(reposted from our team blog at cbf-romany-ministries.blogspot.com) But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; indeed, he has prepared a city for them. Hebrews 11:16 When my friend Robert, a chaplain in the prison system here, asked me to... Continue Reading →
(reposted from the team blog at cbf-romany-ministries.blogspot.com) The osada (settlement) in Vazec, Slovakia can be a pretty dark place. Lots of Roma squatting in small shanties on the edge of the village, but there are a few bright spots in Vazec. One shining light is Danka, a Slovak woman, who works tirelessly for her community particularly... Continue Reading →
I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. --Joel 2:28b NIV I admire Reilo. He had this idea and did it. Like most Sinti Romany in Germany of his generation, he never finished school. But after... Continue Reading →
(reposted from our team blog, cbf-romany-ministries.blogspot.com) “Poverty is an enormous waste of potential," someone once said. In Romania, Romany children are not only disproportionately poor; they are also faced with deadening discrimination in the school system and often lack support from their homes in pursuit of an education. Consequently, few Romany children make it past... Continue Reading →
(reposted from our team blog, cbf-romany-ministries.blogspot.com) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 (NIV) I first met Anna* at church - a noisy, come-and-go Romany church with services in Sinti Romani with simultaneous translation into Dutch. Anna, with her 7 or 8 children,... Continue Reading →
(reposted from our team blog - cbf-romany-ministries.blogspot.com) In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.... Continue Reading →
Next week begins the week of prayer for Roma People, which coincides with International Roma Day on April 8. As we do every year, the Romany Team has compiled a prayer guide for the week - complete with stories and prayer requests from our teammates who work among the Roma People in Europe. If you're... Continue Reading →
Today's snapshot is from our trip last week to Spain for our annual team meeting. We're so honored and blessed to be able to work alongside these wonderful friends - God is truly good, and he's doing amazing things in the world!