have heard from Alex Stroie that this project is
running slightly later than planned and will now open in May rather than April.
This is because as the worker responsible for installing the heating system and
the plumbing has had a close family bereavement and has had to stop for a few
weeks. Also the weather has been severe and this has also delayed them.
But we continue to be thrilled at the fast
progress of this project: we began the appeal for funds in May 2007, laid the
foundations in the summer of 2008 and built the outer shell in autumn 2008.
for the amazing provision of the funds needed for this project and ask
God’s blessing on all the donors and workers.
Pray for ALEX
STROIE as he continues to lead the project.
remember DAN in prayer as he comes to terms with his father’s death
Pray that the
rest of the work on the pensioners’ home proceeds without difficulties and
Alex has asked
for prayer for the YOUNG WOMEN in the sponsored apartments as they are
finding it very hard financially. They are unskilled and work in various
factories. Because of the recession most of the factories are reducing the
number of working hours.
NEWS FROM KATHY
Earlier this month the adoption procedures for Kathy
Langston to formally adopt her two foster daughters Codi
Kathy has fostered them since they were babies abandoned at the hospital for
sick children in Oradea.
There have a number of traumas and disappointments in the lengthy process for
Kathy to adopt these 2 little girls. Through funding she receives from Canada
Kathy continues to fund workers in the hospital for sick children to care for
the handicapped and abandoned babies.
Give thanks to
God that finally the adoption of Codi &
Andrea has been finalised.
Pray for CODI
– Kathy tells us Codi is finding her school work
very hard and not coping very well with it at the moment.
after we returned from our December trip to Romania we received bad news from
Cristina, Nelu’s wife. Nelu
has contracted a life-threatening liver disease through past poor
hygiene previously when he had dental treatment. Sadly many other people are
also infected in Romania
which has the highest instance of this disease in Europe.
Possibly for economic reasons the Romanian government is not funding the
expensive interferon course of treatment until the disease has progressed to a
serious level, which inevitably results in a less good outcome. So to have the
treatment quickly means the patient has to fund it him or herself. The cost in Romania is the
equivalent of £18,000. Nelu and Cristina’s families
can raise £7,000 but Nelu and Cristina have asked us
if we can help raise the balance of £11,000.
Nelu has impressed us by his compassion,
commitment and hard work to assist those suffering and need, whether they are
pensioners, youth, families. They work for FundatiaIncrederea (FI) – Mustard Seed thinks very highly of their
We hope to raise this money this
year and would be thrilled if anyone can assist us.
Please do pray
for NELU as he is continuing to work – pray for his healing.
successful fund-raising to enable him to have the urgently needed
others will offer to help with the fund-raising.
CRISTINA Nelu’s wife and fellow social worker.
Pray also for Nelu’s parents and family.
Thank God for
the good medical care we have in this country.
others in Romania
who are in need of medical treatment and unable to fund it themselves.
PLANS IN JERSEY
Concert at St Lawrence Parish
Church Thursday March 26th – retiring collection – money
towards Nelu’s treatment. Please support this if
at all possible.
Aid trip to Romania
late April – this trailer will take over the boxes packed by sponsors for
needy pensioners. [The trailer is already over half filled]
Songs of Praise at Reg’s Garden Sunday May 10th – retiring collection for Nelu
Probable trip for supporters to
in time for opening of pensioners’ home – over school half term holiday
Songs of Praise at Samares Manor Sunday June 14th – retiring collection for Nelu
Songs of Praise at Reg’s Garden – time to be confirmed
for successful fund-raising to enable Nelu to
have much needed medical treatment.
people will come forward to assist with raising this money
Pray for us as
we continue to load the trailer and prepare for the aid trip and also to
plan for the supporters’ trip late in May.
Pray for DAVID
who plans to drive our aid to Romania in April, accompanied
by his wife ANGELA as they prepare for the trip. David is self employed so
work to fit the trip in to his schedule.
Pray that more
people will donate money towards the cost of transport cost – fuel has
trebled in price since we started aid trips.
Give thanks to
God for how new volunteers with specific skills come to us when we need
healing for various of our volunteers and
supporters: PHIL, GEORGE, LILIAN, HEATHER, PAM and others.
Phil and I
(Rose) would very much appreciate your prayers as we have had a very
difficult time since Christmas with family illnesses and bereavement.