Purpose: Life Academy invites you to enter an experience that will draw you into God’s service in another culture. Romania is a distant land that has suffered under communism, broken free and is building a new society. The church there, once persecuted, is hungry for discipleship and help. A small group of us travels to Romania each summer to help as we can. Each year is a new agenda, determined by the local leadership that works with us and guides us. We sometimes do construction, sometimes VBS, sometimes discipleship training or counseling. We have worked with Romanians to build four small houses for poor families who were in danger of losing their children. We have walked alongside street children and orphans as they grow into stable and responsible Christian adults. We have visited prisons and given witness to the prisoners there. We have painted murals on the walls of a new center for children with disabilities in partnership with Greater Europe Mission. What we do is put our resources together with Christians in Romania to serve and to bless. No special skills are required to be used by God in a powerful way and find your place among His family in Romania.
Requirements: There are no requirements other than a sense of God’s calling and a desire to serve. We may be doing some construction, as well as working with village children and young adult orphans. This is not a physically strenuous trip although fast-paced and active; work projects vary from year to year according to ministry site needs.
Language: Romanian, not required, most speak some English
Passport: Required, must not expire within 6 months beyond trip end date
Immunizations: Routine Adult Immunizations up-to-date. Recommended Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B
Cost: $2800 estimated – This includes airfare, ground transportation, travel insurance, bilingual Romanian staff, accommodations, meals, purified water, building supplies for work projects and tips.
- Devotional Coordinator
- VBS Coordinator
- Construction Coordinator
- Song Coordinator
- Logistics Coordinator
- Communications Coordinator
- Donation Coordinator
- Trip Historian