“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”  —Matthew 5:7

Hope for the Future organization was abundantly blessed this year. As we partnered with Bethesda Foundation, we were able to help sponsor children in Bethesda Home and Day Center. In our yearly visit to Romania we also started a new Hope for the Future program to help children in the town of Alexandria, a short drive from Bucharest. We also visited and rejoiced with the families that we have been sponsoring for years. It’s so nice to see these children flourishing, their life changed by your generous giving. We are humbled to be the instrument of your charity and wish you could see the joy you bring to them.

This Christmas time we thank God for his blessing of your tender heart that were touched by the needs of these children. In this letter we want to share the joy and enclosed a couple of the families that were blessed to get a sponsor. We were not able to enclose all the family that were sponsored, and there are many more that need sponsorship. But for now, Bethesda Foundation can open its doors to more needy children, having the security of these new sponsorship.

Drosu Family: (5 children) Because of lack of education the mom does not have a job. The father is working on a wheel repairing shop. In his free time, he tries to find some other small jobs. They are all living in two rooms. The rooms are used as bedroom, kitchen and a bathroom.

Dumitru Family: (4 children) They are a Christian family who attend the brethren church. They all live in one room due to the small income. Only the father is working. The children have health issues and the mother is unable to work do to their health needs.

Talaba Family: The family lived in a village close to Galati. Due to violence and alcohol abuse by the father the family split up. The mother has no job and found shelter for a while at Bethesda. She is a believer and searches for answers from God.

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Dear friends,

Welcome to Hope for the Future!  Since 1997 our calling to help the Romanian  needy children has developed into a community action of love and compaction for the less fortunate in our home country. Us we help the children we lift the spirits of the whole families and give witness of God’s love and faithfulness towards the widows and the fatherless.

As I visited Romania this year I was touched by the love and enduring spirit of Benone family. A family in Giurgiu with six children, the parents are unemployed and for the last few year are doing add day jobs to provide for their children. As we talk the husband told me how God’s hand is present in their life. He mentioned that their horse died, he said it was a blessing since it was eating lots of hey he now can feed to the cow or the other life stock, also he said that God show him how strong he was, when need came he harnessed himself to the carriage and asked the kids to push behind him and brought the necessities home himself. We brought some gifts to the kids and helped with the paying of some utilities bills. As we left the wife insisted to give us some eggs and cheese to take to some other families in need.

While in Romania I volunteered in a State Children Hospital; that was an eye opening experience, to a very much needed program for volunteers. The nurses would place the milk battles by the child’s bed and in a half an hour they would come and take it, if there were no volunteers the children would not eat. The volunteer would bring dippers and we were allowed to change the children 4 times a day, and if we did not bring the dippers the children would not be changed. I asked why, and I was told that the feeding and changing are the parents’ responsibilities, but since the parents have other children at home the children are left in the hospital by themselves.

Please join me in your next trip to Romania…Visit a children’s hospital and give a needed hand to the helpless and most precious sick children. If you are interested, please let me know so I can give more information about volunteering.

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