Hope for the World Romania

colliccosWe just had the privilege to visit with our Hope for the World missionaries to Romania, Tony and Kelly Collicco, and their children, Jessica, Chelesta, Adrena, and Anthony at their home here in the states. Kerri and I had the chance to visit their work with the Roma Gypsy in June of 2014, but Tony and his family were not able to be there during our stay. They did however let us stay in their house in Romania and we had the great honor to spend time with Bogdan and Marius, two of the men who have been helping the Collicco family for many of their years of ministry. We were so touched by all that has been done to share the love of Christ with the Gypsy community. They have not only shared the gospel with them but have built homes for them, provided electricity, created jobs, feeding centers, and education centers. Over the twenty years that they have been there, they have planted churches and dug water wells. The Collicco kids which range in age from 14-22, head up Camp Joy in the summertime and they minister to over five hundred Gypsy children. They have been caring for the basic needs of these people over the years and now they are beginning to see the fruit of their labor.   Strangely enough with all the blessings happening on the field, the struggle to keep support raised is equally challenging and has been a great burden on them. One thing that Kerri and I were so impressed with while visiting with the Collicco’s, was how much of they’re lives, conversations, decisions, even here in the states were always with the thoughts on Romania. It’s so apparent that God has not only called Tony and Kelly, but their children as well.   This is just one of our missionary families that work with Hope for the World. I pray you will consider supporting Hope for the World because in doing so, you are supporting families just like the Collicco’s. God is using them to bring hope where there has been no hope.   Pray, give, and go.