A little bit of yarn in Romania makes knitted baby layettes
Within fifteen months, Adventist women and friends of Câmpina knitted more than five thousand baby items wrapped in 850 gift packages for their project, “Hope for the Newborn.”
Inter-European Division (EUD)
[Romania] Women of three Seventh-day Adventist churches in Câmpina, Romania, hold monthly women’s meetings and invite their friends to join them. Many guests have been attending regularly in the past years and have joined the church members with a project “Hope for the Newborn” to help mothers with newborn babies.
Twenty women are involved in the newborn baby project at present. The women, one of whom is ninety years old, knit baby products for each baby packet which contains hand-made baby blanket, a pair of pants and jacket, a newborn baby bonnet, and a pair of socks, and a changing towel. As each gift package is prepared for delivery, the missionary book of the year is also included for the mothers.
Women delivering the packages travel to the hospital by bus, three and four times a week, carrying five to ten packages. The project started fifteen months ago, and 850 gift packages have been given away. Needy mothers in difficult social conditions also get additional help.
The project was initiated by the Mărășești Church in Câmpina, but with three Adventist Church congregations in the town, women from two other churches have become involved in the project. One of the greatest challenges is finding funds for the material used, but God always helps!
Most of the Seventh-day Adventist churches of Mutenia Conference in Romania have women’s ministry projects that are carried out by enthusiastic Adventist women who deliberately use their projects to reach women outside of the Church.
Another way of reaching the community is with enditnow®—Adventists Say No to Violence abuse awareness events, particularly in November at the time when Europe observes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25.
The General Conference Women’s Ministries resource packets prepared for enditnow® Emphasis Day provide sermons, seminars, and other special features for church congregations when planning the services and activities for the fourth Sabbath of August, a special day on the Adventist World Church Calendar. Read more about enditnow Emphasis Day packets
Contributed by Women’s Ministries of Romania
Published in Mosaic newsletter, 2019 Q3, Summer issue