The Volunteer Day in Veľká Ida

We were pleased to welcome a precious visit in Veľká Ida on Thursday (September 11th). The former firehouse in Veľká Ida is being currently reconstructed to become a new community center. The visitors were precious not only because of coming from a great distance, but especially due to their enthusiasm for help.

Missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Elder and Sister Miller, along with two other young missionaries from Utah, arrived to Veľká Ida at 8:30 am in the morning already and started to help to our building coordinator and his local assistants from Ida´s marginalized Roma community immediately. The reconstruction works are carried out since the beginning of August.

Elder and Sister Miller helped with small adjustments of windows and younger volunteers have also tried jointing, cutting out and drilling the walls. Elder Jardine, who already has experience in construction, speaks great Slovak. He has been in Slovakia for a year and he needed only two months to learn Slovak language.

We would like to thank to the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for their financial support as well as for helping out.

In the pictures, you can see the reconstruction progress and what have the local men together with the building coordinator and his assistant done already to provide a safe place for children from their community where they can develop their talents and skills and where they can also learn lot of new things.