What does a good man mean

A short thought written in England, in the 1600s, by John Trapp: And thy righteousness may profit thyself and others; for the just liveth by his own faith; he maketh a living of it, and a good one too. And as for his charity, it is the mother of all manner of good works, whereof…

A new extension

A new extension, in the back, but in the front there will be one, too. Before:   After:   We are grateful for the support of Aschcombe School, UK.

Charity manifests goodness in overflowing generosity

Reading from Celsius Spicq, Agape in the New Testament: Charity is neither passion nor ordinary liking. It is a pure and spiritual desire for the good, rooted deep in the heart. The charitable man loves those who are spiteful and unresponsive. Spiritual love is its own motive. Just as light by nature illuminates, so also…

The great reward of the charitable

Reading from Ceslaus Spicq, Agape in the New Testament: But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. (Luke 6:35 KJV) The joy of the persecuted…

Partaking in the building project

by Jamie Trezise Returning to Romania with the Ashcombe School has been a delightful experience. One of the things I was particularly looking forward to doing on my return was partaking in the building project, organised by the Fundatia Link Romania Moldavia. This year’s building project was particularly special to me, as we formulated a…

Protect the vulnerable on the streets

On our first day in Iasi Arpi gave us a huge insight into the lives of its residents. He led us into some of the most beautiful, bustling parts of the city, which completely shifted my prejudices towards life in Romania. After this we were collectively introduced to some of the many homeless people that…

My Work in Romania, by Roger Wakeford

I first visited Romania in 2001 as a school teacher assisting with a group of 6th form pupils from the school where I worked.  I came because the teacher leading the party wanted someone with craft skills (I was a Design Technology teacher), but I then knew little about the country.  However, afterwards I was…

My time working with Fundatia Link Romania Moldavia

Written by Livvy Bathe, a 22 year old university graduate from England. Five years ago, as a student at The Ashcombe School in Surrey, England, I was fortunate enough to take part in a nine-day trip to the city of Iasi, Romania, working with the charity Fundatia Link Romania Moldavia, run by Arpad (Arpi) Foszto…

The meadow with a fortress.

Attached are some pictures of a family that lives at about an hour from our city, in a village, a really remote one. It has an interesting name, translated sounds like:the meadow with a fortress.   Unfortunately it is nothing like that.  4 children> a daughter, 16, a boy, 9, an other boy, 5, and…

Blessed is he that considereth the poor

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing:…