A group of Christian workers with a food parcel hurried down the narrow alley, trying not to flinch at the foul smell of open sewers.
“When you are very poor you have no resources, But my God is big; my God is beautiful. He has provided for my needs.”
Alone. Forgotten by family. Struggling to make ends meet. These words describe many aged Romanians. Loneliness weighs heavily on such folks.
Do you enjoy visiting your grandpa and grandma? Or perhaps you can think of people in your church who are old and cannot work anymore.
“This [food] box is very useful aid,” Petro continues. “Thank you much! I wish the Lord’s blessings on the folks in America
The elderly are forced to provide for themselves with little or no way to earn an income. Many of their children have left for the city.
The elderly people in Romania, Liberia, Haiti, and other impoverished countries have no one to care for them. Some of them are blind or unable to walk.
David Flomo in Liberia used to be active and widely known in his area. He was gifted with the ability to organize the whole town if necessary. David worked hard on his farm to provide for his family. But when leprosy took its toll, life became difficult. The cruel disease started affecting his foot and… Read more
Most elderly people in Eastern Europe rely on government pensions to provide for themselves.Their children are often too poor to care for their parents.
Flomo from Liberia used to be the town chief; today he depends on others for help. The gift of a CAM food parcel and ten dollars reminds Flomo that someone cares about him. Flomo says, “I was hungry and you took me from hunger. God bless you!”
Romanians who are now in their sunset years endured the hardships of communism in their younger years. From 1948–1989 when the country was under communist control, many people lost their houses, lands, and savings. Some lost their lives.
Balu from Liberia has faced unique challenges. His mother, who was an East Indian Hindu, abandoned him during the Liberian war. A Hindu community raised him but later rejected him when he chose to follow Christ. Then eighteen years ago, Balu became blind. Despite all these trials, Balu remains a pleasant, grateful person. He expressed… Read more
In his younger years, Iacov from Moldova worked in a small factory during communism. Now at 91 years old, he is forced to depend on others for helping him. Iacov lives alone since his wife passed away around seven years ago. He receives a small government pension of about $2.50 per day, but with prices… Read more
Growing old isn’t all that easy anywhere. But it is especially hard in a desperately poor country like Liberia. The elderly in Liberia have experienced unspeakable hardships throughout their lives. Years of civil war left many without spouses or family members. And even after the war, they struggled to provide for themselves while the economy… Read more
In her younger years Maria broke both legs, which never healed properly. She now lives with constant pain and uses crutches to walk. However, she can’t afford pain medicine, since the small government pension she receives isn’t even enough to cover the cost of food and other bills. Last year Maria started receiving monthly food… Read more