Rev. Kristen Harris is Palo Duro Presbytery's Mission Co-Worker for NOROC (New Opportunities for Romanian Orphaned Children). Kristen spends 6 months out of each year - 3 months at a time - in Tulcea County, Romania working alongside the Romanian staff of NOROC in their service to orphaned, abandoned, abused, and neglected children being raised in state-run group homes and orphanages. 

NOROC's mission is to offer new opportunities for spiritual, physical, educational, and emotional growth so that at-risk Romanian institutionalized children may escape cycles of poverty, dependency, and abuse, and may become independent adults who can nurture meaningful relationships and contribute to their communities. As Ukrainian refugees have crossed the border less that 25 miles from our home base in Tulcea, Romania, NOROC continues to responded to God's call to meet our Ukrainian neighbors' emergency needs which include, housing, food, clothing, and more.

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