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Early in 1992, as she was graduating from Bible college, Laura Andres received a call from God to a "lost, forgotten and unloved people." Thinking that God intended to send her to Siberia, Laura returned home to Arad, Romania where she began teaching in a local school.

Over the next few years, the Lord reaffirmed His calling to her through various people. In 1995, the Lord began to show Laura that the people He was calling her to serve were children and their families living right around her. Laura began to serve those living on the streets of Arad (in sewers, train cars, etc.) by daily taking food to them and just listening to their situations; adults, teens and children ... children who were being neglected by those caring for them and living without hope.

In 1996, Laura and Lee Saville (from England) formed a partnership to begin giving opportunities for change and hope to the people they were encountering. They began with a home for teen girls and very young children and another for  teen boys in 1997. Following year they opened a home for young children, a farm for the oldeer boys and moved the street feeding to a Day Centre. A home for young mothers with their babies was opened next .

Today, this work has developed into the ministry of Oaza (meaning Oasis) which includes a residential program for children and several community programs.

For The Protection Of Street Children