Blythswood, Mission Partners of Castle Street, Missions

Blythswood Update – February 3rd 2021

Daniel Centre

The ambulance will no longer come for Cipri’s nose bleeds.  André and Gaby still have no work.  Daniel continues with online school.  Silveu has joined the Centre.

Soreen seems to be still in Italy.  Istvan had left to live with relatives but is now back, having been beaten up and put out by his uncle.  Marian will stay on for 2 months to earn enough to refurbish his new flat.  Alix no longer works in the Covid situation and causes conflict in the Centre.

Covid is generally under control in Romania but with fewer residents working and contributing to their keep, the Centre’s food bill is rising.  The re-development of Blythswood’s depot is now out for tender.

There is reasonable hope that the Hungarian government – the only European government that officially aids the persecuted church – will give a grant towards The Centre’s project to help adding rooms to a school in Kenya.

Talita Kum

TK1 and TK2 are, unlike the Romanian schools, open again.   Because the schools are still closed, TK1 and TK2 are now operating fully, but now in the mornings as well in their normal afterschool mode.

Adi’s appeal has been granted and they are waiting for a re-assessment of their situation for EU funds for running costs for TKs 1-4.  There is still a considerable shortfall, however, for getting TK3 and TK4 up and running.