Sprijina Casa Jubilee

Ajutor crestin pentru femei
vulnerabile din Romania

Prima mea vizita la Casa Jubilee de langa Bucuresti a fost in august 2011. A fost o decizie de ultim moment sa ma alatur echipei de tineri care faceau vizite misionare lucrarilor Casa Jubilee si Casa Shalom. Nu a fost moment de tipul „rugului aprins” sau vreun alt semn miraculos care sa ma indemne sa urc in avion, ci era totusi, o nevoie, iar eu aveam timpul si resursele necesare care sa-mi permita sa ma alatur vizitei, asa ca am facut-o. Crestini fiind, deseori tindem sa complicam, iar uneori sa supra-spiritualizam raspunsul nostru la ceea ce ne cere Dumnezeu sa facem pentru El.Isaia 1:17 spune „Invatati-va sa faceti binele, cautati dreptatea, ocrotiti pe cel asuprit, faceti dreptate orfanului, aparati pe vaduva!” Dumnezeu mi-a modelat inima in asa fel incat sa ma alatur echipei; Ma rog ca pe masura ce citesti sa o modeleze si pe-a ta in aceeasi directie.

Am petrecut diminetile si serile toride de vara varuind peretii din perimetrul Casei Jubilee si ajutand cu echipa cu orice era nevoie. Imi amintesc ca am fost coplesita de cantitatea de munca ce a fost necesara pentru a oferi un astfel de camin fetelor. In pauzele dintre activitatile de intretinere jucam baschet si povesteam impreuna(barierea lingvistica nu ne-a stat in cale!). In ciuda unor trecuturi cumplite, fetele erau surprinzator de prietenoasoase si usor de iubit. M-a miscat mult cand am vazut cateva din fetele care erau mai retrase, ca s-au ridicat si s-au implicat in agitatia activitatilor noastre din centru.

Pe masura ce vizita noastra se desfasura, am inceput sa descopar povestile fetelor in detaliu: abuzuri, neglijenta si abandonul erau din nefericire teme comune.

S-a ridicat o intrebare dificila: de ce eu am o casa confortabila si o familie care-mi ofera siguranta in timp ce aceste fete fara apare depind de ajutorul strainilor? Nu ma pot preface c-as cunoaste toate raspunsurile, insa am ajuns sa cunosc mai profund caracterul lui Dumnezeu prin cititea cuvantului Sau: din fericire, El este un Dumnezeu Bun! Acolo unde omul a incalcat porunca, provocand durere si suferinta in aceasta lume, El adice restaurare si viata! El deleaga bisericii sa-i fie maini si picioare, prin care sa promoveze valorile Imparatiei si sa reflecte caracterul Sau intr-o lume pierduta: si chiar mai specific, femeilor din familia Casei Jubilee si comunitatii din Bolintin-Deal, Bucuresti.

I had the opportunity to return to Casa Jubilee in the summer of 2015 and again in the spring of 2016, this time with smaller teams. These trip involved spending a lot more time with the women as opposed to carrying out maintenance work within the property. I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to go back and visit the women again. It was amazing to witness first-hand the benefits of the care and love they have been given by the staff, and support from faithful givers. Many of the women who had been quite withdrawn were much more animated and independent. As well as this, they had grown in their creativity; this was evident though their enjoyment of the craft activities. The women have also grown in their solidarity; have truly have become sisters. Now anyone with a sister or sibling will understand that petty fights and squabbles are pretty much inevitable! Though consider this: for these women, many of whom were deserted by their own families, learning to develop and work on such relationships is a gift from the Lord. Sisters can also be fiercely loyal, and it is evident that the women have become very protective of their home and their own family unit.

I could see that other members of the team were also deeply encouraged by the work and investment in the lives of the women at Jubilee. Taking part in a smaller team naturally exposed us to the more specific needs of the staff, of the women and of their home. It was inspiring to watch how God provided for those needs as we prayed. Casa Jubilee relies totally on the prayerful and financial support of those who see a need and meet it in the way they can. It is our prayer that God would continue to miraculously meet the practical, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the women at Casa Jubilee. We would love you to partner with us in this prayer too.

As a result of making that last minute decision back in 2011 to ‘tag along’ on a mission trip, I now look forward to more pre- planned visits to Casa Jubilee.

“And after the earthquake a re, but the LORD was not in the re. And after the re the sound of a low whisper.” 1 Kings 19:12

Hannah Thompson

Support Group member