Potter’s House Today
Chosen Foundation Romania -The Potter’s House was founded in June 2000 by Dr. Oana Stoian Ciucure as an answer to the needs of street children in Timisoara, Romania, and to share with them the Good News and love of Jesus Christ. Ten children came to live and take part in The Potter’s House, and by September 2000, they officially became part of the Residential Program. In 2007, legislation changed and the living space was declared too small to accommodate 10 children at the house. In 2014, we earned the status of _________________________
Since its founding, children from disadvantaged families have been involved in the Day Program. The Day Program helps prevent the children from abandoning their family and school. The Potter’s House is much like a big family, where love for the Lord and for the children is the glue that holds children, leaders and volunteers together. Their hearts sing for joy at being loved and accepted.
Since 2000, many of our children have become teenagers and so the program Teen Assist was started and continues to be developed in many new and productive ways.
Today we are blessed to offer two Summer Camps, fun activities during the year such as participating in the Timisoara Marathon, annual events at Christmas and Easter, and a special outreach to the underserved in Romania with Medical Missions. We also are privileged to have the support of many churches, and the involvement of volunteers from all over the world, both as individuals, and from organizations such as Greater Europe Mission.
Over the years, the passion for the Lord’s work with children has expanded. Chosen USA was founded by Jay and Cindy Janke , now led by Bonnie Zogby; Chosen Northern Ireland by Andy and Pauline Fleming; and Chosen Germany by Pastor Klaus Schroettel. God has richly blessed us!