Like most of the people living in this area, ITMI’s Casa Dorca Children’s Home relies on a boiler system that runs on wood to heat their approximately 2000 square meter building.
We have not yet seen the end of 2020, but most can agree that 2020 is a year like no other.
“The only happy time we had at the orphanage was when we slept,” remembers Visinel Balan, now an adult. Visinel grew up in one of the many state-run orphan institutions during Nicholas Ceausescu’s dictatorship in Romania. …
During this unusual and perhaps fearful, difficult or challenging time of the Coronavirus pandemic, we need daily reminders that we can trust our good and faithful Lord and Savior, no matter what we face. Here’s how three of our partners have seen Him at work, revealing Himself to be more than trustworthy during these unusual times.
Our partners have been reaching out and sharing some truly encouraging verses and thoughts with regard to the Coronavirus pandemic. Their unique perspectives and experiences plus a variety of cultural backgrounds means they’ve shared encouragement we may not have thought to remind ourselves of.
He was just five when tragedy struck his family. They lived in rural Romania, where many work their fingers to the bone to eek out a living for their families. When Marius’ mother passed away, his father, an alcoholic, couldn’t care for Marius and his two sisters.
As she hurried after a social worker and away from her father’s violent alcohol-induced abuse, Elena cast a furtive glance over her shoulder at the house as they left. It was the last place they’d seen their mother before she passed away just weeks earlier. Would her father follow and find them?
Nestled in the rolling countryside of beautiful but rugged rural Romania is ITMI’s Casa Dorca Orphanage. Casa Dorca is more than an orphanage. Casa Dorca is a family.At Casa Dorca, the older children don’t bully the younger ones, they watch out for them.At Casa Dorca, the children are raised with grace, not fear. At Casa Dorca, the older […]
Imagine you are an orphan in Romania. Maybe you’ve been begging on the streets in a big city. Maybe you’ve been recently removed from your home because whatever family member you were with couldn’t take care of you anymore. But if you were one of the blessed ones who got to go to ITMI’s Casa Dorca Orphanage in rural Prillipet, Romania, you’d probably…
In the late afternoon, Dr. Nick took us to Prilipet (pronounced, “Pray-lee-pit”) near Bozovici, to see a building that used to be an orphanage operated by the Baptists. It was built in 1927. In 1950 the communists closed it down and marched the forty children to…