Sperantza Adriana Pasos was born and raised as a Christian in Romania, under the communist regime of one of the worst modern dictators. In this brand-new program, she recalls what it took and what it was like for her family to escape. Listen as Jean speaks with Sperantza about her story of hope and assurance that God is always with us.
Guest: Sperantza Adriana Pasos


Episode Chapters

  • School Six Days a Week

    Starting at 4 min 
    00 sec

    During the communist regime, the Romanian school system made children go to school Monday through Saturday. That meant Sperantza could not go to church on Saturdays.

  • A Conversation with Mom and Dad

    Starting at 7 min 
    53 sec

    At the age of nine, Sperantza speaks with her parents about skipping school to go to church with them, and what a decision like that could mean for her.

  • An Unforgettable Phone Call

    Starting at 18 min 
    11 sec

    Sperantza remembers seeing her father on the phone yelling, "HE'S ALIVE! HE'S ALIVE!"

  • The Plan of Escape

    Starting at 20 min 
    00 sec

    Sperantza's parents explain the plan that they had put together for her and her mom to escape Romania.

  • Moving to the U.S.

    Starting at 48 min 
    34 sec

    After eight months of living in a refugee camp, Sperantza and her mom were approved for visas to move to the United States.

  • Episode Notes

    Here are some links you might find helpful.

    Hope in Present Danger - Book by Sperantza Adriana Pasos