Love Moldova D: Love in Action – Village Outreach

The purpose of this outreach is to help the local churches in their ministries to the least reached by ministering to children, youth, and elderly in villages. 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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Singles

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Marrieds

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Families

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Groups

You will be working as part of a cross-cultural team in partnership with local village churches and church plants. This outreach will involve organizing day camps for children, visiting elderly and families in their homes, and possibly helping practically where needed.

For coordinating the children's camps, your team will lead games, songs, Bible stories and crafts. When visiting people in their homes, you will have the opportunity to listen to their stories, share testimonies, give food parcels, and offer a Bible and prayer. Your team may be involved in coordinating a youth meeting and leading a church service.

Do you have a heart for children and elderly? Do you want to be challenged in your faith and experience God in a new way through cross-cultural ministry? Do you want to share the Gospel to the least reached, serve in a practical way and encourage local churches and believers? Come and join us!
Will there be accomodation provided?
You will stay in Chisinau in OM accommodations upon arrival and before departure. During outreach, you will stay either with local families or in church buildings in the villages. Please note, it may not be possible for groups, families, or married couples to stay 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. Please advise us if you have any dietary restrictions or needs.
Do I need to make my own travel arrangements?
Participants must arrange 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 stand, bend, lift, walk and do other physical activities as needed.
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/

For families with very small children some of the village conditions can be challenging. 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.
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