I do not know how can I thank you.
You probably saved my life. That help you rendered me by way of providing with things, and furniture, facilities and clothes saved my kids and me.
I have been the eighth child in the family and was born at a refuse dump. My parents just lived and worked there. We built huts and warmed them with small stoves in winter. There were lots of families who lived the way we did. My parents were alcohol addict. Six of my brothers died due to different circumstances and only I and my older brother survived. When I turned to 18 years I met a young man whom I fell in love and then I gave birth to my firth baby. The Salvage Army in Kaliningrad helped me to find an old house of my parents. The house suffered fire. Corps officers helped me to make small repair works inside it, and pay off old debts for electricity, but it was still without water and heating. We sank a well and built a small stove.
And I gave birth to the second son. But once I've been visited by people from the Commission on Juvenile Affairs, and they said that legally my living conditions did not allow me to keep my children in them. I responded that I did not have enough money to buy furniture, and clothes, cots and other things, I did not have funds for those things. Then I decided that if they took my kids away from me I would not feel like living any longer. And when the matter was under solution whether to take my kids from me and I was thinking of how I am going to end my life. Having talked about it with an officer of the Salvage Army, he promised to help me. The next day they literally brought me some furniture, cots for children, clothes, an oven, and a fridge and other things, exactly everything that I needed. When the Commission arrived to take my kids away, it was surprised. They took a decision that in the new conditions I can keep on live and bring up my children. So it turns out that you saved my life.
I do not know how to thank you for your kind heart. I am especially grateful to the Salvage Army in Kaliningrad and its officers Anatolyand Natalia.Thank you very much.
The testimonial letter I received from one of the families that we deal with. We help them with food and assist with everything that is required due to your humanitarian supplies.
Be kindly requested not to publish in in Russian editions. Nastya is a very shy young woman and she was worried about it.
Chisinau, Moldavien 3 oktober 2005
Letter of Appreciation
I am sending this letter to express gartitude for the ministry of the Salvation Army Humanitarian Aid, Vasteras,Sweden , under the leadership of director Arne Nordberg.
On regular basis we recieve trucks with humanitarian aid, and recently we have recieved some extraordinary gifts from Vasteras.A fire engine wich has been presented to the fire department in Chisinau, a mobile hospitalthat will serve the ministry of our mobile clinic, and a Scania truck wich both can transport the mobile hospital and replace our truck for local distributionof humanitarian aid.
these gifts are an answer of our prayers, and we ask God´s blessing upon the ministry of the Salvation Army Humaitarian Aid in Vasteras, and look forward to more cooperation in the future.
To the Salvation Army, Västerås, Sweden:
We send you the most grateful thanks for the wheelchairs designed for children, that we recieved along with a donation with medical equpiment from you.
These wheelchairs will be very useful, since we haven´t been able to buy such things to our patients for a very very long time.
Translation of a newspaper article
Viata Liberå (Romania) 2006.01.11
Thanks to the Salvation Army foundation from the Swedish town Västerås, the Clinical Emergency Hospital "Sf. Apostol Andrei" recieved these past days a truck full of medical equpiment, something of high interest to the hospital.
According to the medical director of the hospital, Dr. Mihai Bucatanschi, the equipment consisted of 21 rehabilitation beds with perfusion mounting systems and modern nightstands, two special beds for intensive care for coronary patients and 40 wheelchairs.
the sections in
the hospital, while
some of the wheelchairs,
wich were designed
for children, were
sent to the Clinical
for Children, "Sf.Ion".
I know this response is well overdue, but i want to extend a more formal appreciation on behalf of The Salvation Army Georgia region, and people we have been able to serve due to your contribution of medical equipment.
Your donationhas given us an immense opportunity to interact and minster to needy people. We also appreciate that you are willing to continue to send us equipment. We wil be in contact in the future to discuss when we would like/be able to recieve more items.
Please do not
hesitate to contact
me if there is
any other information
you would need/want
Until then, bless God,
Parczev (Polen) 8 April 2006
Mr Arne Norberg,
We would like to thank for gifts, wich we obtained from you. Beds and medical equipment are very good and useful for our patients.
Economical situation of our hospital is very hard. Thanks to your helt we can buy better medicines and improve medical care. I hope our cooperation will be continued.
On teh occasion of Easter, we would like to wish you all teh best. Above all , health and hapiness.
Happy Easter! Alleluja!
The Salvation Army
Catherine Booth Hospital
I, on behalf of the hospital and the community benefited trough the services of this hospital would like to thank you and the Vasteras Corps in Sweden and Latvia territory.
Dear friends in Vasteras Corps, Catherine Booth Hospital continuing in the healing ministry for the last 110 years. During the time of missionaries it was fine, but now we find it difficult to buy equipments and other things. Meanwhile, Arne appeared in teh scenario like a god´s angel on your behalf. And so we retrieved lot of medical equipment. Still the needs are there and we are praying to the Lord to get us some generous people like you to serve the poor community over here with modern technologies.
Thank you friends for the five cointainers of equipments to equip our selves. We appreiciate this very much and pray that God will bless you abundantly. Be confident what you have done to this unprivileged, will you have credibility in The Kingdom od the Lord.
We do keep remember you and your services inour prayers, please remember us also in your prayers. At this time i thank Salvation Army who is ouor mother linnks us in this way.
Yours under the flag,
Burundi 25 juni 2006
Just after, I will send to you as well to Emily and Judy a video and pictures of the event.
Thank you so much for the effort you made, what you have done is bigger than you think, and is going to save so many lives! Iin that particular province many pregnant women was loosing their babies when the time of giving birth approached becuse the hospital had not oneough material for the maternity and lack of material in the operation room, like operation bed etc.
I will now go trough how many physical handicapped the country has. In one word, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Our hospitals are so poor in everthing, so whatever they can have is welcomed. We will try to disrtibute some wheelchairs to handicapped in some hospitals but i am sure this still needed op much, as well as hospital beds as so.
The vice president of National Assembly is the one who helped us to bring our container from Daar-es-Salaam to Burundi and paid the storage and transportation fees. The person i counted on at first, was not available for many weeks, and during that period we had to pay the storage fees in daar-es-Salaam.
I am thankful to God for this donation and fpr every perosn He uses to bless our country with such very good items when it was so needed.
Thank you dear brother, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!
Cordinatior of PACWA_BURUNDI and in Central Africa Francophone
To The Salvation Army from Västerås, Sweden
Spitalul Clinic de Urgenta Sfantul Apostol Andrei, Galati, Romania
Thanks you for the help you sent by the form of medical furniture and utensils. Everything sent from you are real help from us.
Our hospital has approximately 1500 beds, 9 floors and includes 30 sections and deparments. With the beds you sent us, we will be able tio replace a part of the existing beds in the orthopedic section the coronary deparment and the cardiology section.
The wheelchairs will be distributed among he hospital sections and departments, while the fridges will be used for keeping the supplementary food for patients in the dining halls.
Hoping to work together in the future,
Mihai Bucatanschi, medical director of the hospital , is sincerely thanking you and wishes you Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!