Tuesday April 15th final day and Reflections on the trip
good day. We had a late start so we had a chance to go shopping at Lotus
Our first visit was actually to the restaurant very close to Viovez for a bowl of soup for lunch, and that was the only disappointing thing about the day to be honest. Although the first time we went there we thought it was excellent it was quite different today, and the waiter was as unhelpful, slovenly and unenthusiastic as you could imagine there was no menu, the waiter told us what was available and then came back and said what we had selected was not available ..... maybe it has changed hands. Alex reckoned that possibly it was because the waiter was Hungarian and he is Romanian he said there can be bad feeling from the Hungarians towards the Romanians.
It is in Viovez that we have relocated all the families on the Project Relocate programme so far. First we went on to see Felicia, her husband has come back to her and we were impressed at the changes and developments he has made in the house. We also thought the new baby was lovely. It was all very clean and satisfactory and encouraging. We gave out sweets, clothes, vegetable seeds and food.
After that we went to see the elderly neighbour and he was very encouraging about how well the family are doing, the children attend kindergarten, etc. We gave him an axe, some vegetable seeds and new teeshirts for himself, his wife and daughter.
Our next port of call was to another family on Project Relocate this time to Csaby's family. They were living in a house that was literally falling down and positively dangerous. Although both parents work long hours their house is clean and the garden well cared for. The sad news is that Csaby's father has had what sounds like a stroke and is in hospital paralyzed down one side. The old man is on our Adopt-A-Granny scheme.
Alex explained that he has not yet made a firm decision about placing a family in the next relocation house, as the head of the family who had been the initial choice changed his mind and so Alex decided against rushing into any agreement to be sure he selects the right family or extended family, even 2 families as it is a large house.
We then drove the 30 kilometers to Saceini to visit the group where Gizela had lived while she was alive. Sometimes I have to admit that this small community have been slightly intimidating but today there was a good atmosphere and it was a lovely visit. In the wooden house/shed we built to house Gizela we were pleased to find Jigor's mother has settled well and is looking after the place well. In fact we were absolutely thrilled with it. We found Gizela's mother in poor shape and seems to be permanently in bed, cared for by Jigor and his wife, along with their 5 children, though the oldest one has moved in with the grandmother in what was Gizela's house.
drove back to
probably late morning we set out for
REFECTIONS ON THE TRIP
● Although every single aid trip is good this trip has been very good, very encouraging and I am thrilled we came and with what we have seen and heard and observed.
is no doubt Alex of Mustard Seed
● The visit to the old people's home at Dumbrava was incredible to see the compassion and love in action and what has been achieved to assist the homeless pensioners in their great need mind-blowing!
● The plight of some pensioners (especially the woman without legs lying helpless in bed in the cold and dark with only her neighbour to help) was horrible, very disturbing and challenging.
the girls in the sponsored apartments was lovely it makes me wish
are so encouraged by what is happening in the various education projects, the
Adopt-A-Granny sponsorship scheme we can see that help from
● We have a list of items needed for the next trailer.