…and also some of the women…

The woman who blogged this post, was sitting around our kitchen table this afternoon, here in Croatia. I just thought that it was lovely to share this, because she is talking about women, Roma women, praying women, praying Roma women.

We are in Osijek, just arrived yesterday, tired from the journey, jumping into life here, both the familiar and the unfamiliar and I will talk more about it in the coming days.

Balkan Voices

Soon afterwards, he [Jesus} began going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanne, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means. Luke 8:1-3

“When I read that, ” the pastor said, “my eyes were opened and my mind completely changed. I realized we had to change our perspective of women, that they also had a place to serve God.”

This was no small revelation—in many traditional Roma communities, women occupy a very low place.  Consequently, I have heard many difficult life stories and seen heavy burdens borne in silent suffering.

It had been so in this…

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