Church of the Ascension has a companion relationship with the British charity organisation "Children in Distress" (CiD), that was founded in the year 1990. CiD addresses the plight of children, often orphans, with HIV or other incurable or terminal diseases in the Eastern European country of Romania. We support three institutions in Romania, financially as well as physically by visiting them once a year: St. Christopher's in Curtea de Arges, St. Laurence's in Cernavoda and St. Margaret's in Bucharest.
In August 2017 eight members of the Ascension community will spend time with the children and young adults at the Children in Distress houses in Bucharest, Pitesti, Cernavoda and Curtea de Arges. This will be Ascension's fourth trip to serve alongside Children in Distress. We will report about our trip when we return.