We will make a difference!

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6: 9-10

Many of you have asked us, how you can help the people in the Ukraine as well as those having fled to Romania from the horrors of war.

God orchestrated it that we became acquainted with our brother Alex Tinjajev who is on the pastoral team of “Khrystyianska Tserkva” (Christian Chruch) from Cherkasy, a city about 200 km south of Kiev. He was allowed to leave the Ukraine as he has three daughters under the age of eight.  His family has found refuge in an orphanage in Beiuș, a small town close to Lazareni, together with about 80 people from his church family. He looks after them and tries to organize supplies for about 200 people, who have decided to remain in their hometown in the Ukraine. His brother‑in‑law has been driving to and from there several times – first with people and now with food and medicine.

If you want to contribute to filling a 20-ton truck with goods to send to his home town, as well as for covering other daily expenses the group incurs, please send your love gift to the Caleb Foundation, which acts as a neutral, independent and respected mediator for the sake of financial transparency.

Here is Alex in our office sharing his heart with us all:

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We are very grateful for help!

On behalf of Caleb Foundation, yours sincerely

Gheorghe and Alina Galea

 

New Building Project- Mission House

Those that have visited Caleb Foundation in the past five years have seen how much we have expanded our programs and projects and grown our impact in the community.

Whether you were part of a short-term mission team or visited as an individual I am sure you were blessed to be able to interact with the ever-growing romma community in Lazareni. While some of you were thrilled to be working with the small children or the students, others had the privilege of insulating homes and participating in other hands-on projects that brought comfort to the needy families. Now, without wanting to make the other jealous, the teams that joined us for the Caleb Sommer Camps seemed to have had the most fun while transforming many lives.

If there is a common suggestion in our end of trip survey, that would be “we’d like to spend more time out in the village”. So far we have had to drive back and forth from Oradea every day as Caleb could not offer suitable accommodation.

After much prayer and hours of discussion with our board we have decided it was time to build a building that would serve that very purpose, hosting our mission teams, as well as other. So as seen in the 3D rendering there is going to be (finally) a large enough room on the main floor to fit the crowds present for different activities and celebrations throughout the year. This will also serve as a dining room as we are pleased to let you know we will be serving all the meals on site.

Upstairs there will be four bedrooms that will accommodate our Short Mission Teams during the warmer months and Internship Program candidates in the colder months.

Now, all we have to do is raise the necessary funds for the Mission House! The good news is that some friends have already pledged to cover some of the costs! 

UPDATE: visible progress

Will you consider donating EUR 50; EUR 100; EUR 1000 or more towards making this dream come true?
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Victory sign in the window

Victory sign in the window… Today I went to the colony to fetch the kindergarten children. After walking for about 15 minutes, I had frozen toes, cause Doroteea and winter socks don’t go together. One thing about me is that when I’m cold I’m not the friendliest person in the world. Walking down the snowy street, waiting to see where another dog would come out of, Denisa points out this window.

– Look, did you see?

– See what?

Turning my head and see this “picture” placed in the window.

My heart danced with joy.

This “picture” is a letter I wrote to Romina’s mother about her little girl. When I wrote them, my though was something like “I’m sure they’ll end up in the trash.” But no. Not only was this letter not thrown away, on the contrary, it was put in the window for all to see. Those who pass by can stop and read it. It was not my intention to be read by more people, but I am happy for that gesture. It gave me the courage to dare more.

Yes, the Roma may not value many things, but what comes out of love they end up putting in the window, like a white flag.

The line between love and pity may be fine, but they certainly feel the difference.

When you help a person no matter what color they are, you wonder if it was love or pity. When you give love, the person who receives will raise a white flag of victory.

Love will always be a sign of victory!

Don’t ever forget that!

with love, Doroteea

Enjoy our handmade Christmas inspired items!

We are proud to present some very special Christmas items that our Creative Workshop team has put so much love and effort into. If you would like to purchase any of these items against a donation made out to Caleb Foundation please contact us at: office@ fundatiacaleb.com or via our Facebook page. More about our handmade creations here:

 

Caleb Camp 2020

The best part about this year’s camp is that we were able to have more children attend. Previous years we had 36-40 kids and this year we had 90.

Feedback from the leaders:

Cornel: “I was thrilled to see the love that was visibly manifested by the leaders towards the children. The kids have begun to open up so much more and we were able to start new relationships.”

Mugurel: “Because of Covid 19 we were not able to travel anywhere so we had to have our camp on Caleb’s property. To every one’s amazement amazing things happen right here in our little village. To me the Camp Fire was the highlight as God used that time to bless the children.”

Daniela: “The team work spirit clearly manifested in the Caleb team was what made the camp such a great success.”

Denisa: “It was such a great camp. For me, the time spent with the teenage girls was the best experience.”

Doroteea: “What I liked the most in previous years were the nights spent with the girls, but unfortunately this year this was not possible.”

Alina & George: “It was a God ordained camp. Both children and grownups love to gravitate around Caleb as this is the place where they have the best experiences. Everything was done out of sacrificial love.”