Mission Work - Romania

Since 1999, each December a trip is made to Bucharest, Romania to assist the church there in preparing a Christmas gift bag for needy children. Along with providing gifts for the children at the church, visits are made to hospitals, orphanages, and day care centers. This past year, 4,716 bags were prepared. The Christmas gift bag includes a suit of clothes, gloves, toboggan, socks, underwear, school supplies, toiletries, candy, and a toy. This is the only present that some of these children will receive for the Christmas holiday. We also visit and take gifts to several assisted living type facilities for the elderly. It is very humbling to see a grown woman cry when she pulls the toboggan from her bag. ALL of the presents are greatly appreciated. We also have the opportunity to teach and preach to the Bucharest church family. The greatest encouragement seems to be that we promise to come back again. This work could not be accomplished without the help of the elders and members of the Broad Street congregation.
David & Beverly Precise