|PO Box 148145, Nashville, TN 37214-8145|
|telephone: (615) 478-3203|
We would not be doing our job if we weren’t steering our young people towards the church! Sunday is usually a “working” day for us as we are surrounded by orphans at church and welcome them to eat with us afterwards as part of the Sunday Dinner program.
Most of the orphans to whom we minister attend church. We invite them and encourage them to come and to get involved, and have been pleased to see quite a few of them do just that!
In general, orphans are not looked upon favorably in Romania, and this attitude extends to the church also. However, we have witnessed many Romanians who have taken an interest in these young people and invested in their lives. We have also seen attitudes changing at some of the churches we attend.
At the same time, we work to change the attitudes of the orphans we work with so that they learn how to fit into society. For example, many come to church dressed poorly, make noise, laugh and cut up, run around the church chasing and hitting one another, and generally exhibit behavior that is not very church-like. These are opportunities for us to teach them proper manners, self-control, respect (for others and for God), and good societal behavior.
About half of the orphans with whom we work have been saved, baptized, and are members of a church. We would ask you to pray for the others!
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