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Meta-Ethnicity: Byzantine, Roman, Scythian Ethnicity: Serbian Country: Austria Location: Near Linz Ancestry: Serb, Russian, Gypsy Taxonomy: Alpinid Y-DNA: E-PH1246 (Serbian Clans) mtDNA: T2b5 (The Mystery of the Viking Warrior) Politics: Grab em by the pussy Religion: Ecclesia Militant Hero: Vladimir Putin, Comrade Stalin Age: 37 Philosophy: Russian Soul
For centuries, the Roma or Romani have arguably been one of the most misunderstood people groups on our planet. Rumors have long persisted about these mysterious people who blow into town, seduce men and women, and then steal everything in sight, including children. Myths about lusty women, scarf-wearing fortune-tellers, and caravans have filled the silver screen thanks to Hollywood. Who and what a Roma “gypsy” is goes from myth to “fact” in our mind as we listen to these rumors and watch romanticized movie portrayals.
How can a people group of over 15 million world-wide stir up such controversy and debate about their identity and origin? How can a population this large have a global blind eye turned to them? They are debatably one of most oppressed, marginalized, despised, and neglected people groups to ever exist in humanity. Forgotten and dehumanized at every turn. Told they are nothing and nobody. This is the message that wallpapers the heart of a Roma.
But what if they encounter Jesus?
What if they find out that they have the place at the table of Christ and belong to the family of God? That message of belonging, grace, purpose, forgiveness, identity, and love has been bringing about radical revival amongst the Roma people in pockets of Europe for the last few decades. Church history is being re-written to now include the Roma. Our brothers in sisters are finding their freedom in Christ and yet stay locked in great political and socio-economic oppression.
As the Good Story stumbled into this story of the Gospel and the Roma we were compelled to travel to Europe and provide them an opportunity to tell their story in their own words. We wanted to lift them up so they had a voice.
They need a voice and we, the Church, need to listen.
It is with great honor that we release the trailer to the upcoming documentary, “We Are Here.”
Nothing has shaped our hearts and focused of our ministry like encountering this people group.
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity!”- Ps 133:1
Our heart's desire is to distribute this film as widely as the Lord wants to take it. “We Are Here” will debut in August. We are looking for churches, small groups, organizations and individuals that are interested in screening this film to partner with us. Depending on your location, we would love to travel to show the documentary in person and share more about our Roma brothers and sisters. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in showing the film.
With humble and grateful hearts we THANK YOU for your continued support of this ministry. Without your partnership, we would not have the opportunity to travel, film and lift up the voiceless believers of this world who hold powerful Kingdom stories of OUR God. If you want to know where the Gospel is doing extraordinary things, go to the margins… you will find it.
From now on, we are either with God, or we are with the Devil; there is no middle ground. - St. Lucia of Fatima
Post by Supermentalita on Jan 3, 2018 22:12:04 GMT
The Roma are misunderstood in many ways for sure. The things is the Roma people have a bad name internationally because of certain aspects such as travelling for crime, what is a massive issue in Europe at the moment. The bad ones give bad names to the good ones, so the good ones should tackle the bad ones.
''Strength through purity, purity through faith. May the Father of understanding guide us''