Jackie Lewis is one of our missionaries in Europe, but she does not serve in the places tourists visit and buy postcards. Jackie works with the Gypsy people, also known as the Roma people. These are the poorest, least educated and most oppressed people in all of Europe, east or west. Mostly they live in slums, in villages or in rough communities on the outskirts of larger cities.
Jackie works with Gypsy kids and also visits Gypsy families to witness and teach the Bible. One of her big breakthroughs recently was finding André and his wife, Stanka (say STON-kah). She has been discipling them so they can reach their people with the gospel. Eventually there may be a church for the Gypsies in her area.
Folks, we know Jesus told us to care about “the least of these,” and the Gypsies in Europe fit the bill. God called our missionary, Jackie Lewis, to work with the Gypsies and we helped by supporting her through our Cooperative Program giving.
Now let’s pray for Jackie and for these two new believers, who will also be missionaries to the Gypsies!