As freezing conditions arrive in Bulgaria…
After two hours of driving east from Sofia, I reach the small village of Karnare. It’s late morning and I see around 50 children running, some barefooted, towards the soup kitchen. As they approach, the aroma coming from the large pot of bean soup fills them with growing excitement. For most of these Roma children, this will be their only meal of the day and they will return every day during the winter, thanks to the love and care shown by our Mission Possible partners in Europe.
Chattering and smiling, they shuffle along the wooden benches and wait patiently for lunch, with a bowl and spoon. After eating their bread and hot soup, the children hear about the good news of Jesus and join in a prayer. Still smiling, they leave the friendly warmth of the kitchen and return to their freezing homes; shacks made of bricks, cardboard and rags. The ministry of Mission Possible takes place because somebody cares.
* WinterHelp Donation Promise
Thanks to a generous benefactor, TEN promises to double the first £1,000 of individual donations made between 3rd December (#GivingTuesday – the global charity giving day) and the 31st December 2019. For example, if you donate £20 towards the WinterHelp 2019 appeal, TEN will contribute an additional £20 to enable its partners in Europe to help even more families.
Your gift means so much to these poor families.
This winter many of TEN’s partners will again offer assistance to the most vulnerable people in their communities. Without the generosity of UK Christians only a small number of elderly people and families can be helped. Donating money towards TEN’s WinterHelp Appeal enables our partners to offer hot meals to children, buy and distribute food parcels, supply logs for stoves and other vital provisions. This costs much less than it would to source and send supplies from the UK.
How can you give to WinterHelp?
» Donations can be made online by using the Give to WinterHelp button above
» Send a cheque made out to ‘TEN’ and write WinterHelp on the back.
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