Alex and Heather serve the people in Poiana, along with their family, through a church plant, children and youth groups as well as practical projects like the ‘House Insulation Project’ (HIP).
HIP enables the Chalmers to provide a necessity to their local community for free. The winters in Poiana can be very harsh, with heavy snowfall and winds. They put insulation on the outside of the houses, cover it in a layer of cement and then re-paint the exterior to match what it was before. This is a simple thing to do, and yet it brings joy and warmth to people’s homes.
Click the play button below to watch a video of one of the Mission Trips in 2017.
They have recently launched ‘Make a Difference’ (MAD) in Poiana. This is where teams of people with varying skills are going to Poiana, from all over the world, to help in any way they can. Some people will help with practical work such as insulating houses and refurbishing the children’s play area. Others will be serving the church and community.
They base their missionary work around this Bible verse:
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” - Matthew 25:35-37
The work they are doing out in Poiana is critical to those families. Many of them are still living in real poverty, struggling to find work due to age, health or family situations. Our support is crucial to enable them to continue on with the work they are doing in God’s name.