I am a Missionary

God said, I need someone who would say yes before they were asked… someone who would go to distant islands, barren deserts, inner cities, closed nations, next door neighbors, and prestigious universities to reach the unreached. Who would hike any mountain, and endure any obstacle, because how will they believe in Him who they have not never heard? How will they hear unless someone preaches, and how will they preach unless they are sent?

So God made the missionary.

YWAM Constanta 15th Anniversary

On the 28th of March, 2015, we celebrated what God had done in Constanța through YWAM Constanța in the past 15 years and we also celebrated the great future that is to come. On the same day, we also honored our former baseleader, Rune and Irene Sæther, who had served YWAM Constanța the last 10 years. They are stepping down their leadership role and become the elder of our YWAM Constanța family. Click here for more action of the day!


Celebrating Children Workshop

CCW 2015Returning in March, a team from Loom International flew from Portland, USA to Constanța to teach the second half of the excellent „Celebrating Children Workshop” (CCW).  Also returning, although none from so far afield, were most of the participants from the previous course, along with some new eager faces. Youth workers, caregivers and parents all came together to build upon the solid foundation of God’s love for us, and learn new skills to do the same for the children in our care, especially those at risk. Continue reading →

First family mission trip

This July our family joined a team from Texas with whom we’ve been serving for 10 days every summer for the past 4 years in our city. This year the mission trip took place in a couple of villages about 20 miles from the capital of Republic of Moldova. After a 9 hour drive and waiting at the border for nearly 2 hours, we arrived to meet our friends and to get a taste of doing missions in this beautiful country. Andrei did pretty OK on the road but he was very happy to get out of the car to crawl and to move around. The Republic of Moldova was the first mission trip that Alina went on when she first came to Youth With A Mission in 1999. We are glad that the Lord worked out all the needed details, and we were able to go together this summer!
This is a summary of the mission trip done by the coordinator of the project:
Our first challenge was to get the necessary Bibles into Moldova. The Lord was good and provided us with the Bibles needed and over the past month we were able to smuggle some 1,700 Bibles into Moldova in different shipments. Our goal was to help John, the local missionary, in his effort to plant a church. When we got to Cimișeni, we started the “I read the Bible”, handing out Bibles and encouraging people to read them and go to John’s Bible study group in his home. We also had a VBS team that gathered over 50 kids at the village’s Culture Center.

 The last day of our mission we went to the neighboring village of Corjova where we continued the “I read the Bible” program. We estimate that some 1,000 were given away and many were visited in their homes and heard the Gospel. Over 1000 Bibles went out, VBS was a great success and a lot of seeds spread. Praise the Lord!

2012 Christmas at the Day Center

Christmas at the Day Center - 2012

December 18th, 2012 over 29 children and 20 adults have celebrated the birth of Jesus! The children sang carols with their eyes on the shoe boxes 🙂 and we eat a nice traditional meal and enjoyed the nice atmosphere! The fallowing day we visited 4 families and brought them some food to help with the special days next week and some shoe boxes for the children who missed yesterday! Merry Christmas everyone!

Shoe boxes from Romania for Romania

Six years ago, a Romanian family initiated the collection of shoe boxes made by Romania and offered to needy Romanian children. This is the second December we are collecting shoe boxes in Constanta and our goal is to offer them to the children that are part of the Day Center and to a group of children from a village near Constanta.

As you can imagine, they are very excited to them and can’t wait to see what’s inside 🙂

What does printing a book in Romanian mean?

What does printing a book in Romanian mean?Choose the book
Discuss with the author about printing writes and royalties
Sign the contract
Translate the book – 1 person
Edit text – 2 persons
Correction  (spelling mistakes and proof reading) – 2 persons
Make cover
Arrange text inside the book
Final check on every page of the book
Send it to print Pick it up, advertise it, take orders online and by phone from Romanians living within Romania and abroad.

Some steps are done in a certain order while others overlap and sometimes we are working on a couple of books at the same time.