So soon again you say [!] but just last Saturday [20 May] Walter and his team returned safely after a very successful week with Phoneo during which they were blessed with good, dry weather and almost completed a new play area at the children’s day centre at Suseni.
One particularly poignant moment was when the team visited two families who are in desperate need of being re-housed but which isn’t possible where they are - on a remote site down a very muddy track with no accessible water or electricity supply. Phoneo are now searching for another more suitable plot and if successful, we’ve committed to help with its purchase.
Another more enjoyable occasion was when they had the pleasure in presenting football kit to the recently formed Petelea and Apalina boys’ football teams, which had been so generously donated by AFC Bournemouth. As Franz, their Dutch leader has since written -
“The 32 boys aged 11-15, love the shirts and for them it’s so encouraging to get such things. Even in the short period [5 - 8 months] we’ve seen so much growth in the boys - both in the way they behave and in their football”. Their long term plan now is to raise sufficient funds to purchase a piece of land and so avoid having to pay 250euro per month on pitch hire.
Two pictures of this visit below:
Now a gentle reminder - Saturday 17 June is fast approaching and it’s when we’re having a fun-filled quiz evening, complete with a fish and chip supper [or other], at St Barnabas church Bearwood, commencing at 7pm. Please don’t leave it till the last minute but book your place at either church office NOW. It will also be an opportunity to get up-to-date on all that we’ve been doing and are hoping to do in Reghin this year. NB. If you’re interested, still vacancies to go to Reghin 16-23 or 23-30 September.
Thank you for your continuing support and with every blessing.
John Clift [01202 884043] 29 May 2017