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. These words of hope come from all parts of the Bible, yet when brought together, they are unified in the message that we can rest in His sovereignty. May they uplift and feed your spirit!
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…
Cipi (pronounced “Chipy”) was 12 when he came to ITMI’s Casa Dorca Orphanage in Prillipet, Romania with his brother and sister. One of his earliest memories was…
Romanian Travels: First Stop, Prilipet ITMI Director, Steve Evers, returned home from traveling in Africa not long ago. Less than three weeks later, he has crossed the ocean again. This time, he’s making the rounds to ITMI’s European partners, starting in Romania. This week, Steve was in a tiny, rural village called Prilipet. Why […]
Floradena adjusted to her new home at ITMI’s Casa Dorca Orphanage in Prilipet, Romania more easily than some.It helped to have her two brothers there. The threesome had seen more fighting, and screaming between their now divorced parents than anyone wanted to think about. Despite her tumultuous and insecure early life, she had a peace about her that the other children needed and gravitated toward, so she made friends quickly.