My friend Viorel Pasca oversees the care of over 200 elderly and frail in Romania. Their stories are unique but they have one thing in common: they would have no home were it not for God’s grace embodied in Viorel.

He began rescuing homeless elderly in 2006. Today he is known by paramedics, police and social workers as the man who receives any person who needs a home, regardless of their past, their resources, their age, their health, or their nationality.

He's been told, “You invest too much in people who have no future, who deserve their fate, who don’t even know what’s going on. Their lives are worthless.” Recently someone at city hall said, “You get the trash. All the trash is sent to you.”

So it isn’t any surprise that God would direct our Elder Orphan Care mission team to deliver photographs of the so-called "trash" I took on previous trips. Our team had the most glorious privilege of giving the framed photographs to some of the most grateful people on planet earth. Their value in God's eyes is beautifully reflected in the photographs below.

  • Who Takes Photos of Trash?

Each frame held a photograph of the person alone, but since the frames were clear plastic, I placed a photo of them with other people on the back side.

An interesting thing happened between the day we delivered the photographs and next day when we visited. In every case, the frame had been turned so that the photograph of them with someone was facing the front...

God bless you, Viorel Pasca, for not only believing, but for acting on the belief that God treasures each person He has created.

"So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them..." (Genesis 1:27).