As long term followers of this blog will know Alison and I have been long term supporters and friends of the work of the Church here in Poiana (near Constanta, Romania). Run by the Pastors, Alex and Heather Chalmers, it is a real privilege to visit each year and help folk who'se day to day lives are a constant battle for survival.
The bulk of the work this year is to insulate a house and so, as a team, we got underway yesterday morning in very hot weather (although it's not the hottest of summers just now, they still haven't had rain for 3 months).
All the work carried out by the Chalmers family is funded by church and individual donations and it is remarkable what they achieve for the Kingdom of Jesus, but some would say that house building, playing with children isn't missionary work. However I would say that the Jesus I follow is concerned about the WHOLE of our lives, physical as well as spiritual and so anything which serves to improve the lives of others is bringing the blessing of Jesus to them.
Anyway, I'd better go now as breakfast and day two of the house beckons……………..
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