Girls Camp is a chance for our team to share the love of Jesus with at risk girls from all over Moldova. It allowed 107 girls the freedom to come to camp for one week and just be girls, they left the pressure of life in the village. We used our time to teach the girls that Jesus can transform them into beautiful women who seek him. They enjoyed swimming, games, crafts and so much more!!
Boys Camp 2017 was an amazing time and life changing experience for many young boys who live in an “At-Risk” environment across Moldova. The boys have a chance to swim in a pool maybe for the first time, travel down a zip line but more importantly through this investment the Gospel is shared with them and allows them to feel real love (God’s Love) shown by us through Him.
2016 was the second year offering a boys camp to the boys who attend the Day Centers throughout Moldova. These boys come from some of the most poverty stricken homes leaving them with no hope for a future. The summer camp is designed to give them examples of men who love them and want to see a better tomorrow for them. The camp is usually five days and surprisingly even in this short time you can see the impact of the teachings and relationships on the boys.
Bus4Life is a VBS on wheels, basically the perfect outreach tool for evangelism in Moldova. The bus comes to Moldova two or three times a year staying two to three weeks for each visit. Many times when the bus arrives in the village the children and adults alike are amazed by the bus, for a bus like this has never came to their village. The bus is equipped with a bounce house, a book store where they can buy a Bibles, many games, the chance to view Christian movies and Bible stories. Recently the bus has added the availability to do basic medical tests like blood pressure checks for the elderly.
When they are in peak bloom you just have to go and see the fields throughout the countryside, you can drive for what seems like miles of nothing but rolling golden yellow carpet split by the road. Just a side note, sunflower oil is one of the top produced products in Moldova. Truly the sunflower fields are one of the Lord’s masterpieces.
Wow, boys camp 2018 was nothing short of amazing. The boys seemed settled for this fourth year of camp and our relationships have really grown with them since that first year. All week long you could feel the presence of the Lord, many boys repented of their sins. We were all encouraged and are looking forward to next year, to see how the Lord with bless the camp.
There are few villages across Moldova that hold a special place in my heart and Branesti is one of them. Seems as thou I would always ended up back in Branesti checking on various ministries. I have meet and befriended many in Branesti but one comes to mind, his name is Alexia. Through a lot of prayer he became a believer and now his testimony is an example to many who have lost hope to continue each day. God is good, all the time God is good.
For many Christmas’ in the States we prepared shoes for Operation Christmas Child with our family, we enjoyed doing this with Michael and Mary. Once in Moldova we no longer were able to prepare these shoeboxes but we were given the opportunity give out these boxes to the children in village. Their faces shined bright with joy, excitement and happiness for many this was the only Christmas they would receive. More importantly this program allowed our team to present the Christmas story and the Gospel to the children, reminding them of the real reason for the season.