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We are called to reach the elderly community in the rural mountains of Transylvania, Romania. God has placed a burden on our hearts to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the elderly people that have been forgotten and neglected. At the same time, we reach everyone we can with the Gospel. We are also involved in children's ministry and youth mentoring and discipleship.
Romania’s accession to the European Union on January 1, 2007 was accompanied by a significant increase in migration of the population of Romania, especially in rural areas. Romanians no longer need a visa to travel to Western European countries. It was estimated in 2013 that 18-23% of the population have migrated to the western part of Europe for jobs since 2007. The percentage is even higher today. Most elderly people in Romania live with one of their family members. The government assistance is very minimal to none. The needs are great in terms of medical expenses. There are also great physical and emotional needs. They need someone to help them with things they can't do anymore, someone to talk to them, encourage them in their loneliness.
About 89% of the population in Romania is Romanian Orthodox. Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and the repentance of sins is not a fundamental preaching of the Orthodox priest. Priests teach that loyalty to the denomination, good deeds, and so often giving money are the gateway to Heaven. We will present the true Gospel by building relationships through love to earn their trust and assist them with their physical needs.
First and foremost, pray for us! This is what we need more than anything. We are facing large spiritual battles every day. We need God’s people praying for us! Like all missionaries, we need financial support. You can give online or send your support to the address below. As the Lord lays it on your heart, you can help our ministry here, by giving online or send your support to the address below. Make sure you mention our name on your donation. All donations are tax deductible.