There are well over half a million Romani—often called “Gypsies”—living in Romania today. Reports indicate that they have been marginalized and mistreated for centuries, and have been forced to live apart from mainstream society. Today, less than 3% of Romania’s Romani people are born-again Christians. Some Romani groups are predominantly Muslim. (See a more complete report on Romania here.) I would ask you to pray for Bro. & Sis. Bilav, Romanian missionaries who will be visiting us in Fayetteville next month. Pray for their safe travel to the United States, and, more importantly, for a fruitful ministry as they reach out to “the most neglected and forsaken people in Eastern Europe” (bmamissions.org).He will be speaking at the BMA of the Ozarks Mission Rally on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm at Eastside Missionary Baptist Church.