Norwich Christians' aid to Holocaust survivors
Norwich Christian couple, John and Krystyna Piercy, are seeking prayer support and provisions as they take the love of God, as well as much needed supplies, to Jewish Holocaust survivors in Central Europe on behalf of the Shalom Habakkuk Trust.
John and Krystyna Piercy (pictured on the right), who are members of City Church in Norwich, got involved in the work of the Shalom Habakkuk Trust 15 years ago because of a clear sense of ‘call’ initially to Hungary.
The charity, of which John is the Trust Administrator, exists to support distressed, destitute and disabled Holocaust survivors in Central Europe. This March the couple will return to Hungary for their 25th mission and are seeking support from the Norfolk Christian community.
Krystyna Piercy said: “To continue this vital work we urgently need prayer support, wheelchairs, zimmer frames and funds for the missions. We support very poor Jewish families in Budapest for whom we also urgently need new or nearly new clothes and shoes, plus toys.”
John Piercy explains: “Not only do we take vital aid, we also befriend these precious, dear, old Jewish people who are lonely, frail, sick and disabled and we also pray for them and encourage them by showing that somebody really cares. This is of vital importance and we feel privileged to work in the Lord with these Jewish folk who are generally ignored and forgotten. Please would you pray for them too.”
John specifically asks for prayer for a lady called Zofia, a destitute Polish Jewess Holocaust Survivor, who would have died this winter had the Shalom Habakkuk Trust not supplied her with enough medicines and coal for the whole winter.
Overland the charity takes vital medical supplies to Budapest to the hospital in which there are over 300 survivors who have suffered the terror of death camps like Auschwitz.
Some of these people are traumatised, depressed and disabled. Most are very sick and suffering. John and Krystyna meet with the patients to show them the love of the Lord and to encourage them that they are not useless or forgotten. Some are over 100 years old.
Phil Thorne, Senior Pastor of City Church, Norwich said: “This really is a key work of compassion flowing out from Norfolk and close to God's heart.”
This March the couple are returning once again to Budapest for their 25th mission. They would be very grateful for your prayer support and any of the items listed above.
John and Krystyna are very happy to visit churches to talk about their work. If you can offer support please contact John and Krystyna on 01603 880 881 or 07943836530.