A moment I will never forget
By Debi Hall
I have a vivid recollection of that day back in 2004…I was sat on the sofa and my dad in his armchair. In the lead up to this wonderful memory of mine, dad had been helping organise Harvest for the Hungry, where donated food was collected locally and made into food parcels for struggling families in Eastern Europe. As part of this, my dad was given the amazing opportunity to see first-hand these parcels being delivered to families in Oradea, Romania. He had put a lot of work into this and I was very proud of him.
When he returned from Oradea, my special moment was born. My dad took my mum and I on an emotional journey, speaking through his tears about his experience in Romania. It went from tears of pain, for the families out there struggling with very little, to tears of joy for the amazing work God was doing through Transform Europe Network.
This moment touched me deeply and one I will never forget. I felt the Lord really wanted me also to help, in whatever way I could. So, I set up a standing order with TEN and requested the money was used for the work in Oradea, where my dad had visited and where I felt the Lord wanted my help to go. I’ve been donating since then and receive regular email newsletters, so I can see the amazing work being done.
Last year, the Lord took my mother home. At the end she was wanting to go to be with Him; this was such a testament to her faith, and it helped us to let her go. The support TEN showed my family after my mother’s passing is something I will never forget. The people at TEN really do care so much and I have no doubt God is at the heart of everything they do.