Monthly Prayer Notes

 

The Romanian Aid Foundation – August 2018

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.
 
With the summer holiday season well underway it is obviously time to start thinking about Christmas, in particular the preparation of gift boxes for needy families. Last year we distributed some 2,600 gift boxes to families and children in kindergartens but we can always use a few more. Deadline for delivery to our warehouses is the first week of November. The same target date applies to those who are planning harvest collections during the next two months – thank you for your efforts.

Give thanks …

1. For clothing coming in for dispatch during the autumn – more please!

Please pray …

1. That the summer break will be a time of refreshment and renewed enthusiasm for those whose efforts are essential to keeping the aid flowing.
2. For the timing of lorries during the remainder of the year.

Asociaţia Neemia – August 2018

Unlike much of the rest of Europe, this area of Romania has been experiencing above-average rainfall. We have not yet had the excessive temperatures of other years and the warm wet season has brought a prospect of good crops – the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye. However, this is not without its problems as the strong growth and moist soil tend to complicate the use of heavy harvesting machinery and once again the small-holder with his horse-drawn cart does rather better.
Of course, the abundance of crops is of limited help to those who have no land to work or no money to buy them. This year to date, we have given out over 6 tons of food to families and individuals. Most of this food has come from donors in the UK but some has been grown on land at our warehouse and at Casa Neemia. The construction of the polytunnel has increased the productivity of the garden and some of the residents have become competent in the various tasks involved. They do not eat all the vegetables and that leaves a surplus to be donated. An offer has been received from a person willing to show interested residents how to preserve some of the produce for consumption during the winter.
The recent inspection of Casa Neemia resulted in some additional work, primarily related to changes in legislation during the construction period. The main requirement was additional fire-resistant under-cladding to the ceiling of the upper floor; this work has been completed and procedures are in hand to obtain the final approval before the end of this month.
A video diary of the recent camp at Voronet is now online – link below. Many thanks to Naomi who composed the video, those unwitting volunteers who starred in it and, of course, to those sponsors and organisers who made it possible. Roll on next summer!

Give thanks …

1. For a surplus of vegetables from the garden at Casa Neemia. This produce is donated to those households who can make use of it.
2. For the apparent resolution of one of the Kangoo problems (fuel system) but difficulties with the gearbox remain to be addressed before winter.

Please pray …

1. For those of the AN staff and their families who are feeling unwell at present.
2. For continuity of our activities during the holiday period – people still get hungry even when we are away.

Our photos this month illustrate three examples of the things that we give away:

– Clothing and household items.
– Surplus vegetables.
– Christmas boxes.

A trip with GrandmaFive veg a dayChristmas is coming!

More details in the RoAF photo gallery

 

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Sponsored Children’s Camp at Voronet, 2018
 
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