July 3 - 25, 2021
* This includes food, housing, transportation, medical insurance, t-shirt, and most ministry supplies. It does NOT include flights.
May 22, 2021
NUMBER OF SPACES OPEN
4/15/21 Covid Update: It looks very likely that we will be able to get a team to Romania this summer. There is a lot of conflicting information online about entry requirements. Our hosts have been told personally, by an immigration official, that Americans can enter the country with a negative covid test. With proof of vaccination, Americans can definitely enter Romania. We are working to verify this and will post updates as we get them.
Dates are confirmed! We moved the trip a few weeks later than originally planned because the school year in Romania was extended until July 2, but we have everything rescheduled with hosts, camps, etc. for July 3-25.
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!
- 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.