prayer and praise
Director of JFL Elderly Care Home
to your old age and gray hair; I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you; I will
sustain you and I will rescue you."
This is the promise that God made and we took this as
our motto for our Elderly Care Centre for the years to come.
This is a great opportunity for me to update you all each month on
progress and activities at JFL Elderly
Care Home. As this is the first month
of this new report, I will take you all back in time to the day that
the first residents arrived and slowly bring you up to today.
after a long and tiring construction process followed by a lot of
cleaning and then appointing staff on October 15th, the
first 9 members of staff started their work. We started with a
training day and getting to know each other as well as the building.
One day later, the first 2 residents came from our
Cihei Elderly Centre,
next day, 2 more ladies came from very sad situations, with no family
to care for and love them.
we had the official opening when more than 130 people celebrated with
us of another dream coming true. It was a great day when we could give
glory to God for the way He provided for everything we need.
At the end of October we had 8 residents already and we stopped for
few weeks receiving new residents, as we
needed time to get used to the work.
ĎWordí about the centre start to get
out and people started to know about the Centre and more people came
to visit showing an interest in it. The local newspaper wanted to have
an interview about the place and to have a special feature about us.
More elderly came in the centre, more stories Ė many of them are sad
and our goal is to transform their life into a happy ending. By the
end of the month, 14 residents were benefiting from our services.
What a month!!! We had to appoint more staff as the demands were
On December 19,
we held a Christmas Charitable Concert
in the Charlotte Lounge.
Was a great success, as people that were invited came and the
fundraising on that event was £170 ($272). We had 3 different
Christian bands singing and above all the elderly had a great time and
enjoyed every minute of the concert. The children from
kindergarten, churches, and Gepiu
Centre came carolling to bring the
joy of Jesus born.
We had mission trippers
visiting, two different groups and I want to thank those that took the
time to just stay and listen even if they didnít understood a word of
what they were told, but this was very important for our residents.
They appreciate very much when people from other countries come and
visit and they felt loved and their spirit rejoiced because somebody
cared about them.
and Ian, our Canadians friends that
live near Salonta came to do some craft activities that the elderly
appreciated that a lot. Also on Christmas Day, they gave from their
time to decorate the Christmas table and made the elderly feel very
special, over a wonderful Christmas lunch.
Also we had some sad events, as on December 23 and 27, two of our
residents past away. Lady Craciunas
was one and maybe those of you that
have been in Romania remember her. She was 74 years old but suffered
with diabetes and had many complications that come with this illness.
is again a busy month with many requests from different people. Five
more residents came this past month and we pray to be able to care for
them in such a way that they will feel Gods love through our work.
One great joy for me is that people from Romania start to understand
the work that we do and start donating money or products for the
elderly centre. In January, we had the former owner of the building
calling me and wanting to donate meat from a pig that he raised in his
With this special occasion of a
monthly report, I want to thank all of you that gave money for
constructing the first phase of JFL and got it to be operating. In
December we made an appeal for people to
sponsor furnishing rooms. Fantastically, all except one are now
furnished and have people living in.
We have one more to do!!!
It is a large four bed room, that we will need to be furnished in
February ready for more people who want to come and live with us.
The total cost will be £1000 ($1,600)
so please spread the word and Iím
confident that God will be faithful again and provide the cash that is
Please pray for us:
- To have wisdom when we select the
residents, to choose those that really need our help;
- To know how to care and love each
- To have sufficient money for food and
everything else that we need in order cover the operating costs and
to care for their individual needs.
Donít miss my next
report when you will discover how your money, your time and your
prayers make a different in someone life.
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