prayer and praise
"It is not happy people that are thankful, it is Thankful people that
This month our featured 'Thankful Heart' is
Homeless Container Village.
projects here at Smiles in Romania there are many positive stories of
people who grow in confidence as they receive support. One example
from the Homeless Container Village is a lady, whom many of you will
have met, called Florentina Lingurar.
She has been part of
the community since it started over five years ago, having arrived
from a small village in the countryside where she lived with her
family. Unfortunately, it was a very difficult situation when she
returned home as she was in a state run orphanage for most of her
childhood and early adulthood, so she left her family and lived in an
abandoned house away from them. There she became known to Nelu
who manages our Family Care Project and then to Raul,
head of the Homeless Project, and then Florentina moved to part
of the Homeless programme.
Florentina has become a key part of the day to day operations of
the Container Village. Her responsibilities involve cleaning all the
containers during the day time so that they are ready for the people
who rely on them as a safe, warm place to sleep every night and can
use clean showers!
She takes her duties
very seriously and is someone Raul can rely on to complete them which
is helpful to him. Moreover she does this on a voluntary basis which
is a wonderfully selfless attitude. Please pray for Florentina, that
she will keep her health and that she will know that the words of
Numbers 6:24-26 are for her.
"The Lord bless you
and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious
to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you
Video message from our featured Thankful Heart.
Previous Thankful Hearts
- Floare Popa, Elderly Care Oradea
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