- Steve & Rachel Prescott, Missions Lead, Kings Church Bolton UK.
The only way our team could describe our time in Lazereni this year was special and God inspired. We saw every team member have fun, be challenged, serve, love on others and ultimately grow closer to God. Lazareni is a special place, God is doing an incredible work and we just love being part of it. Our team came back bigger and although we came to give we left receiving far more than we gave. We love what the Caleb Foundation stand for as you stand in the gap for communities that society says are hopeless but we witness you depositing hope into the lives of others.
- Adam Islip, Kings Church, Bolton UK
Walking around the Gypsy village for the first time, with the team from the Caleb Foundation, was a profoundly stirring experience. You can’t help but notice the poverty and the desperate conditions that people are living in, but at the same time sense the joy and deep community spirit that exists between them. You can also see the incredible difference that the Caleb Foundation is bringing to this village – not just in the here and now, but in totally transforming the future for the next generation. The impact is noticeable, but more importantly, it’s eternal. The difference they are making will only ever been truly seen in heaven.
Your time here will transform you too. You will have come to serve and give – but you will probably leave with having received so much more! As you roll your sleeves up and get stuck in, God will undoubtedly work on your own heart too. Helping the poor, teaching children, visiting widows, serving the vision that God has given to Gheorghe & Alina will be both tiring and deeply refreshing. But “as you refresh others, you too yourself will be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25
- Andrea Cain, Kings Church
Mission has made me appreciate what we have as a family as a church and were there’s room for change. In serving, praying and bringing people to God. I’m Glad our work is continuing with the Caleb foundation, I can’t wait till next time we meet. God is amazing.
- Phil Daniels, Kings Church
Mission has continued to stoke my fire. Every time I go to Romania, I am undone. I have never been to a place that makes me cry with emotion and yet so much joy too. I have learnt so much about not having to have world possessions to have Joy. This is one of my biggest take away from this journey. Gheorghe & Alina inspire me so much and I’m truly privileged to have them in my life.
- Danielle Amos, Kings Church
Reflecting on Romania it’s made me realize how blessed we are that we have the capability through god to serve and bless others so uniquely. It’s really humbled my outlook on life and I know through God’s strength alone we can achieve anything. I feel truly honoured to have been able to share such a fantastic experience with amazing people where we have been able to place our hands and hearts on a community that will shine through God’s work. Thank You to Alina, Gheorghe and all my team for allowing me to be apart of something so so great.
- Annabelle Young, Kings Church
I was absolutely blown away at what God does already at the Caleb Foundation. I absolutely loved being with the team here and learning from what they do so well. God is clearly at work here and moving in changing and building lives. For me personally, being willing to do whatever it takes and being attentive to what God is saying is vital to joining in here. Thank you so much Gheorghe & Alina for allowing us to join in with what you are doing!
- Naomi Bainbridge, Kings Church
It opened my eyes to see how people have so much joy in the midst of what we see as poverty and how that circumstances shouldn’t dictate your joy, and in fact you should have joy in EVERY situation because of who Jesus is, not because of what’s going on around us on earth.
- Jacob Harrison, Kings Church
Mission has drawn me closer to God and hear from him in a new way. It has also enabled me to see the world in a new way. It has also given me a fresh confidence in my faith in God.
- David Smart, Kings Church
Coming to Lazareni has opened my eyes to what God is doing among the gypsy people, and grown me as a person as I learnt the joy of serving God in a team. Gheorghe and Alina have been an inspiration.
- Jean Barass, Kings Church
WOW, what a week! The passion and commitment of the whole Caleb team is overwhelming. Each and every one of them have inspired me. They truly represent and live out God’s love. They are all living testimonies of God’s promises…He takes our little and uses it beyond our wildest dreams. No longer will I doubt my little…instead I will faithfully give all my ‘littles’ to God and watch with excitement what He does with them. Caleb Foundation you are beyond outstanding…Thank You.