Background and Goals

 

"Romania, a country of beauty and bounty;
but strangely in great need."


M. Gillette, Missionary to Matthew's House

Background

Romania, though richly blessed by God with plentiful natural resources, has been cruelly strangled by a repressive government to the point of economic and spiritual bankruptcy. As a result of the breakdown of Communism, the most affected are the children ... the orphans. In a society of exhausted government funds these children suffer tremendously.  The government has closed most state orphanages, putting them in foster homes and apartments.  Though many spend unsupervised time on the streets.

For the past several years we have been acting ambassadors to Romania.   Representing the Lord Jesus Christ, we have been working diligently to farm and provide food for four Christian-run orphanages.   100% of the food we grow is given to the children.

Agriculture at Matthew’s House continues. The land at the farm has been under cultivation and now the weeds have lessened their grip and the compost from animals and other things produced by the farm is now going back onto the land in significant amounts. Agriculture has been a great testimony to Romania about the love of Christ toward them.

The orchard has over 400 trees growing and beginning to produce fruit. The original plan for the orchard has now been planted and achieved. There is an enormous amount of fruit to be realized, through the maintenance care and pruning of these trees. God wants us to be fruitful, just like the orchard He wants to achieve all the potential He puts in us.

The orchard and clover fields are continuing to be pollinated by about 20 families of bees, who provide honey for us.   It is a mutually beneficial system that God has provided for the farm.

Help us pray for an efficient canning system for our growing farm products.

 

Agriculture has been a great testimony to Romania about the love of Christ toward them.

We are in the process of extending our ability to help by building a house which would be used to provide a place for the children to come to and learn a trade after they leave the orphanages.  The career options for these young people are non-existent.  Many make un-wise choices simply to be able to survive.  We are called by God to take these young people in and teach them how to farm and how to work a specific trade.  

Matthew's House, currently under construction, will provide these children with a safe, happy environment staffed by caring individuals called to share the blessings of God.  When the house is complete, we will also be able to invite Christian workers from the USA to come to Romania and share their time and talents with these young people.


Goals

After almost 26 years of service to the Lord in Romania with non profits established both in the U.S. and Romania, we are moving forward beyond just the agricultural aspects.

The completion of the construction of Matthew's House mission headquarters/domiciliary is even more urgent.  This will require finances, prayer and the material to make this a reality.

This is much responsibility and work; more than ever before at this mission. But by faith, we can see it come to pass.


"Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
Matthew 25:40

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