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Confident in Christ

Andrea’s life got off to a rough start. When her mother abandoned her at three months, she faced the dire prospect of time in a Romanian orphanage, an institution known for neglect and abuse. Fortunately, she was placed in foster care with a good family whom she grew to love. Like many orphans, Andrea struggled…

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I am listening to Jesus!

Raul was born into what is an all too common family situation in Roma communities. His father was unfaithful to his wife and uncaring toward his son. His parents divorced when he was only four years old, and Raul was physically abused by his mother and stepfather. The beatings became so bad that he decided…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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GYPSY COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY TOMORROW CLUBS IN ROMANIA

Roma communities have long been defined by chaos. For generations, Gypsies have remained on the fringe of society, their life style void of well defined boundaries, rules, and balance. Zsolt Szucs, the Country Director for Romania, says “The hope for change in Roma communities lies with the children.” He believes bringing the Gospel and teaching…

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