Just a 90 minute drive from Oradea, into a
region of natural beauty that so many of the children we work with, in
and around the city, have never seen.
thought was to build a Retreat Centre to provide many Outreach
opportunities for those we work with in the city. Even just to provide
the experience of the mountains for children living difficult lives,
could provide them the moment to ‘See God’ in the beauty of the hills
far away from the trauma that is so much a part of their daily life.
With a potential
investment needed for a Retreat Centre of £200,000 ($260,000) it
seemed we always had other priorities to raise support for and as a
result, the Boga Mountain Site stood empty for several years.
On the Site –
there is a remarkable tree – three of them actually totally
intertwined which gave us the vision of calling the Site – Trinity
supported by a group of fund-raisers in England, money was raised to
buy high-end Canvas Tents and Equipment to start Camping Trips to the Boga Mountains for children from our projects.
As a result, we
could arrange for children to enjoy Camp in Boga,
from both Gepiu and
Tileagd projects. This was an amazing experience for all the children
and we were so thankful to those who,
through their support, enabled us
to provide experiences which we truly pray help draw the kids closer
to God during their ‘mountain top