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
School Six Days a WeekStarting at 4 min00 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 DadStarting at 7 min53 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 CallStarting at 18 min11 sec
Sperantza remembers seeing her father on the phone yelling, "HE'S ALIVE! HE'S ALIVE!"
The Plan of EscapeStarting at 20 min00 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 min34 sec
After eight months of living in a refugee camp, Sperantza and her mom were approved for visas to move to the United States.