Overseas

Hope Rescue Centre in Bucharest, Romania 

The Hope Rescue Centre Association was officially launched at the Crystal Tower in Bucharest on 12th December 2015 and gained accreditation on 1st February 2016.

Mike and Dana Zaharia, along with Chris and Pat Calow, are the founding members of the association.
The purpose of the Hope Rescue Centre is to bring hope to underprivileged people by offering physical, emotional, educational and spiritual resources that will help them become responsible citizens. Our actions are based upon Christian values and principles.

Last December a team of 8 people from Chesterfield CitP travelled to Bucharest and helped in the distribution of presents to children living in two locations – India and Ferentari. These are areas where families are living in dire conditions – one child was heard to say ‘This is the first time that Santa has visited us’.

In July a team from a church in America will take 35 children from these ghettoes on a camp in the mountains – this will possibly be the first time away from home and outside of Bucharest. Hopefully a life-changing opportunity. Please pray for the team and the children.

There are plans for an Easter project, food bank  and sports activities for the young people. We will need a day care centre that will deal with the most urgent needs, also the place where people will be socially evaluated. Long term a container village will house needy families and HRC will look at ways of creating employment opportunities on a farm or small factory.

This is a big dream but we are realistic and we understand that making anything good takes time.
We believe that God will send the right people to partner with us in ministry.
CitP is actively supporting this project and there will be further opportunities this year to visit and support the work on a mission trip.

For more information on this great project: http://eng.hrc.org.ro/

 

East Sahara

Jack and Claire are working on 'water' projects and low key evangelism. For more information please contact James Wright

Crete

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