Lydie Hampson reports, “It’s been over 2 years since we moved to Ibiza, following God’s lead to pray for an ostracised group of Romani Gypsies. We wondered if God really did want us to ‘just’ pray and then suddenly God opens everything up.
The Roma here are treated as substandard, subhuman and not deserving of respect or basic human rights… But one night, my husband Danny was out on a late prayer walk and bumped into a Roma friend. This friend introduced him to an important man in the Roma community. God opened up deep conversation and immediate friendship. That night God drew us into the heart of the Roma: and all in His perfect timing.
Just 2 weeks later, a third of the Roma here were forcibly evicted, at gunpoint, from their homes. They’ve lived here since the 1970s, but the land is wanted to create more luxury homes.
They haven’t been rehoused; families have been turned onto the streets. Little children (my 5 year old daughter’s friends) have nowhere safe to call home… Yet, through all the horror and indignity of these past few weeks, we’ve been able to share the gospel with people, speak truth into situations, and align ourselves with the poor and outcast as Jesus did.
Source: Lydie Hampson – 24/7 Prayer Information
Bible Study: 1 Peter 1:1-2
PRAISE God for Lydie and Danny’s perseverance.
PRAY the Roma may experience the life-changing love of God and for the authorities to rehouse them.