Good News from Mustard Seed in August 2007
the news is bad, but in Mustard Seed we are glad we have good news to tell
about opportunities and steady progress on many of our projects in
are especially pleased with the success of our Homework Club in the
a result five of the older children, now teenagers have achieved high enough
grades to qualify for the vocational high school in the city of
In the Cefa area a significant number of needy pensioners are now assisted through our Adopt-A-Granny sponsorship scheme. There are many many pensioners in need of help and sponsorship in other nearby areas, but not in the Cefa area, which shows the difference we make there.
There is good progress in our work among young people brought up in the state orphanages and often really damaged mentally and emotionally as a result.
There is superb progress at the boys hostel also at Cefa. While some young men have not stayed there long, since it opened in October 2005, one especially has turned his life around and is making excellent use of the opportunity given to him.
The young women in the sponsored apartments are all doing well and are now virtually fully independent, Since 2000 when we first became involved, two have married.
One result of joining EU has been a huge increase in prices for the
basics of life, food, rent, fuel, medication, etc. in
Yes we are encouraged, really delighted at the progress we see in the areas where we work. But for every one we help there are many others in need of help.
For us to continue that help until we are really not needed in Romania anymore, we do need help with funding – funds to take 3 more aid lorries to Eastern Europe this year, funds to build a home where homeless pensioners can live, funds to continue to run the various projects and programmes we have begun. As our motto says:
“Your help makes a difference”.