Estimated to number 15 million, the Roma people (historically mislabeled “gypsies”) comprise Europe’s largest minority group. Social outcasts with a long history of persecution, the Roma distrust the outside world. As an oral community, very few of the Roma read or write. After centuries of being told they are worthless, imagine how they feel when hearing about the unconditional love of Jesus Christ!

TWR Epic Stories

Inspirational film series from TWR Europe



TWR Europe’s “Epic Story” in the Central & Eastern Europe
Reaching The Roma

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Overview

A TWR Epic Story from the Central & Eastern Europe - Reaching the Roma

Estimated to number 15 million, the Roma people (historically mislabeled “gypsies”) comprise Europe’s largest minority group. Social outcasts with a long history of persecution, the Roma distrust the outside world. As an oral community, very few of the Roma read or write. After centuries of being told they are worthless, imagine how they feel when hearing about the unconditional love of Jesus Christ!

TWR began reaching out to the Roma in 1996, broadcasting a message of hope in their native dialects and distributing solar-powered Galcom radios that are fix-tuned to TWR’s programming. As a result, many small churches now flourish among the Roma people in several Central and Eastern European countries.



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In Their Words

“I could not believe when I heard that they speak Roma on the radio! I have never heard someone being so kind and friendly to me. I have never heard someone speaking about God! I will listen to you all the time.”

Read more listener responses and stories from Roma Christians. View, save, or share the full-page PDF, formatted for double-sided printing.

See Their Faces

Meet the Roma people of Central & Eastern Europe through our powerful photo slideshow.

Hear Their Music

Experience the Roma culture through music. This TWR-exclusive CD is titled Amaro Del—meaning “Our Lord”—and features 18 original songs from Roma Christian bands. The title track, by an artist from Romania, is featured in the Epic Story. For a suggested donation, you can you can order the CD today—all proceeds go towards the broadcast and production of TWR’s Roma programming.

Solar Radios from Galcom

Reaching the Roma mentions that TWR uses solar-powered radios to offer the hope of Jesus Christ to Roma in remote communities. Learn more about where these radios come from and why they are so essential to TWR’s Roma ministry.

Study Questions & Additional Resources

  1. The people interviewed at the start of the film were not shy about their (or their culture’s) prejudices against the Roma people. What negative stereotypes do we have in our own society?

View or download all the study questions, plus a full page of links to additional information from other organizations involved in fighting for Roma equality worldwide. The full-page PDF is formatted for double-sided printing.

Help Out

Pray

As one Roma pastor in Slovakia implored us, “Hold us in your prayers.” This double-sided list of prayer requests is the perfect size to put in your Bible or post on your fridge. Available for single- or double-sided printing on A4 or Letter-sized paper.

Give

Inspire Others

You can encourage others to get involved by telling them about the Roma and TWR’s efforts to meet their spiritual need. Spread the word by downloading and sharing some of the materials below. Plus, learn how to present this Epic Story to your church, or even host your own “Epic Evening” event. Don’t forget to point people to this website to watch the film themselves!