Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, and Romania are some of the poorest countries in Europe. Many women in these countries experience the devastating effects of poverty. Domestic violence, divorce, child marriages, and other social issues lead people to turn to gambling, alcohol, drugs, and the occult in futile attempts to free themselves from their pain and despair. Another result of this moral decline is that many women end up leaving their communities to seek jobs or escape cruelty and hardships in their homes, only to be abused by strangers or forced into prostitution. Believing they are worthless, they sink into hopelessness.
In these formerly communist areas of southeastern Europe, Christian radio assists evangelical churches by providing sound doctrine and moral teaching to those who were taught for many years that God did not exist. Radio can even reach those who are still isolated by their cultures and families and give them direction in developing an authentic relationship with Christ.
The Roma people are shunned for being the poorest of the poor in several of these European countries. Romani women and children are particularly vulnerable to being sold into slavery. Many of the Roma cannot read or do not have electricity in their homes, so radio is the best tool to teach these oral communities about God’s love for them. Many Roma villages are full of committed TWR listeners who have started prayer groups and local churches.
“Nadire” is a Roma girl from Kosovo who doesn't know how to read or write and is thankful to know God through the radio. She lives in a fanatical religious neighborhood and cannot attend church services or gather with other Christians. Pray with us that many more will hear the truth about God’s love and gift of salvation through radio.