Today, the pathway to joy winds through places in Romania such as Oradea, Tinca and Sabolciu where a large population of poor families, street children, and abandoned orphans live cut short by hunger, illness, neglect and exploitation.

Pathway to Joy Ministries (PTJM) reaches out to these suffering children and communities by providing them with food, clothing, shelter, medical care and other critically needed assistance, all in Christ’s name.  God is using our efforts to transform the lives of children and families as they receive Christ’s amazing offer of forgiveness and hope.

In short, our mission is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by offering protection, provision, and permanent solutions to Romania's orphaned and needy children.

Protection

Children's Hospital

Children’s Hospital Project- The local children's hospital currently has an average of 15-25 abandoned infants and children ages birth to six, who suffer from inadequate nutrition, abnormal development and proper identification documents. Unfortunately, the lack of sufficient government funding prevents many of these children from being integrated into the state foster care system. God has called us to provide loving care and protection for several of these forgotten infants and children. More Details

Provision

Foster Care-crop around girls

Foster Care Project- The needs of abandoned children are not only physical, therefore providing emergency care and protection is only part of fulfilling their dreams for security and love. Their needs are also social, emotional and spiritual. That’s why PTJM is committed to making a difference in our community’s foster care system by building a network of Christian homes that provide for these needs in a safe and loving environment. More Details

Orphan Mentoring Project- Our Mentoring project is a discipleship ministry geared toward getting the orphans out of their hostile environment and pairing them with a godly mentor who is willing to invest in their lives. More Details

Camp Ministry

Camp Ministry Project- Every summer, Pathway to Joy Ministries offers the orphans that are a part of our orphan mentoring project a chance to get away from their everyday  lives in the concrete jungle and ironclad gates that make up the local orphanage.  During a week at camp, these orphans enjoy the beauty of God's creation and are reminded daily of God's great love for them through small group bible studies and one on one time with their counselors. More Details

Permanent Solutions

Church Planting

Church Planting/Impact A Community Project- Recognizing that the root of the social problems in Romania today are due in part to the depravity of man, we see our focus upon the spiritual needs of the people as our best preventive measure against future child neglect and abandonment and the scriptural means for a brighter future for all Romanians! We are currently serving within two gypsy communities in our project area. More Details

Christian Literature & Publishing Project- There exists a great hunger in Romania today for good discipleship and bible study material to help and encourage this generation to grow in their faith and to pursue a Godly lifestyle.  The Lord has blessed our countries with a rich abundance of great Christian books and bible study materials.  Our desire is to be used by God to share some of these resources with the Romanian people in their language. More Details