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In Romania, we get the blessing to serve the most marginalized people group, the Roma. They are an intriguing, multi-faceted, magnificent, and often misunderstood people group with an strong sense of community, family and passion for life. They are resilient people who show amazing inner strength to withstand rejection and discrimination. Despite their ensnarement in and sometimes acceptance of the cycle of poverty, they do care about their children—-even if they cannot care for them.

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Who are the Roma?


Who are the Roma?


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The Roma orignated in India and have come a long way from persecution (including 500 years of slavery as well as being targetedin the Holocaust). Check out The Open Society Foundation’s animated history of the Roma. Although they are often rejected and treated as disposable, each individual should be treated with dignity, love, and respect. We welcome the oportunity to show them God’s perspective on how loved, valued and significant they really are.

People often ask us why we use the term “Roma” instead of the term “Gypsies”. Most Roma find use of the term “Gypsies” to be deragatory; it means slave and only perpetuates what they are not. We celebrate the opportunity to help them recognize freedom in Christ as a reality!

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Outreach


Outreach


Our ministry focus in Romania is on sharing God’s love for the invisible: families of Roma in two specific communities (Baraci and Siloz), girls in or vulnerable to trafficking or prostitution, abandoned babies in the hospital, and other orphans.

Baraci Community - House-to-House Visits and Weekly Kids Program

In Romanian, baraci means “shacks”. This Medgidia neighborhood is mostly wooden shacks with some concrete block or stucco homes. Most are one or two rooms and usually have a little front yard with a gated entrance. We love love love (yes three times) to go house-to-house and love folks in the baraci! They always welcome us in. This is where real relationships happen – when you visit folks in their environment and show them the love of Christ. We spend time with families, assess their needs, see how we can help and pray with them. We also support a weekly kids program to provide a simply healthy meal during a meeting just for kids, much like vacation bible school. Most kids come from baraci although it is open to any kids who want to come. From time to time, we bring kids from this community out and about and have a fun party or excursion.

Siloz Community - House-to-House Visits and Vulnerable Girls Meeting

The Siloz community is very near the Baraci community in Medgidia. Nearly all homes are two-room wooden shacks and most have a gated front yard.  It is a very close knit community and full of kids and action. Our house-to-house visits are so meaningful at Siloz. We are also beginning a girls meeting partnering with another ministry targeting teens vulnerable to trafficking and prostitution. Periodically, we bring a bag of groceries to each family at Siloz and provide other assistance when we can. And from time to time we get parental permission and bring a group of kids on an excursion.


Abandoned Babies - Showing Unconditional Love to Those Left Behind at the Hospital

For many reasons, some known to us, some known only to parents and others known only to God, children are abandoned at the hospital. Nurturing and affection makes the difference between surviving and thriving! God’s love is unconditional and we are blessed to be able to share it. We hold the babies, sing over them, pray over them, and speak God’s word over them. Patients are expected to provide practical things, so we do that for these babies: clothing, pampers, baby toiletries, baby food or formula and more. We also help other children temporarily left at the hospital for care until the parents can be located. We help these kids too.

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Lumina Kids Club

From time to time, we create a special event day for kids called Lumina (The Light). Typically we get about 100 kids together and have fun activities sing worship songs, and a bible lesson. We share a meal and sometimes go to a restaurant—-a really big deal for these kids!

Partnerships


Partnerships


By collaborating with other non-profit organizations that serve marginalized people, we half our burdens and double our blessings. In Romania we connect with these and more:

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Porti Deschise (Open Doors)

www.open-doors-foundation.com
Fundatia Porti Deschise helps alleviate the suffering of destitute children and families. They open doors and point the wayward, lost and hopeless to the road of a purposeful Christ-centered life. We connect with them for Lumina and other kids events.

Stepping Stone Missions

www.steppingstonemissions.org
Stepping Stone Missions runs a day program for kids at a community center they renovated. They provide education and a second chance for kids. We will work together to have meetings to steer girls away from a life of prostitution.

Project Romanian Rescue (PRR) 

www.visitprr.org
PRR provides a hope and a future for at-risk children in Constanta, Romania. They raise the children at the boys and girls homes. We spend time with the kids, have outings, make crafts and find many good excuses to have a party!

Pray, Give, Go!


Pray, Give, Go!


PRAY - Prayer Support

Prayer shifts the atmosphere and petitions God for breakthrough!

Email us to learn more about our Intercessory (Prayer) Team.

GIVE - Financial Support - Tax Deductible Donations

Daffodils From Heaven, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) (charitable donation) non-profit organization based in the United States. All donations will be receipted. All US donations are tax deductible.

Donations can be one time or recurring, via Paypal account, credit card or snail mail check.

GO- Joining us on a Short or Longer-term Mission Trip

We host individuals and teams. Email us to set up a time to discuss how your passions and talents connect with our needs. You are a valuable part of this ministry!