Timeline

1993 / fall

After returning from completing his studies in Scotland, reformed pastor Levente Horváth is tasked with launching a mission to addicts in Cluj-Napoca by Kálmán Csiha, bishop of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Transylvania. At nearly the same time Bible-study groups tailored to addicts are formed in Székelyudvarhely (under supervision of Gizella Antalfi) and in Tg. Mures (under the supervision of Dezső Bustya, PhD). The Cluj-Napoca, Tg. Mures and Székelyudvarhely groups together formed the Reformed Rescue Mission, which was joined by other groups later on.

1994 / summer

The first Short-Term Therapy Program is organized by the Reformed Rescue Mission.

1996 / spring

The Bonus Pastor Foundation (BPF) is founded as a Romanian non-profit organization providing legal status and financial administration for the activities of Reformed Rescue Mission.

1996 / summer

The first Annual Aftercare Camp is organized.

1997 / fall

BPF signs a 99-year lease agreement with the Romanian Government for the Ozd Castle estate and associated buildings.

1998 / summer

The first Children’s Prevention Camp is organized.

1998-2001

Renovation work begins on the Ozd property, beginning with the repair and replacement of the castle roof.

2003-2005

Work begins to restore the granary building (Part of the Ozd castle estate) renovating it into a Residential Therapy Center.

2004 / end of the year

Baroness Maria Jude donates the Castle Estate to BPF

2005 / April

The Long-Term Therapy Program is launched in the renovated Ozd Therapy Center (formerly the Castle Granary).

2009 / March

Fundraising trip in Scotland

2009 / November

Fundraising trip in the Netherlands

2014

BPF hosts its 50th Short-Term Therapy Program

2015 / September

Ozd Therapy Center celebrates ten years of operation.