A TEAM from a Stroud church are back in town after an eventful week volunteering at a children’s holiday camp in Romania.

The Stroud fivesome helped run the five-day long camp in the First Baptist Church of Cluj-Napoca which attracted 500 children and brought the message of the gospel into a country which deeply opposed religion in its socialist past.

Led by local teacher Elizabeth Stanley and artist Mark Amis, the team were in the eastern European country from Saturday, June 21 to Saturday, June 28.

Mrs Stanley said: “It was brilliant, I loved every moment of it – we had so much fun”

“Forty years ago if you had told a teenager about Jesus in Romania you would have three years in a labour camp.

“So it’s amazing to look at this now” she said.