Many children in Moldova grow up in heart-breaking circumstances of poverty and neglect, very often connected with alcoholism in the family. In our Day Centres local churches care for the poorest and most vulnerable children in their communities. Every day after finishing school, these children come to the centre where they receive a warm lunch and help with their homework. This is crucial for their education prospects, since outside the Day Centre most of them would get neither encouragement to keep up with school work, nor the necessary time, space or even supplies like pens or books. In the same way, for many children the meal they eat at the Day Centre is the only food they receive the whole day. Besides providing for these needs, the Day Centres are also safe places for the children, where they can play and have fun and receive the attention and love they so often lack. It also connects them with the church and gives them the chance to learn about Jesus.