Most in the West don’t realize the dire plight of the world’s poorest families….
The majority of the families we work with live off less the $75 a month. They generally have no electricity or indoor plumbing; they use outhouses and the village well for drinking water, which often is contaminated. Children usually go hungry and are plagued by parasitic worm infestations. They have no access to education or health care. Thus, neonatal mortality rate is extremely high. Many children and adults alike die of easily cured/preventable disease. Moreover, they live in very inadequate, dirt floor shelters (made of mud and sticks) that often collapse during heavy rains or snows. Heating in the winter months is very burdensome as well. Many end up freezing to death or get severe frostbite because they are unable to pay for wood to heat their makeshift shelters.
In large part we work in poor gypsy camps….
Most of the poor families we work with are in poor gypsy villages around our area. Our outreach to these poor communities includes:
- Providing medical care.
- Providing food, clothing, and toiletries.
- Helping them find social help from other non-profits and government agencies.
- Helping them with legal paperwork and other important legal matters (since most of them cannot read, write, or even understand such issues).
- Construction and Repair of their homes.
- Bussing them to church.
- VBS activities and other games with the gypsy kids.
Our goal is to lead as many to Christ as possible….
Our goal with the gypsy people is to lead as many to the Lord as possible. We fight against years of conditioning that have hardened their hearts and lead to a sinful environment. The Lord is good though, as we have seen progress, especially among the children. We ask that you pray for our continued progress.