The Horrors of Growing up in Communist Romania
As a young attorney under Nicolae Ceauscescu’s vicious Communist regime in Romania, I spent my entire life searching for the truth.
When I finally found truth in the pages of a forbidden book in Romania—I accepted the divine call to defend other followers of Christ against unjust persecution in an otherwise ungodly land. For this, I was kidnapped, beaten, tortured, placed under house arrest, and came within seconds of being executed under the orders of Ceausescu himself.
The following is an excerpt from my book,”Saving My Assassin.” It is the story of how I helped expose the appalling secret that would ultimately lead to the demise of Ceauscescu’s evil empire in Romania:
During the totalitarian regime of Nicolae Ceausescu, the most brutal and repressive regime—even by Soviet bloc standards—Communist Romania was a land of lies.
Simply put, Ceausescu turned my native country into a prison land.
Religion was tolerated only to keep up outside appearances, and internal dissidence was not permitted.
Ceausescu’s goal was to demolish the churches to make room for his palace—his early temple.
Declaring himself a god, he decreed that he had brought about the “golden era,” and every citizen was required to agree with him.
If you did not, you would face the full wrath of Ceausescu’s secret police, the Securitate, one of the most ubiquitous and brutal secret police forces in the world.
Simply put, Ceausescu turned my native country into a prison land.
Not only were we not free to confront the lies of the despotic regime, but we lived in a constant state of anxiety and mistrust, as anyone could easily and often arbitrarily denounce a neighbor, classmate, or family member for making “antigovernment” statements.
The best way to avoid punishment, I learned early on, was to remain silent and blend in.
Unfortunately, I did not blend in. And for that, I was punished.
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This is STILL my WAKE UP CALL to AMERICA!
Learning about the reality or cruelty of Socialism / Communism is the only way to protect FREEDOM in America!
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Invite Virginia Prodan to speak at your professional groups; book clubs; College or University; your Church or any of your events.
You will learn even more about how to fight for freedom, how to answer questions from any brainwashed people “in love with Socialism”, how to help them see the light and the truth about Socialism, and how to be victorious in our fight for Freedom!
Freedom is precious!
Looking forward to hear from you. Your partnership in this fight is precious!
TX Governor Greg Abbott Has Appointed Virginia Prodan to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission
On August 14, 2018 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed
to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission – THGC- http://thgc.texas.gov/about – for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021.
Here is the Official Press Release from Texas Governor Greg Abbott :
This is a great opportunity – AND – I want You to be part of it too.
Your voice is very valuable.
So, please share with me Your thoughts about what You want me to prioritize, execute, manage, secure, complete, accomplish or achieve in my first year, second and third year of my appointment to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. What is important to You and why.
TX Governor Greg Abbott is a great leader and one of my most heart-felt supporters too.
The day before he appointed me to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, TX Governor Greg Abbott made also this announcement:
@GregAbbott_TX – You need to meet Virginia Prodan an attorney in Dallas. Virginia lived in, under and escaped Socialism in Romania; was tortured, under house arrest went through horrific ordeals in Romania. She is a USA citizen author of her memoirs, “Saving My Assassin” – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1496411838
I am humbled and honored by TX Governor’s support and by his great appointment and amazing opportunity to serve the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.
I am ready for this appointment. But – Your voice and partnership in this journey with me are very precious. I would like to hear from You. If You want to be a volunteer, a supporter, a prayer partner, an intern, a coordinator in a specific city, school, college, university, corporation, etc please let me know. Please leave a comment here or contact me directly.
Your Voice and Partnership with me are Very Valuable.
I am honored to serve You and to work with You all.
Together, we can serve TX and America even better,
Be America’s Ray of Hope
I have great news for YOU. YOU were created to be a Ray of Hope ! – Matthew 5:14. BUT, the question is : Are You really living as a Ray of Hope? – OR – Are You America’s Ray of Hope ?
Surrounded by daily disturbing news or constant new adversity, YOU may feel hopeless or helpless. But, there is hope – as it is easier to deal with YOUR adversity when YOU believe that God is still in control of your life . – Romans 8:31.
Sure, YOUR hardship or your enemies might look like they have the upper hand; but in the end they are the helpless and hopeless ones. Because – We are more than conquerors in Christ! God is for us and He gave us all things. Romans 8:32
Please be encouraged. Decide to be America’s Ray of Hope! I am encouraging YOU and speaking with YOU from my own experience. If YOU have read my memoir – Saving My Assassin – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1496411838 – YOU know that under cruel religious persecution I had decided to be a Ray of Hope. And God helped me.
In the end – and by the grace of God – I am victorious, alive; and dictator Ceausescu is dead.
Because as we submit to God under any circumstances, He molds us into heroes. There is nothing about me.
It is all about God’s power in me, as He uses me daily as His tool. And for His glory. God is willing and ready to do the same in YOUR life as you let him use YOU as His tool.
This is the ONLY way – YOU will be America’s Ray of Hope.
I know YOU can! After all – YOU encourage me daily! I am grateful for YOUR encouragements and your support. Yes, YOU can!
Trust God and be a Ray of Hope !
The spiritual hopelessness or darkness… or fear of government, not God… or political correctness is covering America. The Berlin Wall fell in 1989, but Socialism or Communism didn’t. Choose God’s Freedom. Reject Socialism’s bondage! Fight agains the Socialism spreading in America today.
