This is our story of life among the Roma of Eastern Europe serving as field personnel through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Here Comes the Bride...
Little girls dream of their wedding days and our girls at the Ruth School are no different. One afternoon at Summer Club we made tissue paper flowers. The girls began asking each other to get married and then "walked down the aisle" with their flowers. While it was a fun time I was reminded that many of these little girls will marry in their teens and begin having their own children before they are barely out of their own childhoods. The cycle is repeated over and over. At Project Ruth we encourage education especially with the girls. Through our Afterschool program, Parents' Academy, and Transitional Program we foster a positive environment of dreaming of the future and building the skills to make it happen.