertainty but we trust that 2021 will bring more order to our desire to help the needy of this part of Romania.

The Horley team is still planning to send a pre-Christmas load in mid-November, subject to whatever restrictions apply at that time. If you are able to prepare Christmas shoe boxes please try to ensure that they to are in Horley on or before Friday 13th November 2020.
Thank you for your support

Give thanks …

1. For the level of support that means that we will have goods available for transport when the situation permits.

Please pray …

1. About the as-yet unknown impact of Brexit on customs procedures and the ability for us to send loads without excessive formalities.
2. About the timing and co-ordination of future loads to Dorohoi.

Asociaţia Neemia – October 2020

We are grateful to both Richard and Russ for their recent visits to Dorohoi, which have bought a fresh variety to the items that we have been able to offer to those who ask for help. Social contact restrictions are still very much in force and this has had an effect on how we can interact with those who come to the office. Visitors must remain outside (thankfully the weather still allows this) and they are served through the door. The necessary documentation is photographed, rather than being handled directly, and then the information is transcribed to our records. The face-to-face interviews with our social assistant have been suspended until such time as the current restrictions can be relaxed.

Funding from the UK has been used to replace the roof on the warehouse. We had hoped to do this earlier in the year but experienced workers were not available. The new roof uses a much more resistant material and should put an end to the need for strategically-placed drip trays on the upper floor.

Temperatures have remained higher than what is considered normal for this time of year but it is clear that winter is coming. A large proportion of rural houses are still heated with wood but firewood continues to become increasingly expensive and difficult to acquire. We have obtained a stock from a legitimate source and this will be shared with those families most in need. However, the restrictions also mean that it is extremely difficult to find someone to actually cut the wood!

Give thanks …

1. For the safe arrival of both Richard and Russ, and their respective loads from south Wales.
2. For fresh stocks of clothing, food and household items.
3. A source of winter firewood for poorer households

Please pray …

1. About the restrictions on public activities which are in turn affecting the way in which practical help can be given to those in need.
2. For continued good health for our personnel, especially when dealing with people who are increasingly resentful about prolonged restrictions.

Our photos this month:

– Warm clothing
– Weather-proof roof
– Firewood

Warm clothing.Weather-proof roof.Firewood

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, 11 Oct 2020