Little Olea is a prime example. Living in the town of Ocnitsa, in the north, Olea’s world fell bleak and unsettled when her parents divorced and went their separate ways to find work abroad. Fortunately, Olea’s grandmother cared enough to take her in and her situation turned out to be providential.
You see, Olea’s grandmother attended a church that partnered with Grain of Wheat to host a camp for local children. When Olea arrived at camp the first day, she was taken aback by the warmth, joy and acceptance of the people.
“In camp the atmosphere was like an unreal world,” Olea remembers. “People smiled at each other and no one shouted or offended each other. I was delighted to come to camp, because the atmosphere was full of love. In the beginning I only came to play. But later, through the Bible lessons, I began to understand how much God loves me and what He did for me. Today I can’t imagine my life without church and children's club. I believe that all of my family will come to Christ one day."
Today, Olea helps at her church by ministering to the children there and her newfound faith is an ongoing journey.