Thrilled Romanians Receive Food and Supplies

February 10, 2015 by  
Filed under Aid Delivered, Featured News

Smiling-childrenIt is hard to express the joy of seeing the smiling faces of children who have received a hot meal where there is not much else for them to smile about.
Last September we sent a container from our Langley depot to help an orphanage in Romania. The children were not the only ones to be blessed with warm food and clothing, seniors and many others benefited from this shipment
The container arrived in time to distribute the warm clothing before the on set of very cold weather. It came to the town of Ploiesti, Romania; this is about half hour drive north of the capital city Bucharest. From there it was distributed to several communities in the area for seniors homes, orphanages, hospitals, homeless and to families in need.
This container is part of an ongoing effort in the area by GEMS through several ministries to bring relief to the motherless and the widows, seeing to the needs of those that have very little.

unloading  seniors-home orphans orphanage-unloading making-soup homeless-seniors

 

Container for Nicaragua

November 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Aid Shipping, GEMS Mailing List

A container sent from our Langley depot early May recently arrived in Nicaragua.

The container took some time to be delivered as it was held up in customs. Near the end of July they were able to open the container and begin to distribute the material.

Pastor Emanuel Aguirre oversaw the distribution. With the help of Pastor Rivera and Pastor Madrigal they brought sewing machines to widows and single mothers, medical equipment to the Rehabilitation Hospital, and food and clothing to many poor people in and around the area of Managua.

Family receiving clothing

Family receiving clothing

Unloading Container

Unloading Container

Many sewing machines have been donated.

Many sewing machines have been donated.

Along with medical equipment there was opportunity to pray for the patients at the hospital

Along with medical equipment there was opportunity to pray for the patients at the hospital

Items being distributed to other communities

Items being distributed to other communities

Medical equipment for a local hospital

Medical equipment for a local hospital

Container arriving in Tanzania

January 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Aid Shipping, GEMS Mailing List

A container that was shipped in the middle of November from Penticton is due to arrive in the port city of Dar El Salaam, Tanzania on January 21, 2013. It will be transported to it’s final destination of Kahama in the northern area of Tanzania a week later.

This container is in cooperation with One Person Project organization, in Penticton BC. It is filled with medical equipment/supplies and education material. We will provide pictures as they are made available.

Containers to Burundi

December 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Aid Shipping, GEMS Mailing List

Two containers will be leaving Edmonton AB for Bujumbura, Burundi, East Africa (beside Rwanda) on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. They are expected to arrive in the middle of February 2013. These containers are for Elmer and Sherry Komant, field workers who recently lived in Rwanda.

The Komants are beginning this work and will be establishing a primary and secondary school there. There are many upheavals in Burundi and this has given a great opportunity to minister and bring change. Please pray for them as they embark on this new mission. We will give more updates as the containers land.

Update on Romania container

February 26, 2012 by  
Filed under GEMS Mailing List, Needs

The container we sent to Romania and was held up in customs due to medical equipment regulations has been re-routed to Moldova a small country to the north east of Romania and is expected to arrive on Monday February, 27. After a lot of paper work and many phone calls it seems to be near completion. It will be received in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Container Troubles in Romania

February 3, 2012 by  
Filed under GEMS Mailing List, Needs

A container that was sent on October 27, 2011 has been delayed due to custom regulations in Romania. It was to go to Crihalma (Brasov region) for Albert Enns. It arrived in early January and was due to clear customs by the 9th. However, upon arrival we were made aware of new import rules concerning medical equipment.

Two weeks ago we were given the choices to either destroy the equipment, have the container sent back to Canada or find another country to take the supplies. Given the cost of these choices we have decided to send it to Cahul in Moldova, a small country bordering Romania. Currently it is in the port city of Constanta, Romania and we are hoping that it will be released tomorrow, (February, 3).

This is an example of some of the many problems that can arise when shipping containers overseas. The cost is not limited to the shipment but can run thousands of dollars over in these cases. Please continue to pray that the doors will be open for this one to make it safely to a place it can be used. Our next container will also be sent to Romania, pray that it will not experience the troubles of our latest shipment.
constanta, port city of romania

Ministering in El Salvador

December 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Aid Delivered, GEMS Mailing List

The team has been travelling throughout El Salvador and is set to return in the next few days. They have spent time speaking at various churches and seeing first hand some of the hard hit areas from the flooding in the past month. The container that was sent ahead of them was held up for a few days but has been released and is being distributed, the team is assisting in those efforts.

They had the opportunity to go to the Mayor’s office in the town of Jiquilisco, El Salvador and speak with the Mayor, the council and a number of city workers. Pastor Darcy Dube and pastor Douglas spoke with the Mayor who was very appreciative of the help that was given.