Monthly Prayer Notes

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The Romanian Aid Foundation – October 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.
 
After his family’s visit to update the Horley-centred teams in August, Beni had the opportunity during September to visit many of our church and school contacts in south Wales. His clear first-hand presentation of the needs in Dorohoi and of the valuable help being given via RoAF and AN encouraged many listeners to continue to support these activities.

Give thanks …

1. For the safe delivery to Dorohoi of 13 tons of aid.
2. For the offer of a large quantity of duvets, now ready for the next lorry.
3. For a good stock of other items in our Billingshurst warehouse.

Please pray …

1. For those organising Christmas gift box collections.
2. For decisions about the timing of lorries during the rest of the year.
3. About the potential impact of Brexit on our transport arrangements.

Asociaţia Neemia – October 2018

Summer is over (apart from the occasional flash-back), schools are back in session and the time left to prepare for the coming winter is passing quickly. Historically, Autumn can be quite short in northern Romania and already some areas have experienced frosts and even some snow. In rural areas the last of the crops are being gathered in, the firewood is being chopped and those who have the luxury of a winter wardrobe are giving it an airing. The comprehensive load which arrived recently included several tons of oil, rice, flour and sugar, plus a stock of fleeces and other clothing which will be available to address two of these needs. However, restrictions on the cutting of firewood are making it increasingly difficult to acquire legally and therefore more expensive. A typical retired couple in an old village house might use some 5 cu mtr of wood for cooking and heating during the winter, at a cost equivalent to two months’ pension.
For those following the progress of Isabela, the girl born with a severe heart defect, there is good news. An examination last month showed that the previous operations had been successful and that she has no need for further intervention. Her parents have described this as a miracle; many thanks to those who prayed for Isabela and supported her family.
Recently a young couple who had been living in poor quality rented accommodation had the opportunity to buy a flat for themselves. We have known them for a long time and were happy to help guide them through the negotiations and the legal procedures.

Give thanks …

1. For a generous consignment of food, clothing, bedding and other items from south and west Wales, including the initial stock of Christmas boxes.
2. For the local knowledge and experience of the AN team which allows us to help people beyond the simple donation of food and clothing.

Please pray …

1. For adequate time and resources to be able to help those who are unable to make winter preparations for themselves.
2. About the health problems that persist amongst the AN staff and their families.

Our photos this month:

– Oil, rice, sugar and flour from a charity in west Wales.
– Duvets and bedding ready for transport from Billingshurst.
– Chopping firewood warms you twice.

Food deliveryDuvetsWarming work
 

More details in the RoAF photo gallery

 

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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Special links:
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Teddy Bears from Lampeter:
Sponsored Children’s Camp at Voronet, 2018
 
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