Everyone needs to know the horrors of a society without God – Socialism – and the power of God in each one of US. Take the time during this Summer break and talk with YOUR high school, college or graduate students back in YOUR home, life or YOUR hometown.
So many academics in America today are trying to sugarcoat their collectivist policies or whitewash the crimes of Socialism or Communism from history. They also work hard to brainwash students’ minds teaching them that Socialism or Communism is the solution for America.
I am speaking and have spoke in many Universities – for example – Georgetown University, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and various Law Schools. I am so happy and encouraged to report to YOU that many young people attending my speeches are fighting NOW for freedom as they have learned for the first time about the reality of Socialism or Communism from me or from reading my memoir – Saving My Assassin – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1496411838
Or listened to my memoir – Saving My Assassin – the audiobook version – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073ZKNM5C
Many students in High School, College and Universities all over America who have read my book or heard me speaking – are creating NOW their own class presentations from my book or writing a play my memoir for events at High Schools, College or University or their specific groups. They surely are America’s Ray of Hope. Please watch as Deborah C. wrote Saving My Assassin into a play for her High School event. She is America’s Ray of Hope at her Public High School – as she filmed it on YouTube – this link: https://youtu.be/
Our young people are listening to the Truth and ready to fight harder for Freedom, too! It is time for all of us to push back harder and tell the truth about Jesus and his true Freedom. Be encouraged – Reject the spread of the Socialism ideology in America.
BE AMERICA’S RAY OF HOPE
YOU ARE THE REASON – I wrote my memoir! It humbles me to know that many lives are continually being changed by my memoir; or to know that many votes or political views are immediately transformed as people find out the entire truth about the Socialism and the cruelty of it.
Remember – the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, but the Socialism or Communism didn’t.
PLEASE – Take the time during this Summer break and talk with YOUR high school, college or graduate students in YOUR life back in YOUR home or YOUR hometown. Please contact me if you need any help.
Be America’s Ray of Hope!
“Freedom is precious.” Virginia Prodan
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Happy Mother’s Day !
To be a mother is the greatest and the noblest job in the world. It is a life long job and surely the most rewarding job.
As we all learn daily, being a mom means among others – being a nurse, a teacher, a negotiator, a driver, a doctor, a cook, a peacemaker, a spokesperson, etc, etc.
But, as my kids grew up, I have learned from them more about my job as a mom. Like, that I was not right all the time.
As teens they added another part to my job as their mom – to embarrass them.
I remember the wonderful lesson my son taught me when he was eleven years old or so. I was back stage with him, busy with my camera ready taking his last pictures, fixing his hair and his jacket as he was ready to play a solo on the big stage in few seconds.
Next, he gently touched my hand, looked straight into my eyes and with a sweet voice he said “Mom , can I ask you a favor?”
Yes, I responded joyfully. Thinking maybe he wants me to take more pictures or come even closer to the stage to take those pictures.
Instead he said “Mom, please don’t take any more pictures. You embarrass me. And please let others applaud first. It is so obvious that you are my mother! Please !”
Surely, I responded. I fixed his hair again and I assured him that I will respect that.
Then, he was called to appear on the stage and I left quickly to take my place in the audience.
And yes, I stood quiet in my seat, didn’t take pictures and waiting for others to applaud first his amazing performance.
It was so hard but I controlled myself. Gently, I turned around looking at the audience smiling and feeling so proud.
But inside of me I was screaming very loud :
“Do you know he is my son? Do you really know he is my son!” And finally I applauded too.
That day I had learned a great lesson from my son.
Immediately, I said to myself:
“I want God to be as happy and proud as I am about my son.
As I represent God to the world I want him to say : “ Do you know she (Virginia) is my daughter? Do you really know she is my daughter?”
I hope this Mother’s Day, and every day of our lives, we make God proud. And yes, our families too.
Our kids can indeed teach us wonderful lessons. Treasured lessons for years to come and now part of our legacy.
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I encourage you to share with us – leave a comment bellow – your lessons learned from your kids – your treasures.
Who guides your life?
Who shapes your desires or your plans for your life ?
Many readers of my memoir – Saving My Assassin – asked me to share who shapes my life or the secrets of hope, courage and victory in my life.
Here are my top 4 secrets :
1) Always Listen to Your Guidance
Many of us have plans and dreams for our lives. Some of us seek our own guidance but I’ve learned that there is a greater power outside of ourselves.
It’s that “gut feeling” or “voice” many people say we hear that no one else can see or hear. To me is God in Jesus Christ. I call that gut feeling God’s Holy Spirit and it DOES give us intuition on what to do with our lives. Psalm 119:105
It’s not always easy to follow God’s prompting. But we know that God always has our best interest in mind, and we are wise to give heed to his voice.
Following God’s guidance in your life – you are never alone – and that not only brings you hope, courage and victory but also joy and fulfillment!
Trust in God’s plan for you. Jeremiah 29:11
2) Go After Your Dreams
My motto in life is: “Dream Big! Attempt great things!”
Where would you like to be 12 months from now with your relationships, business, and health? If you want great accomplishments, write down your skills and the actions or behavior to go after those dreams.
Also, write down your daily actions, and the victories and/or failures.
Learn to see failures as special lessons, showing you how to do things differently!
Working hard under God’s guidance will lead you to victory!