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Published: Sunday, May 26 2013 5:00 a.m. MDT

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aceroinox
Farmington, UT

Slight correction, it's actually Scott and Laurie Lundberg who founded Bridge of Love.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

While in the U.S. Navy, the ship on which I served made a six month Med cruise. On this trip in 1975 we went through the Bosphorus during the Greek-Turk War, and made a three day state visit to Romania. This was just before the revolution and overthrow of Caucescu. Museums were former churches and Constanta, our port of call, was a resort frequented by many Brits. A young boy that I met explained their education system to me. The highlight was that all children have to learn three languages. Romanian is one and usually English is the second. The third is chosen from Russian, French, and others. They are a well educated people and very friendly. Their lifestyle is mostly based on farming. I know that they have large numbers of orphans but it is a mystery where they come from. I was not aware of any great need for orphanages during our visit. It would seem that during the revolution that large numbers of families were affected and many individuals killed that is not publicized. They could also be kidnapping children from their families and selling them in the West for currency.

Shazandra
Bakersfield, CA

Great project, great motivation; thank you, boys!. The orphan problem is awful, the underground dwellings more shocking.

I would donate, but evangelicals already support their own program there. (With a very similar name, started years before.). I guess each religion/denomination wants to share their own beliefs whenever possible. But kudos to all for trying to fill this huge need in a far-away country. They could be hanging out with Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton...

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