Love Moldova D: Trekking Adventure

Reaching children and youth with the Gospel, encouraging the local churches, and worshiping God in the splendor of nature. Through this cross-cultural experience, you will have the amazing opportunity to grow in your faith and relationship with God.

Dates

6 August 2023 – 19 August 2023

Cost

AUD 1010.00

Application Deadline

11 June 2023
Note: PRICE IS APPROXIMATE AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ACCORDING TO EXCHANGE RATES. Prices do not include flights, visa, insurance or any vaccinations required.

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Join us for this unique mission opportunity where you will be a part of a cross-cultural trekking team traveling by foot through the remotest and most beautiful, unreached areas of the country. The team will visit churches and families when trekking to different villages and will reach out to youth and children through evangelistic programs.

The team will embark upon an exciting journey of traveling from village to village, walking up to 15 km between up to 6 different villages, sleeping in tents and believer's homes, encouraging small groups of believers, and partnering with local churches. You will have the opportunity to organize kids' programs, youth outreaches, visiting families and elderly in their homes, and possibilities for helping practically where needed in every village visited.

Are you adventurous, flexible and willing to be stretched physically and spiritually? Do you want to be challenged in your faith and experience God in a new way through cross-cultural ministry? Do you have a passion to reach the lost by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Come and join our Trekking Outreach!
Will there be accomodation provided?
You will stay in Chisinau in OM accommodation upon arrival and before departure. During outreach you will sleep most nights in tents. You may stay some nights in a church building or with local families. Please note that it may not be possible for groups, families or married couples to remain together within the different accommodations.
Will there be food provided?
Good Moldovan food is provided. Sometimes you as a team will have to prepare your own meal. Please come ready to serve together alongside the team and advise us if you have dietary restrictions.
Do I need to make my own travel arrangements?
Participants must arrange and pay for their own travel to and from Chisinau, Moldova. The Airport Code for Chisinau is: KIV. Participants will be picked up by OM team members at the airport, train- or bus station
What should my health condition be like?
Participants must be in good health and physically able to carry a backpack, stand, bend, lift, walk up to 15 km per day and do other physical activities as needed. Everything you personally pack plus a portion of the team supplies for outreach, must be carried on your back.
Do I need a visa?

You can only enter Moldova with a Passport, not an ID card. Citizens from the EU, USA, Canada, Switzerland and a CIS countries do not need a Visa. All others may need a Visa. If a Visa is needed and costs are involved, this is the participant's responsibility to pay the fees. Please note, we are NOT able to provide a Letter of Invitation for a Visa. Please check if you need a Letter of Invitation at http://www.mfa.gov.md/entry-visas-moldova/

If there are not enough participants, we will propose another option. Love Moldova video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLP5x8pJZ_4

Interested?

The Kids ‘n’ Things Academy is our training programme for children’s workers. Through the Academy sessions, you will learn theory, theology and skills which will help you to develop in children’s ministry. You will have the opportunity to use and develop many of the skills taught in the Academy while delivering the Lionheart holiday club programme '‘Lionheart and the Ultimate Gaming Adventure’ in churches, which you will learn with the team when you arrive. You may also be able to volunteer with some of our partner organisations to get some wider experience of various children’s ministries. A Lionheart holiday club is a five-day event for children, held in a church. Each day there is a fast moving, entertaining two-hour programme, designed for children to enjoy themselves as they learn the truth about God and about themselves. OM’s Kids ‘n’ Things children’s ministry team works in partnership with the church members to run the club.
A Lionheart holiday club is a five-day event for children, held in a church. Each day there is a fast moving, entertaining two-hour programme, designed for children to enjoy themselves as they learn the truth about God and about themselves. OM’s Kids ‘n’ Things children’s ministry team works in partnership with the church members to run the club. A Lionheart holiday club can be a useful event to bring in children from the community who do not usually attend church. Our aim is then to channel these children into the ongoing children’s work of the church. Although some children may become Christians during the holiday club it is often during the ongoing contact with Christians that children make a commitment. A Lionheart club is suitable for all primary school age children (4-11 years old). Some churches run a family service at the end of the week, which the children and their families are invited to.
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