Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

The birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, is a reminder to be thankful to God for His coming into the world. In this past year, our beloved intercessor Saint Paraskeva,  through her intercession prayers in front of Almighty God, moved the hearts of our donors enabling us to respond to many critical needs  during this past year. Together, we have overcome the pandemic fears and economic losses by continuing to remember those in most need. We can only thank God for our volunteers, for our extended family of donors and for your continuous commitment to the sick and the poor of Romania!

Abundant joy was created by the gifts and packages of food that have been delivered in our projects and had targeted over 3,000 thousands children  all across Romania. The aid has included: shoes, clothing, school supplies, food and all types of sweets. Many urgent local needs such as kitchen supplies for soup kitchens, refrigerators, winter utilities to provide heat for children, urgent medical coverage, tuition, orphanage costs  and so many more were accomplished in our working projects all across Romania. We have been very busy distributing grants that are totaling close to 200,000 USD to cover 30 active operational SPOC projects in Romania. What a miracle this is! … Our love touches them and their love touches us and we all are immersed in a change for good. Thousands of children and hundreds of families, living in devastating poverty, received a glimpse of happiness once again – all thanks to your generosity.

Behind this wonderful work there is the committed and loving sacrifice of our volunteers who have been determined to move our mission forward one more year. To all those who labored for these children in desperate needs, please receive your reward – a token of appreciation fashioned and carried on by the children’s joy. Your love for the neighbor has penetrated across the globe in spite of global pandemic difficulties! We pray and we hope for health and peace in the world in 2022 and we give thanks to God in these moments of Royal celebration.  We  pray that our Lord continues to sustain the flame of joy moving forward in the years to come. On behalf of children in Romania and all the volunteers from SPOC, we wish you all  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Mariana Cuceu, MD, MPH