Moldova is a country that moves at its own pace. The old roads cutting through hills and fields were not made for travelers to get anywhere quickly. But God is moving with urgency through this land, giving hope to those who need it.
The land of Moldova is fertile and the hills are gorgeous. While driving the winding roads you may have to wait for a shepherd crossing with his sheep, but that’s okay because no one can come to Moldova and be in a hurry.
The country is sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania, and agriculture is its way of life. Life is not easy for many in this poor nation. What the people need planted now is hope, seeds of hope planted deep, watered by the Lord, to change an entire country.
The Work We're Doing in Moldova
Cahul region church planting project: $30,000
Comrat region unreached people group (Gagauz) church planting project: $30,000
Chisinau (Botanica sector) new church plant: $50,000
National church planting cohort: $50,000
Launch Chi Alpha at The Free University of Moldova (ULIM): $20,000
Anti-trafficking awareness and prevention program in orphanages, high schools, trade schools, colleges, and universities: $50,000
A Story of a National
Alina’s story is all too common in Moldova, a country filled with people holding onto hope and always looking for more. Moldovans are hardworking people looking for opportunities. Alina, smart and beautiful, was a student at university, and when an opportunity came, she jumped on it. She was going to to leave the country and find real work in America. However, when she went to the American embassy, her paperwork hit a snag, and she had no idea what she was going to do.
Crying, she went to the one person she knew to go to for hope and advice, Adriana Lungu, the Assemblies of God missionary in Moldova. Adriana invited her in and listened to Alina’s story. Adriana discovered that the company hiring Alina was nowhere online, and when she called, they were even more evasive. She pushed for details, and they hung up.
Moldova is the top target for human trafficking in Europe. Alina was rescued from such a fate by a simple paperwork problem and the presence of John and Adriana Lungu in Moldova. The Lungus built relationships and showed Christ to people and saved Alina’s life. Now Alina tells her story to groups to prevent such a thing from happening to other young women. It’s a story of redemption with the Redeemer in the center.
“We’re excited to partner with the national Church to take the gospel to those with no access to the gospel and finish the task in Moldova. We tackle the issue of human trafficking among youth and young adults bringing hope to their situations. Ultimately, we believe the answer to transforming the country of Moldova is to unshackle the next generation of leaders.”
– John Lungu, Geographical Leader, Moldova
+ Homeschool Teacher (1-2+ years)
Teach middle school and high school students with a homeschool curriculum from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work with kids with a passion for teaching and mentoring spirit. You may also minister to children, youth, teen girls ministry and anti-trafficking project after home school hours and on weekends.
+ Administrative Assistant (1-2+ years)
Support and help execute the vision of the Journey to HOPE team in Moldova. Assist in the administration of human resources, communication, and planning. Work with strong organizational, planning, and time management skills.
+ Media Specialist (1-2+ years)
Design, photograph, record, and create to promote the vision of the Moldova team through media. Go to our special events and brainstorm ways to help us tell a story.
+ Performer/Drama Artist (1-2+ years)
Develop and lead skits, dramas, music videos, and other stage arts, primarily for anti-trafficking presentations in public schools, state-owned orphanages and universities.
+ Musician/Sound Media; Manning (1-2+ years)
Lead young adults into an authentic worship experience. Looking for keyboard players, guitar players, drummers, and those who are familiar manning the sound booth.
+ Fitness/Sports Coach (1-2+ years)
Empower young adults at the Moldovan ministry center through sports and fitness. Hold daily exercise classes and present information about health and wellness programs in public schools, orphanages, and universities. Take your personal experience cross-culturally, implicating God’s purpose for us in regards to health.
+ Event Planner (1-2+ years)
Create new venues through special events and activities to reach the young adults of Moldova. Work within a team structure and delegate responsibilities. A person who is outgoing, thinks outside the box, is creative and can plan fun and exciting activities for young adults.
+ Lab Assistant (1-2+ years)
Train university students in life skills through computer hardware and software training. Instill proper methods for proper research of reports, and provide technical support by maintaining the network of the computer lab.
+ ESL Teacher (1-2+ years)
Impact the lives of university students by teaching them English through the Bible. Provide conversational English opportunities for young adults who are learning the language as part of their university curriculum.
+ Student/Campus Ministry (1-2+ years)
Evangelize and disciple college students through a variety of outlets: sports, English classes, weekly dorm meetings, and recreational events. Specifically targeting the cities of Balti and Chisinau, Moldova.
+ Skilled & Unskilled Construction Teams (7-14 days)
Join in the construction of church and missional buildings. Teams work in a variety of areas and there is always something for everyone: cement block, flooring, tiling, refurbishing, painting, sheet-rocking, roofing, and general remodeling.
+ Church Plant Team Leader (4+ years)
Cast vision and guide team recruitment as lead pastor of a church plant. Work alongside individual team members to enhance their spiritual gifts and abilities, building a cohesive unit that disciples, multiplies, and spreads across the region.
+ Church Plant Team (1-2+ years)
Launch a church plant in Moldova with like-minded team members. Use your business, communication, vocational ministry, or other skills in practical ways to assist the church; and reach out to the surrounding community in relationship, discipleship, and leadership.