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Romania

We have close links with two charities serving Romania... RoAF, The Romanian Aid Foundation and GLIA, God's Love in Action.

Christmas Gift Boxes: We are supporting the JOY IN A BOX gift boxes for Romania.  Please take your box (shoebox or otherwise) to Horley Baptist Church before 11th November so it can be packed and sent on the lorry to Romania.  Click here for full details of what to pack.  Please complete the Gift box Contents sheet to put on lid the box.  

The Romanian Aid Foundation was started by friends from this church and a church in Wales, in response to the need that they saw in Romania as it recovered from many years of communist rule.  It seeks to bring humanitarian help to an area in the North of the country, around Dorohoi. Several lorry loads of aid are taken to Romania from their warehouse in our locality. These items are distributed by staff in Romania working for it's sister charity there, Association Neemia.  Members and friends of Horley Baptist Church meet weekly to pack and prepare donated items to be transported to Romania.

 

The Centre of Hope - God's Love in Action.

Since 1992 Peter and Lesley Butcher have been involved in working in Dorohoi, Romania through Horley Baptist Church and the Romanian Aid Foundation (RoAF) transporting Aid and working with the Romanian arm of RoAF, Associatia Neemia (AN). Dorohoi, situated in the north-east corner of Romania is a town of approximately 40,000 of which well over 75% are unemployed and is principally composed of crumbling tenement blocks built during communist times. There is no regular water, gas or electric supply as the infra-structure of the area has broken down over the years. Many families have little or no income at all.  

The Vision

In 1999 Peter and Lesley both felt that God was calling them to make a bigger commitment to Romania. In January 2000 while working with Benoni, the Administrator of AN , hearing about and seeing the appalling living conditions of many people, Lesley had a vision for a Centre that would provide food, warmth and comfort for a few hours to people living in cramped, dismal and depressing surroundings, somewhere those in need of temporary accommodation could be helped. When she spoke to Benoni later that day, he said he had had the same vision only two weeks before!  This work is now a reality and serving many people in that community.