Our purpose is to proclaim the Gospel to people from an Orthodox background that probably have never heard how to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
We will be involved in church planting activities in the town of Corabia, in the extreme south of Romania. Together with local church members we want to connect with people and preach the Gospel in an area where less than 1 % of the population are born again believers.
A significant part of this outreach will be prayer, proclaiming Jesus' victory over the surrounding occultism, Godlessness, broken relationships, adultery, violence and ancester worship. We will have prayer walks and personal conversations with people on the street and in other public places. One of our tools for getting involved in quality conversations will be questionnaires. There might also be the opportunity for home visits and literature distribution. We will be a small team, the number of international participants is limited.
You should have a heart for the lost, without fear of a spiritual battle, and enthusiastic about sharing the Gospel with whoever we will have the chance to meet. All participants should be physically fit, able to cope with irregular meal schedules and a hot climate. Participants will need to be team players with a teachable heart and a willingness to submit and grow. Being flexible, forgiving, encouraging, and having a good sense of humor is essential.
We will probably stay in the local church building. Please ensure you have your own sleeping bag and air mattress. Toilet facilities may be very basic and shower facilities may be primitive and/or limited. There may not be laundry facilities.
We will provide the meals in partnership with the local church and may have a rotating "kitchen help" schedule for you to be involved in.
Please arrange your travel to and from airport Henry Coanda, Otopeni (Bucuresti), airport code OTP. If you arrive before 12:30 pm, OM will pick you up there and arrange your ongoing travel. Please note that it may be necessary to wait at the airport for other international team members.
If you are not able to arrive at these times, please don't buy a ticket until there is an agreement with your OM office. Also for departure, please ensure your flight time is not before 2 pm.
All applicants are required to have a complete Traveler's Medical Insurance policy to cover the entire period. Please contact the medical services in your home country for vaccination requirements. You need to be in good health to be able to participate with us. (Please let us know of any allergies/conditions during your application process.)
Those from countries within the EU and North America will not need a visa, others will need to check with their embassies for details.
The common team language will be English but the locals will speak Romanian. Do not expect them to know or be confident enough to speak English. There will be translators on your team. We will send you in your acceptance pack some basic phrases to learn too (Handbook Welcome to Romania).