Why Send Short-Term Mission Teams?
Short-term mission teams are vital to further the on-going work of our ministry. As you step out in faith, your efforts will make a long-term impact! By design, our short-term teams complement and supplement our existing long-term work. In addition to this, we are seeking long-term friendships and partnerships with our short-term mission teams. We pray you would join with us on an on-going basis to help fulfill the vision the Lord has given us for this ministry!
Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matt. 28:19,20
Serve Alongside Us
We are looking for servants who are willing to bless some of the most needy children in Romania. If you are interested in serving in Romania, please click here and review our Missions Trip Calendar to obtain trip information, dates and pricing.Click here to download our Mission Trip Application.
To secure a mission trip, please email us and our mission trip coordinator will work with your church or group to plan your mission trip around your ministry interests/goals, budget and calendar.
Below are some examples of Partnership Ministry while you serve alongside us in Romania:
- Children’s Hospital – Your team will help abandoned and special needs orphans.
- Orphan Chapel Outreach –Your team will reach Romanian orphans with the love of Jesus through skits, Bible teaching, testimonies and having fun!
- Minister to Foster Children –Your team will greatly encourage these children with fellowship and discipleship.
- Christian Foster Care Network – Your team will minister to Christian Romanian families who have opened their homes to raise orphans.
- Gypsy Church Plants – Your team will share a Bible Study in one of our Gypsy church plants and assist in VBS/Children’s Ministry.
- Provide Food for Gypsy Village – Your team will be used by the Lord to provide food through our Feeding Project.
- Building project – Your team might assist in building the new Christian Education Center in the Gypsy Village. Once completed, the Education Center will house Christian schooling, Youth outreach, Hygiene classes, English courses and Weekly Bible Studies.
- House of Joy (new orphan home) – Your team can assist in putting the finishing touches on this new orphan home that will provide a safe Christ-centered home environment for 10-12 orphans. Current state-run orphanages are dark on every level.
When you return home from your mission trip, please remember our ministry in yours prayers. Also, as you share about your mission trip experience with others, please remember to build awareness to our long-term ministry goals.
God is faithful to do His work, not only in the lives of Romanians, but in you too! To speak of God’s faithfulness, here is a story by a previous team member who stepped out in faith and served with us here in Romania:
I was not looking forward to this day from the start. Somewhat cluttered with anxiety and selfishness that I was called to shampoo and de-lice a little gypsy girls’ hair, I felt I was justifiably anxious that I too might be victim of the same. Still, however, memories of Mary Magdalene who literally washed Jesus’ feet with her own tears and hair flooded my mind, and my conviction over the whole mix tossed a blow to my own morale and motives. And, that conviction was exactly where Jesus wanted my mind, and heart, to be in order to follow answered prayers to change my heart anew and love on the girls at the doorstep of my heart’s transformation. Little Florina approached me at the stool with her bundle of matted brown hair wafting all the way down to below her shoulders, her eternal smile fixating on my mind and soul. She was a bundle of joy as she jubilantly approached my chair to have her hair washed and cleaned “for the very first time”, the translator admitted, since the eight years of Florina’s tiny existence. Florina never used shampoo a single time before, much less a brush to comb her own hair, and so the attention that was suddenly placed on her was a moment she had never received. Gypsies were despised and even hated by the Romanian population, and Florina had even been forgotten and neglected by her own immediate family. The Holy Spirit then presented His love into my heart, convicting me through utter compassion of the heart to finally revel in washing and cleansing the very hair of the forgotten girl at my transcendent heart. Just as the forgotten woman at the well washed the feet of a selfless Jesus who eventually died for my own sins, I came to a revelation that through selfless giving, only love can be instilled for Florina as the little girl rejoiced in being loved on by me and Christ’s heart.
"This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father,
to visit orphans and widows in their distress."