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