June 2021 saw the launch of our Phoebe Project. The aim of this project is to raise awareness and support for women who are investing their lives in God’s Kingdom, as did Phoebe of Cenchreae (Rom.12:1-2).
The Phoebe Project also aims to raise awareness of organisations and projects in which women play a significant role.
One of these organisations is Hospice Emanuel. It provides palliative care to patients in the district of Oradea, Romania. This care extends to the families of patients, seeking to bring them Christian help and comfort at the most difficult of times.
It was established in 1996 under the supervision of Marinela Rotariu. Marinela’s desire and prayer is:
“that beside easing their pain we would be able through our Christianity to bring the love of God and His salvation in every house where we visit those who are suffering.”
SGA has helped to purchase a syringe driver to alleviate pain. There are advanced plans in place to have a new hospice building erected which will better serve those who need care.
Social Kitchen Phoebe Project
Another “Phoebe Project” supported by SGA is in Dalgodeltsi – a village in north-western Bulgaria. Its population of around 1000 has a sizeable Roma community.
The great needs of this community prompted members of the local evangelical church to start a social kitchen. SGA provided funds for its start-up and its ongoing running costs.
The church building where the kitchen operates is in the very centre of the village and easily accessible. Lunches are provided for around 40 adults and breakfast for 30 school children. In addition, with the support of some volunteers, around 10 disabled people receive their food at home. These visits provide ample opportunity to share about Jesus Christ.
These two very different projects are united by the desire of the women involved to serve needs and share Christ’s love within their local communities.
There may be a Phoebe Representative in your area who would love to come and speak to your ladies about these and other modern-day “Phoebes”.