Al and Ellen Smith bulletin insert

Use this insert as you pray for Mission Co-workers Al and Ellen Smith. The card includes a photo and overview of their work among the Roma.

The Smiths’ ministry is one of reconciliation, fulfilling the biblical call to help people be reconciled to each other and to God through Jesus Christ. That call extends to the Roma people, one of the most marginalized groups in Europe. Once known as Gypsies, the Roma face limited educational opportunities, bleak employment prospects, and widespread prejudice. “It’s pretty unusual for Roma to go to school through grade 10 like most Russians do,” Al says. “You wind up with people who have very limited job skills.”

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