An Emmaus Cambridge companion has received a certificate from an Emmaus community in Romania as a thank you for his help in a project.

Simon has visited Romania five times in recent years to help with a variety of projects at Emmaus communities. Most recently, Simon visited the Emmaus lasi community on a week’s holiday but was invited to stay for one month after getting stuck into work on a project that will see the build of three new accommodation houses to support homeless people, plus a large warehouse to sell farm produce that has been grown on their land.

“Although I was there on holiday, I did work, because to me it was a break away somewhere different. And I thought, what else would I do? Sit in the community and not help? That’s not what Emmaus is all about – you dig in and work together. I spent three weeks fitting insulation to the metal skeleton that will be accommodation for their companions and at the end of my stay I was giving this certificate and they held a BBQ for me – it was really unexpected!”

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