Category: Prevention

School Supplies for Children in Ogra

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela When we started our programs in Ogra years ago, one of the things we noticed needs change is education. So many children did not go to school and most of the adults were illiterate. We believe that if the…

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Trip To The Zoo

“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these!” Mathew 19:14 For children who come from at risk environment it is so hard to accept and understand their own value and the fact that someone has done something for them, something so…

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Enjoying the sun!

“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury; the time spent engaged in it is not time that could be better spent in more formal educational pursuits. Play is a necessity.” - Kay Redfield Jamieson   Every year in the spring time schools in Romania have a week called “Scoala altfel”…

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Boots for Children in Need from Mures County

Winters in Romania are cold and for the children that come from poor conditions the situation is even worse. For the past year we received a winter boots donation from Metro Ministries Romania. We were so blessed this year that we were able to give to the children from the gypsy community in Ogra who…

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Successful Christmas Project „Give From the Heart”

„Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others.” Thomas S. Monson   About two months ago, after coming home from one of our programs in Ogra one evening, I was talking to my niece…

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Support Group for the Preteens in Ogra

„In my world there are no bad kids, just impressionable, conflicted young people wrestling with emotions and impulses, trying to communicate their feelings and needs the only way they know how.”                                                …

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Happy Smiles!

One of the greatest struggles in our work at Ogra is teaching the importance of hygiene to a community that wasn’t taught for generations, a community that also doesn’t have the financial situation to buy all the products necessary for a good hygiene. We realized that we can’t ask the children to wash their own…

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Summer Activities in Ogra

It has been a wonderful summer in Ogra. We had sun and we had rain, but most of all we had the Lord’s blessing and protection through it all. We were able to use the school in Ogra for four weeks to run our activities. Every day from 10am to 12pm we had a program…

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Christmas Parties Bring Great Joy

  We are in the final stretch of joy-filled Christmas parties for all of the hundreds of orphans and at risk Roma kids we serve in Mures County Romania. We partner with Samaritan's Purse AND supplement the gifts with age appropriate aid, a feast, singing Christmas carols and worship songs, and reading and explaining of…

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Prevention of Abandonment department – update

Over Christmas we got a lot of hand-knitted sweater, socks, caps and blankets from Switzerland. Of course we shared this received blessing with some of the poorer families in Ogra. Right in time, when the cold weather started in Romania, we could give to approximate 30 families a package for their little children, who are…

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