Walter and Dolly Stevens
Missionaries to Romania
Summary: This proposal is to request funding to pay off the balance of a former Medical clinic that is currently housing our STARS preschool and after school programs for Roma (Gypsy) children. The facility is a fully functional Medical Clinic and comes complete with all furniture and equipment. Our plan is to reopen the clinic in order to provide medical services to the Roma community in Tinca, Romania. MANNA has already invested $150,000 to purchase this property. Jerry Abbott is seeking $28,000.00 to replace a flat roof with a pitched roof.
The Ministry: Education is an important component of MANNA philosophy to empower people to provide for themselves. In 2015 we initiated the STARS preschool and after school program.
We have two simple goals:
- To teach preschool Roma (Gypsy) children to speak Romanian (most only speak Gypsy language), so that when they begin 1st grade they would be able to understand their teacher.
- To provide an after school meal and tutoring, since most parents are unable to help their children with homework. A marvelous added benefit is that Roma children will be able to read the Bible for themselves and their family!
In only eighteen months, STARS has dramatically improved the educational abilities of 20 Roma children who are involved in the preschool and after school programs.
We anticipated that STARS would grow from an initial group of 10 students to 35-50 at capacity and would require more space for Roma children than our first building could provide.
In January of 2016, God provided an incredible opportunity to purchase a new facility formerly used as a medical clinic for the Roma community.
The Opportunity: When we considered this building as a possible home for STARS, we learned that after ten years of operation, because of lack of funding, the Medical Clinic had been closed for over a year.
We are excited that this facility will not only give us ample space for the STARS program, but also give us opportunity to re-open the clinic to meet some of the medical needs of the Roma community in Tinca. God is multiplying the possibilities to share His Love and Saving Grace!
The two-story, 4,000 square foot building is constructed of ICFs, Interlocking Concrete Forms. Basically, interlocking polystyrene blocks filled with reinforcing steel rods and concrete. This “green” technology is sustainable and provides a minimum insulation factor of at R-40. It is constructed of the best materials. Zoned floor heating keeps the facility warm during the brutal winters.
The selling price included everything inside the clinic as well: exam tables, sterilizers, office furniture, computers, medical records, an ultrasound machine, filing cabinets, etc. The building has internal and external security cameras that can be accessed remotely. The ten-year-old building is situated on a fenced and gated one-acre lot.
We plan to utilize the ground floor to reopen the medical clinic, offering such services as pre-natal care, childhood immunizations, women’s health services, dispensing over the counter medications, heath check ups, and minor emergency services.
The Need: Jerry Abbot is needs to raise $28,000.00 for a new roof for this building. He is wanting to replace the old flat roof, which leaks terribly, with a new pitched roof before the winter season begins. PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING TO THIS PROJECT.
Ways to be part of this project:
Funds can be given through MANNA with the project number #76350
OR, Funds can be given though:
13626 W. BALDCYPRESS
Boise, ID 83713
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