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Children’s Article: Delivering milk in villages of Romania

Come along with us to deliver milk to poor people in villages of Romania. We will need to start early so we can deliver all the milk before dark.

While we drive to the village where we will deliver milk, let me tell you why I think milk is so important. Children around the world need good food and vitamins to stay strong and healthy. But many children and their families don’t have enough nutritious food to eat. Milk is full of vitamins and other things that help children grow. Calcium in the milk makes your bones stronger so they don’t break easily. Children who live in orphanages love to drink milk because they know it’s healthy for them.

Facts about milk

Milk is one of the most nutritious drinks in the world.
Christopher Columbus brought cows on his second trip to America in 1493.
The average American consumes almost 25 gallons of milk a year.

You might wonder who gets the milk. We give milk to poor families, widows, orphans, and handicapped people. Most of these people do not have enough money to buy a cow. Or maybe they don’t have space to keep a cow on their property.

We are ready for our first stop.

The people we will visit now are an elderly father and his handicapped son. (Their house is pictured at right.) They come out of their house and meet us by the gate. Life is hard for them and they are very poor. But the kindness of the milk delivery driver and the gift of milk brightens their day.

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Next, let’s go visit Pavel, whose house is just down the road.

He lives all alone. Milk is a special treat for him! “Do you have a copy of the Seed of Truth magazine for me?” Pavel asks. He takes the magazine gratefully and listens carefully as the milk delivery man explains what we need to do to prepare to meet God.

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Lavinia also lives on the same road.

There are four children in her family. Her mother left the children and went to live in Italy. Lavinia’s father is a Christian and does the best he can to raise his children alone. But life is hard for Lavinia and her siblings without their mother. Lavinia’s smile shows how glad she is for the gift of milk.

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It is time to go so we can get to other villages to deliver milk before the day is over. We climb into the milk delivery van and bump down the road toward another village. Children at an orphanage there are waiting for us to arrive with the special gift of milk.

villages of Romania, Christian Aid Ministries