Tentative dates have been set for the 2017 Romania mission trip. Number of spots open on this team: 1 guy spot. If you’re a gal, you’ll currently be at the top of the waiting list.
The picturesque side of Romania: a place where cars and horse drawn carts share the same roads, castles form the backdrop for modern cities, and the beautiful countryside is still farmed by hand. The dark side of Romania: aging Communist-era factories, high unemployment, Gypsies treated as the unwanted minority, and abandoned children caught in the human trafficking industry. However, there is a real openness to the Gospel in this country where less than 8% of the population are Protestant Christians. The children especially are quick to respond to God’s love and forgiveness. So, gear up for tons of kids’ programs! From churches, to a Gypsy village, to a camp for poor children, you will have an opportunity to share the Gospel with those who are most willing to hear it!
As an added bonus this year, the team will be flying into Vienna, Austria and working with Romanian children in Austria for a couple of days before heading to Romania. There will even be an opportunity for some sightseeing around Salzburg!
Quick glimpse of the schedule:
Beginning couple of days: travel to Europe, work with kids in Austria, drive to Romania.
Week one: two VBS programs per day working in small villages.
Week two: outdoor VBS in a Gypsy village. Lots of unsaved kids attend!
Week three: working as activities directors for a camp for poor kids. So much time for relationship-building with kids who need love!
- At least 16 years old (15 if traveling with an older sibling)
- Genuinely saved
- In agreement with the Global Encounters statement of faith
- Previous ministry experience with kids and teens is helpful, but not required.