Monday, April 6, 2015

Day 1 - "It's Never Too Late..." (Stocks)

"Pastor, can you help me? I want to learn to read."  The Roma man who stood in the doorway of the church with his black hat in one hand and his Bible in the other was a regular attendee of the services.  He told his all too familiar story about having to drop out of school early to work to help support his family. His story is common among the Roma living in the Ferentari neighborhood of Bucharest.  From this encounter and additional stories of other adults who are now seeing the value of an education, the Boaz 2nd Chance program was born.  This addition to the ministries of Project Ruth has the goal of helping those adults who want to complete a grade, earn a certificate, or improve their reading skills. With a specially trained teacher these classes meet in the evenings and are filling a great need in the neighborhood.  Among the first to attend was this young Roma man eager to learn to read. 

Thanksgiving & Prayer Requests:
  • Praise God for this opportunity of education. 
  • Pray for word to spread in the neighborhood so others can learn. 
  • Ask God to continue to provide opportunities for adults to learn.

Ralph & Tammy Stocks, Romania

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