ROMA KIDS FIND HOPE IN A TOMORROW CLUBS CAMP

One’s first impression when entering a Roma community is shock at the poor living conditions. Shelters seem to be constructed of anything readily at hand, and multiple families with children may share a single room. Most of the people do not read or write well. The vast majority are unemployed. With little food, one wonders…

A FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS

For many years, Tomorrow Clubs have worked in orphanages across Ukraine and Russia. In past newsletters, you may have read some of the stories of these children. Despite some improvement in the government child welfare systems, there are still hundreds of thousands of children living in orphanages. These children either have no parents, or their…

FADING CHURCH IN HUNGARY REVIVED BY NEW TOMORROW CLUB

The little city of Békés, Hungary, is similar to many other small towns in eastern Europe. High crime rates, alcoholism, poverty and unemployment contribute to discouragement and despair in much of the population. The widespread social and economic issues are huge stressors for families, and as a result many children are living in single-parent households.…

A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR ROMA KIDS THROUGH TOMORROW CLUBS

In Eastern Europe, the Roma people (formerly called Gypsies, a term now considered disrespectful) are often treated as outcasts. They are typically stereotyped as fortunetellers, thieves and beggars. Historically, they have been forced into slavery, denied housing, employment, healthcare, education, and have been targets of discriminatory laws. Under Nazi Germany, Roma people were interred and…

TOMORROW CLUB KIDS IN ROMANIA REACH OUT TO THEIR UNBELIEVING FAMILIES

This summer, Tomorrow Clubs in Romania will celebrate their first birthday! There are now 15 clubs up and running in this new frontier and right now, the Romanian Tomorrow Clubs are preparing for their national holidays and fairs. These are times when the children invite their parents and grandparents to a special event where they…

TOMORROW CLUBS IN UKRAINE GROW DESPITE CRISIS

Although Tomorrow Clubs in Ukraine have been established for quite a few years, we have been concerned about what impact the continuing miiltary conflict would have on the ministry.  Sadly, many Tomorrow Clubs in Donetsk and Lugansk were closed as thousands of Christians had to flee their homes to safer parts of Ukraine.  These difficulties…

HOPE IN THE MIDST OF HOPELESSNESS

Despite the recent Minsk agreements, the war in Eastern Ukraine is still ongoing. The conflict has taken thousands of lives, and made refugees of tens of thousands. Many displaced people have relocated to Zaporozhye because of its proximity to the war-torn Donetsk area. Currently, some 10,000 refugees from the Donbas region reside in Zaporozhye and…

NEW! TEEN CLUBS IN UKRAINE

he focus of Tomorrow Clubs is typically on children between the ages of 4 and 14. While we have always attempted to continue serving those who ‘outgrow’ the Clubs, in 2014 we officially launched a program with curriculum specifically designed for a teenaged audience. Club meetings are held in churches or homes, where teens participate…

EQUIPPING TOMORROW CLUB LEADERS IN GEORGIA

Evangelical churches in the country of Georgia, which shares its northern border with Russia, are struggling and have had little means of reaching unchurched children in their communities. Tomorrow Clubs have been started in various parts of this small country, and nearly 90% of the kids currently attending these new clubs are from non-Christian families!…