Adrian & Gabriella's visit

Adrian & Gabriella - mid flight

In March, Adrian & Gabriella (who run Casa Valentin in Romania) came over to visit, and particularly to join us for our Sunflower Fellowship Celebration meeting. Twenty-four supporters braved the snowy conditions to make it to the Pilgrim's Hatch Mission for the meeting. Adrian and Gabriela showed some pictures on-screen and talked about their current work at Casa Valentin, including the safe arrival of all your shoe boxes. They also answered questions from the floor, and after, everyone enjoyed seasonal cream teas! Click 'read more' link below to see more photos.

Shoebox update

Shoeboxes being distributed

Thnk you to all who sent shoeboxes of presents for Christmas. 312 were successfully delivered to the children of school ages, covering 4 villages (Cataloi, Frecatzei, Posta and Telitza) plus 41 children who attend Adrian and Gabriela's other Day Centre in the County Town of Tulcea. Here are pictures of the happy children receiving their boxes - for many this will have been the only presents they received, so a massive thank you for all you have done for them, your continued support is greatly appreciated. Click 'read more' link below to see more photos.


Christmas Newsletter

Happy Christmas to all - here is the Christmas newsletter for all the latest news from Casa Valentin.


Children with shoeboxes

We have sent 312 shoe boxes packed with Christmas gifts which will be given to the children of school ages, covering 4 villages (Cataloi, Frecatzei, Posta and Telitza) plus 41 children who attend Adrian and Gabriela's other Day Centre in the County Town of Tulcea. Massive thanks to all who donated the gifts for these boxes.

Community Education

For a few years now the Kindergarten and Primary schools at Cataloi have been sending a group of children to Casa Valentin two days a week during term time as part of their community education. In November we had requests from two other villages - Frecatzei and Posta - to send their children as well. This is a great reflection on the good educational side of our work in Romania as the teachers received glowing reports on the work done there.

Sunflower Seeds August 17

Latest newsletter with all the Summer time news from Casa Valentin.

Pastor Adrian

Pastor Adrian has had an unfortunate accident with a chainsaw, damaging two fingers on his left hand. Fortunately he is right-handed. As minister in charge of music at the local Baptist church, he is still able to play the keyboard, but is unlikely to be able to play the guitar again. The accident has not affected his driving, however. Please pray for his recovery and for the doctors helping him regain as much use of his hand as possible.

Candy Floss!

We have had a record number of children visiting Casa Valentin for this year’s summer holiday season and the children are really enjoying their holiday. A newly acquired ‘candy floss’ machine has proved immensely popular. The machine, which was given to the home by a well-wisher, is to be shared with Gabriela and Adrian’s sister charity “The Near-to-you Ministry Centre” in nearby Tulcea.

Extra staff for the holidays at Casa Valentin

One of our former carers, Violeta, who retired for personal reasons a couple of years ago, has re-joined the staff temporarily to help out during the very busy holiday season.

Easter Sunflower Seeds 2017

This summer edition of Sunflower Seeds depicts a cross-section of everyday life at Casa Valentin, and advertises the need for some new fruit trees for the garden. Most of the crops grown over recent years have been destroyed by flooding, and it seems sensible to replace these with hardy fruit trees instead.


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