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!