europe: May 04, 2011

Wholistic Ministry of CE Oradea (Romania)

The CE Union in Oradea district near the western border of Romania is involved in many activities combining spiritual and social ministry. They care for different age groups with various needs.

In the “Julia Home” young people, who don’t have families that can take care of them. The children need support for their school work and counselling. The older youth are now getting vocational training in the CE “Onesimus programme”.
The “Happy Hearts Club” is a regular programme with 15-20 (sometimes up to 40) teenagers attending. They watch movies, play quiz in groups, do handicrafts and discuss topics such as: Who or what can influence our lives? How can we organize our holidays? How can we make good decisions? The leaders are happy to see that God is opening the hearts of the teens. There is also a Youth Bible Study Group with generally 30 young people taking part.

The CE Union is also running programmes for elderly people. By the “Granny Programme”, lonely old people are visited once or twice a month. By the home care programme „Naomi’s Smile“ more than 60 old people are regularly visited and cared for. The same number of elderly people attend the “Elisabeth Club”. They share their problems and joys and bring the spiritual seeds in their own families. The Easter celebration was attended by about 150 people.
Another programme is the “Winter Help” for poor families. During the winter month more than 250 families are given financial support and are invited to a monthly meeting.

May 04, 2011, 23:48 h by Thomas Kröck.