Our Global Passion: Romania

Lindsey PallantLindsey Pallant, Assistant Church Warden, shares her story on community work in Romania this summer.

"You are the salt of the earth and the light of the world"

"This was the challenge for a group of 24 people from churches in West Yorkshire as we sought to put words into action.  We linked up with an amazing team of Romanian Christians in Hunedoara and worked with them in a week of mission (July 25th to August 3rd) to their local community around the Bethlehem Centre.  This is a Christian centre and church combined, run by staff and volunteers all year. It runs Bible clubs for children of all ages, services on Sundays and community events."

"We ran holiday clubs for local children, helped enliven the charity shop, engaged with staff and children at a local orphanage, and picked up litter and visited local residents. Together we put our ideas and plans into practice, shared each other's stories and experiences, saw people grow in faith and confidence.  There was much praying and worshipping, sharing mealtimes and washing up together! Football, table tennis and late night card games with much laughter and snacks (!) kept it all real."

"It was a privilege and real blessing to be on the edge of my comfort zone at times but amongst friends old and new."

Support our global passion this autumn by making a shoe box to donate to children in Romania this Christmas. Visit the link to find out more.