Rebekah in Romania
Organized by: Rebekah McGeorge
Through much prayer and God’s leading, I recently made the decision to participate in an international missions trip with Mike Palmer Ministries on March 17-28, 2017. I’m excited about the opportunity God is giving me to share the love of Jesus in Craiova, Romania and I’m writing to tell you more about it and how you can get involved. So, why Romania? Aren’t there lots of Christians there? While Romanians largely report being a part of the Romanian Orthodox Church, very few have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ due to the traditionally strict doctrine of the governing Eastern Orthodox Church. Without that personal relationship with Jesus Christ, how can a young Christian truly live the life God has called them to? The young people of Craiova are hungry for truth, for love, and for a hope that only Jesus Christ alone can provide. Our team longs to minister to these students in a way that will bring them the eternal salvation we are all so desperate for and to help disciple them in their new relationship with the Lord. During our time in Romania, our team will be giving free basketball clinics in public schools throughout Craiova and the surrounding areas. What an opportunity to bring the love of Jesus to a place that typically forbids all religious activity! In the afternoons, our team will be engaged in street evangelism in the areas where the students hangout after school. Some of us will even have the opportunity to work alongside Alpha & Omega Church of Craiova, led by Pastor Costel Burlacu, to assist with their growing children’s ministry. This trip will be a huge endeavor and your committed support is needed in two major areas: prayer support & financial support. Your consistent prayers for a united team, sufficient preparations, safe travels, and the undeniable moving of the Holy Spirit through our efforts are coveted and truly appreciated. Anyone can be a prayer warrior and without those prayers this trip would be fruitless. Your generous financial gifts are also an essential piece of support to ensure a fruitful trip. Each team member is responsible for raising $2800 to cover travel, meals, and interpreter costs, placing a large burden on most of us. I’d like for you to prayerfully considering donating any amount to help me raise the funds needed. I cannot thank you enough for your willingness to invest, prayerfully and financially, in this upcoming missions opportunity. I know that God will provide the means necessary to achieve His will in all things, including this trip. I pray you will be blessed through this ministry and that many souls will be lifted to God as we seek to take the gospel to all nations.