Christ The Rock partners with REGEN Foundation in Fagaras, Romania. REGEN is involved with children and older students, especially under-served children in the Roma communities in and around Fagaras. In addition to homework clubs, Bible lessons, and practical help for families, they work to invest in the futures of older students. One newer venture for them is a woodshop.
Two years ago, REGEN received generous donations to set up a wood workshop. The workshop was created to allow students to learn valuable work skills, and experience a working environment where various wooden products are made. These skills can translate into employable skills to help them in adulthood. And so many other lessons are taught and learned in this setting: how to obey safety regulations, how to be patient while learning, how to complete new and difficult tasks — and how to do everything in school, work and all of life to honor God.
Since the wood workshop was set up, students have completed a variety of educational and productive projects. They’ve worked on practical projects such as repairing the stairs at a REGEN building, and making a locked outdoor storage shed. And they’ve also been able to work on some fun projects that will enrich the children’s experience at Homework Clubs: they’ve created bean-bag toss games, wooden puzzles, and other games.
Please keep the children in your prayers, especially as they reach middle school and the teen years. There are many forces pulling them away from Jesus during those ages. And please pray for our ministry partners at REGEN, Petry and Kyle Groza and their three children — and also for Carly, a long-term missionary from Christ The Rock who is serving with REGEN for several years. We are thankful for their work sharing the Gospel in this formerly Communist country where it was forbidden from 1947-1989. Whether it’s through a woodshop or a homework club, REGEN is helping rebuild His church one child, one family at a time.