CANFORD MAGNA CHURCHES - MISSION TO ROMANIA
In just a few hours time, Walter with his team comprising of Darren Baker, Richard Dickson, Peter Ferenczy and Serena Young will be setting off on our first working visit to Reghin this year. We’re very grateful to Mike Raymond who’ll be driving them up to Luton airport in the early hours of Saturday morning. He, together with Ian Shears and Dave Hobson, answered our call for volunteer minibus drivers for which we’re very grateful, for as I’ve said before, this first leg of the journey is so very important - if we can’t get our teams to Luton then they won’t make it to Romania! They’ll be taking a load of football kit which has been generously donated by AFCB and with very sincere thanks to Andy Rimmer for arranging this. Once there, Walter and Co will be hoping for dry weather as they create and construct a garden and play area at the new children’s day care centre in Suseni.
Three weeks later and Richard Dickson will be returning - this time accompanied by Nigel Dickson, Jenny Elson and her daughter Amelia. The “girls” will be helping the teachers in the new Selah school whilst the “boys” will be completing the play area or, if that’s finished, there’s plenty more to be done on a new house then being built by a Dutch team or on renovations at the Phoneo church.
Two more of our teams go in September and are planning to build two houses themselves - the walls in the first week and then the roofs will be added in the second week - a tight schedule and again dry weather will be essential. There could still be places available [16-23 or 23-30] but if you are interested please contact me or Walter as soon as possible.
Between times, on Saturday 17 June we’ll be having a quiz evening with a fish [or veggie burger or sausage] and chip supper at St Barnabas church at Bearwood commencing at 7pm. Why don’t you come along and enjoy a great evening with all the proceeds going towards the ever increasing costs of our mission. Please don’t leave it till the last minute - you can book your place at either of the church offices or see myself or Peter Owen at the Lantern or Walter and Angie Meyer at St B’s.
We are so grateful to those who’ve donated clothing/footwear to Phoneo in the past, but if you are planning to do so again, will you please speak to Angie Meyer [01202 887187] beforehand to confirm what are their special needs at any particular time - thank you very much.
Thank you for your continuing support and with every blessing.
John Clift [01202 884043]