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Sewers of Bucuresti

drugsThe last two weeks, we’ve been learning a lot about some of the more difficult situations in Bucuresti. Although we are continuing to develop relationships with college students and reach out to the universities, God has been putting the drug-addicts, the homeless, the prostitutes, the insane, the poor, the pimps on our hearts. Jesus went to lepers, so it only makes sense that he would lead us to the lepers of Bucuresti.

We learned a lot from Sorin and Ana about the sewer people. In the north of Bucuresti there is an old underground complex that used to heat the entire city. Now, the place is home to families who have lost their homes for one reason or another and have now moved underground. As we spoke with Sorin and Ana, we felt our hearts stirred to bring the gospel to these people. A few have brought them handouts, but who is bringing them Jesus?

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Children Underground (2001)

I recently came across the following documentary, and I think it’ll give you a good idea about some of what we see every day here.  Although the situation has gotten better, thousands of kids still live on the streets of Bucharest.  As I think about them, my heart breaks.  What church would ever accept them in their ragged clothes and filth?  What pastor would ever go to them?

Pray for our meeting today with Ana and Sorin.  On a number of occasions, they’ve gone to the sewers with food and clothes for the kids.  We hope to team up to bring them not only physical help but also spiritual.

God, open up a door for the gospel!