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  • 4-14 Focus: Romania Monday, April 27, 2015

    Romania has emerged from a legacy of suffering under communism and religious oppression to have Europe's fourth largest evangelical population, 1.1 million!Despite this positive growth, many of Romania's children have been abandoned and forgotten. EU policies have helped limit the unscrupulous use of adoption as a means of profit for some, but these actions also make it difficult for those doing effective ministry with orphaned and at-risk children.Adolescents in Romania find themselves lost and are trying to cope and "fit in". In 2013,  UNICEF Romania did a study on the "State of adolescents in Romania", the findings of the study show the need for Christian influences in their lives. -42% of adolescents drank an alcoholic beverage at least once during their lifetime-A quarter (23%) of adolescents smoked at least one cigarette in their lifetime -3.8% of all adolescents have already used some kind of drugs, but in adolescents over 14 years old, the percentage goes up to 5.4%-15% of adolescents declared they were sexually active and 4 in 10 sexually active adolescents said they had had sex with a casual partner in the past 12 months and only 60% of them had used a condom each time This is why church communities like the Bucharest International Church are so important and why we have Global Workers there who are reaching out to be a beacon of light and hope!

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