Adopt-A-Family was CAM’s first humanitarian aid program. It was designed to provide much-needed food for poor and often large Christian families living in communist Romania. Over the years, tens of thousands of families in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, and the Middle East have been blessed with Adopt-A-Family food parcels.
It is not uncommon for us to get letters or even visits from people who want to say “thank you” for the food parcels their families received in years gone by. Children, now grown up, remember the excitement and blessing of a food parcel arriving at their homes in times of great need.
Daniella from Switzerland remembers her family receiving Adopt-A-Family food parcels when she was a child in Romania. She recently wrote, “Thank you for everything your organization did for my family. I was born in a family of nine children. Money was always tight, and my parents had to make many sacrifices to raise us. But every month we got some food from you. It was a blessing. You made a difference in our lives, and I am grateful for that. You have no idea how much it meant to us.”
Though a lot has changed in Romania since Daniella was a child, lots of things remain the same. Poverty is still common and even severe in many places. Many fathers of large Christian families still struggle to provide for their families, surviving on minimal government support and income from sporadic odd jobs. There are still few jobs available other than in the cities or other European countries. And hundreds of families still greatly appreciate the food parcels and pray for their sponsors in America. The help comes at a difficult time in their lives—a time when there are children to send to school, clothes to provide, a house to heat in the cold winter months, many mouths to feed, and very little money.
Thank you, sponsors, for having compassion on our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world.
If you would like to provide monthly food parcels for needy families, please choose a monthly amount below or give a one-time donation using the options below.