Loving God & Loving People
We’re Reaching Romania, a UK Christian Charity working in and around the city of Arad. For the past 15 years we have provided physical, emotional and financial support, but most of all, spiritual hope to those in need.
Our work covers meeting the basic needs of elderly people with limited pensions to supporting minors in children’s homes, vulnerable babies, homeless people, children at a Kid’s Club and a Christian Centre/Music School plus educational programmes. We look closely at the needs of poor families and individual medical cases and do what we can to help.
Our work is concentrated in and around the city of Arad in Western Romania but extends into adjoining states.
We work closely with Pastor Jackie Ramsey and ministry leaders to provide on-going support to a variety of projects.
Our mission is to reach out & help the poor, sick & vulnerable of Western Romania.
We’ve been helping those in need for fifteen years. The Charity was founded to relieve poverty and distress, to advance education and the Christian faith. We achieved a lot in the early years, such as digging wells, the establishment of a school in a deprived area and the formation of a Child Sponsorship Scheme.
The Charity was established in 2000 by former missionary, Kay Grover from Devon. She was assisted by her brother, Peter who was a dedicated supporter of the Charity’s Projects until his death in 2013.
Irene Phillips was called to Romania in 2005 where she supported Pastor Jackie with her ministries.
After her marriage to Wayne, he joined her on the mission field until their return to Wales in 2007.
2008 – 2009
Kay invited Irene & Wayne to take over the running of the Charity. New Trustees were appointed and it was officially transferred to Wales.
“And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe”
Meet the Trustees
Our team is made up of a group of caring, passionate and loving people who came together to make a positive change in Romania. Our Trustees make self-funded trips to Romania several times a year to visit the projects and work on the front line.
Trustee & Chairman
Has been a supporter of the Charity since its foundation.
Christine says... “With a background of working with vulnerable people, the needs touched my heart from my first visit and I am privileged to be still involved”.
Trustee & Secretary
Responsible for administration, & organizing fund raising events.
Irene says... “From my first trip in 2001 I developed a love for the people and a passion for serving the vulnerable”.
Trustee & Treasurer
Is a committed fundraiser and responsible for accounting.
Wayne says… “After my wife introduced me to Romania in 2006 God gave me a commitment to serve Him with all of my heart”.
Originally from Romania with a wealth of knowledge about the country’s culture and needs.
Emanuela says… “For a long time the elderly and children in need were on my heart and joining “Reaching Romania” is an answer to my prayer“.
Originally from a Romanian village with a real understanding of the difficulties that people in rural areas face .
Mihai says… "Even though I have been living in Wales for many years I have a compassionate heart for helping the poor in my home country".
Meet the Romanian Team
Pastor Jackie Ramsey
Full-time Missionary in Romania for past 16 years. She has responsibility for the Projects in Romania and we support practically and financially. Visit Pastor Jackie's blog.
Marius and Elena Aslau
Husband and wife team who are leaders of the “Jesus Generation” Centre in San Nicolau Mic. Marius is a qualified Music Teacher and runs the Music School. Elena is a teacher and psychologist.
Joint leader with his wife, Lynsey of the Vinga Children’s Programme. Also runs the “Widows Mite” Project in the state of Arad.
Leader of the Baby Ministry (Pre-placed Child Development Programme) and joint leader with husband, Spencer of the Vinga Children’s Programme.
Qualified social worker with her own ministries supporting poor, sick and vulnerable people in and around the city of Arad.