Jesus And Relief Supplies is a UK registered charity working in and for the People of Romania.
We are based in the North East of England and have a couple working full time in North East Romania.
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Jesus And Relief Supplies,
P.O. Box 219,
Last updated 22nd October 2017
Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain. Psalm 48,v.1.
Once again, we begin this letter with a song of praise; God IS great, and we thank Him for all His mercies and love, His grace and His faithfulness.
As most of you will know, we are still in Blighty, awaiting the right timing for our journey to our next mission field in Ottawa, Illinois. The VISA situation is still ongoing, so we know that the time is not yet ripe for the next stage of our walk with Him.
During our time here so far, we have been kept busy undertaking speaking engagements in many areas of the U.K., and visiting family and friends. We have also enjoyed meeting with several friends we haven't seen for many years, which is a special blessing.
In September we spent a week in Swansea, visiting Zac's Place, a drop-in centre for the HOMELESS headed up by a very dear friend. Our time there was amazing, and opened our eyes to many aspects of this area of work which were new to us. Meeting with both the homeless people and the volunteers working with them was a huge blessing, and we are sure that this experience will help us as we get involved in serving the homeless when we get to the States. We were moved and impressed with what we saw and learned.
Ian's dad, GEORGE, has been very poorly lately, and at the time of writing has been in hospital for over two weeks. George had had several falls in the days before he was admitted with a urinary infection, and has since developed pneumonia. Thankfully, he is much better than he was, but is still weak and very tired, and as we write we are unsure for how much longer he will be in hospital. As well as visiting twice each day, we have been able to support Ian's sister and also look after George's house in his absence. Ian has fitted a new bathroom suite, and other work has been carried out while George is away, so that he is not inconvenienced by the upheaval. We are certain that this is just one reason why we are still here just now.
Please continue to pray for us as we wait patiently (most of the time!) for our visas to arrive. We are in no doubt that they will be granted, as He has called us to go to Ottawa, and will supply everything we need to get there in His time.
NEWS FROM ROMANIA continues good. Misu and Livia have finished another busy summer of CAMPS, including the annual conference, and God has blessed their efforts. Petrica and Viorica are holding a weekly meal (or "CANTEEN", as they call it) in the Gypsy village. This has proved very popular, and God is giving them opportunities to share His love with the people who attend, as well as with many villagers who simply pop in to see the couple in their home on a daily basis. Please pray for them as they are obedient to His calling on their lives.
The CHURCH in the village continues to have its problems, and we ask your prayers for one man in particular who is making waves within - and outside - the fellowship.
Our HOUSE in Volovăţ remains unsold, although Livia has recently shown round a family who seemed very interested in it, and we continue to pray for its sale in God's time. Once again, we would love it to be sold, making a clean break for us from Romania and also releasing Livia from the responsibility she has kindly taken on in selling it in our place.
In the meantime, we are trusting God for all He wills for our lives and ministry.
This LETTER is another three-monther, for August, September and October. We appreciate your continued prayers and support during this time in “no-man's land”, and apologise to all who usually receive a THANK YOU LETTER for their ongoing financial support; our data base for that letter is not with us here, so we have been unable to send out this usually bi-annual missive. Nevertheless, we do THANK YOU ALL, not only for your financial gifts but for your faithfulness in prayer and in the back-up you give us, and your faith in our calling.
Please do keep in touch, and who knows, maybe we will see some more of you in the near future??!!