Moldovan Day Centres – Lives touched by love!

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By OM Moldova

Dear friends
It is great to see how God is at work in the lives of the children we work with. It is a special privilege to teach them to pray and to have faith in a God who can do more than they can hope or imagine. We know and trust that He has great plans for each of their little lives and are grateful for the opportunity we have to know and love them.

Maria in Crasnaseni
In a small neglected house lives Maria, a little girl with dark brown eyes and long hair. She is seven years old and in first grade. She comes from a large family and has four brothers and one sister. Her mother and father are unemployed, like most people in the village. Sometimes they are able to find work in the fields but it’s not enough to provide for the needs of their children.
Maria has been coming to the center since September and has already learned the alphabet. Her sister, Vlada, is in second grade.
She is eight years old and also started coming to the center in September. Maria really likes laying games, drawing, and learning new songs. When it’s time to go home she has to be told many times that she has to leave. She is a joyful, active girl who really flourishes when she is complimented or praised.

Alexandra in Glodeni
We have been crying desperately to God. Alexandra is 10 years old and lives with her mother Olga. Because Olga cannot find a job they are sharing a room in a dormitory which does not have good enough conditions for people to be living in.
They do not have running water and have huge debts to the gas and electric companies. Their room is miserable. It is damp and there is no heating. In the winter there is mold on the walls.
Alexandra is absent from school a lot because they don’t have water to wash, or she has been awake and cold all night and then doesn’t have the energy to go to class. We are crying out to God to help this family with their debt and to change the situation this little girl lives in.

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Sharing Great Stories! God is great, and He is doing great things!

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By: A & M
“A chapter of my life is over and I am now a new creature in Christ”
This quotation, full of meaning, is what A. said to us as we unloaded her belongings that she had kept in the town where she used to prostitute from our car. We had just travelled 700km with her. We are so grateful to God for all that He has done for her since she decided to leave her network. The most recent answer to prayer was a few days ago when she received her social security number which gives her the right to a ‘waiting allowance’ from the government and access to a place in a home in May.
Ase, who visits her regularly to read the bible, is pleasantly surprised at the way she is determined to apply the word of God in her life. The church that she is a part of has played an important part in helping her to reconstruct her life through its welcome, love, and prayers.
Yes! God is powerful to get rid of even the deepest darkness. The enemy has been beaten by the cross.

Another girl who reminds us of our gratitude to God is M. who is preparing her wedding.
The church wedding will take place on June 21st. Her and her fiancé are getting together all the necessary papers needed for the civil wedding. We are living a real dream with her at the moment. Sadly, she lost her father recently, but God encouraged her in another way when the ruling to expel her from France and send her back to her native country was revoked.
God’s justice is bigger than man’s justice. Easter reminds us that Jesus, the son of God, was willing to suffer the injustice of man to give us salvation and this gives more meaning to the greatness of His love to us. She goes to the same church as M.

J. who also decided to leave her network, has now officially got a place in a home where her and her 4 month old daughter are safe. Her face is glowing so much so that I hardly recognize her. What a change to the first time we met her when we were so moved by her sadness and confusion!

We can only praise God for His work in hearts, but how many more A, J and M, s there are still out there in the streets of our large cities who need Christ’s disciples to go and meet them to tell them that they are not what one of the girls wrote in a book about her life as an enslaved prostitute. Don’t move, don’t speak and don’t break so you don’t end up in the rubbish. I don’t have any rights now, I am just an object. I only have the right to a first name so that they can call me. I have been rubbed out, given a number, given an invisible and very short leash.

Then there are the girls who are firm in their decision not to choose the streets as a means to live. J. is one of them. We have known her for 2 – 3 years. She is waiting for a decision from the town hall based on health reasons. S. who has her papers but cannot find work. It’s our duty to stand by them as the friends of the paralyzed man did and took him to Jesus.

God’s compassion is great, compared to the indifference of our fellow man that see these girls on the streets and accept them as part of the landscape. I praise God for the brothers and sisters (Hope Union) in Lyon, who visit girls; for Sonia who has started to visit some girls in the streets of Paris; for some brothers and sisters who have started to visit girls in the streets of Montpellier. Ase and I were able to visit them this past week and hopefully encourage them.
Pray for workers to rise up, not only to bring hope to the girls, but also that we can share the gospel with the people who want to know why we are doing what we are doing.
A couple of weeks ago I was able to share the gospel with 2 sociology students who are preparing a dissertation on prostitution. I think they went from seeing God as a sort of divine force to the reality of a living person. O God! Open the eyes of the many French people who are also slaves to lies.

Will you be the one to step out in faith and help rescue our children?

In India children are dedicated to the temples to be used for sex by the priests and men of the villages. In the last two years many families have been educated regarding the misuse of these children. Throughout 100 villages, our team has educated many and prevented the one new Jogini from being dedicated in each of the last 24 months (2 years) 1 per month X 100 villages X 24 months = 2400 lives transformed forever! These girls now have a future free of being a Jogini prostitute. Praise God!

We can see God’s grace everywhere! We have the capacity to come to a tipping point: where the whole world will recognize the evils of trafficking and slavery and the oppression and exploitation of women and children and determine to END IT. An audacious statement, but I believe it reflects the heart of Jesus.

It only takes one person to step up and climb it! With approximately 30,000,000 people enslaved today, it is time for us as the body of Christ to step up and step out in faith. Will you be the one? Will you speak up for the voiceless children trapped in human trafficking, oppression and sexual exploitation?

Every year, human traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits by victimizing millions of people around the world, and here in the United States. Human trafficking is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world.

Take a stand today and join us in our efforts to raise awareness and funds to fight these atrocities. Go to: http://www.thefreedomclimb.net/events/corporate-climb-2015 to register today.
Join our Corporate Freedom Climb and climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with us on February 26, 2015! This is an opportunity for your organization, church and community to engage in this battle, team build and impact our world as well as get great publicity for your organization.

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