Missio Link International
Relationship with Mt. Bethel
Mt. Bethel has a long history with Missio Link International, sending mission teams for twenty years to Deborah House, including a virtual mission trip in 2020. Mt. Bethel also supports Missio Link financially.
“As we spent time at The Deborah House, one thing became very clear to me. We, as humans, all have a common desire and need. We need to be loved. We all want to feel loved and accepted. It was so fun to watch all of the girls, including our seniors, just love each other. It didn’t matter that there was a language barrier. It didn’t matter that they came from very different backgrounds. They loved each other so well!” Shelley Ray, Romania 2018
Missio Link International acts as a gateway for American Christians to form relationships with Romanian Christians in order to serve the spiritual and social needs of the Romanian people. Missio has two main areas of focus, each with its own offerings.
- Children at Risk
- Back to School:provides basic food and supplies to help families keep children in school
- Deborah House Center: a recovery place for minor girls who are victims of abuse and trafficking
- Harmony: offers Bible-based teaching for youth in the Juvenile Re-Education Center and music programs in local schools
- Aspirations: helps young women transition to safe and healthy independence
- Church in Mission
- Church Partnership: connects healthy congregations in America and Romania in a model of denominational diversity, intercultural fellowship, and Christian unity
- Leadership Development: church-based cohorts learn daily what it means to follow Jesus more deeply and lead others more effectively in God’s mission
Missio has also recently begun to expand and renovate Alpinis, a camp ministry and retreat center.