MAY 5-15, 2023
(Border Status: Open, Vaccine Not Required)
On our last trip to Moldova in July of 2022 our team partnered with Victory Church in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova to work with the refugees from Ukraine.
Ever since the war between Russia and Ukraine started in February of 2022, Victory Church became involved in hosting, feeding and helping the Ukrainians find shelter and travel to other countries in Europe if they chose to do so. Many of them found Jesus because they were overwhelmed by the kindness and love they found in the church. WMA team hosted a summer camp for over 60 kids, most of them were Ukrainians, others Moldovan, but over 90% of the kids heard the Gospel message for the first time. At the end of the camp 20 kids prayed the salvation prayer and all of them said this was the best camp they had ever been to.
We provided packed and distributed substantial grocery supply packs for 100 refugee families (over 300 people), who packed the church on the day of distribution. Before the food bags were given out, WMA team shared testimonies and a short Gospel message.
They were also invited to attend a free medical clinic hosted by our team and the women’s conference. While several of the refugees accepted Jesus right there, many signed up for the clinic and the conference. WMA nurses distributed vitamins and supplements. At the women’s conference we focused on the emotional needs of the women and how Jesus meets them right where they are. We provided special gifts for every woman, sang songs with them and taught them worship dances. Many of them responded to the Gospel message and connected with the Pastor and his wife for attending future services and events. Most of the refugees are women and children because men are not allowed to leave Ukraine.
It was incredible to know that the people whose lives were touched by our team will receive a follow up and care from our partners in Victory Church . Building lives in Christ is a slow process and we plan to continue to remain involved in the lives of these newly saved families and let them know that they have brothers and sisters in Christ who care for them on a regular basis.
Our team also ministered to men in the drug rehabilitation center started by Victory Church. We poured encouragement into the lives of men who were rejected by society and deemed hopeless. It was faith in Christ alone that helped them set aside decades of heroin addiction. It was a great testament of Christ’s power to completely renew lives.
Due to many urgent needs and ministry opportunities in Moldova we will return to Chisinau May 5-15, 2023. If you have a heart for the Ukrainian refugees, children’s and youth ministry and outreach for people with addictions we need you on this team!
- Former Soviet Republic
- The official language of Moldova is Romanian (used to be part of Romania during interwar period)
- Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Moldova has suffered a political & economic crisis, including a devastation Civil War in the early ’90s
- Considered the poorest nation in Europe
- Ranks at the top in human trafficking & illegal organ harvesting
- The Moldovan people are in need of True Hope
- The youth need to be rescued from sexual exploitation
- The local churches have requested help & training in evangelism and other areas of ministry including: church administration, men’s outreach, women’s outreach, youth ministry, etc…
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING…
Serving on the mission field with Chuck and Helen Todd is a life-changing experience. Their heart is to be an extension of God's hands assisting pastors in other countries reaching out to their congregation, community, rehab centers and whatever is needed. They are a tremendous blessing to many. - Becky Durr
I have traveled with other missions, but the personal relationship between the leaders (Helen and Chuck Todd) and those of us on the team, (who can come from various backgrounds and countries from around the world) fosters unity in the Spirit of God. It truly becomes family (in Christ) when you go on the mission field with WMA. I am so grateful that Jesus pointed me to travel with WMA! -- and more importantly, that WMA always points everyone, and all they do, to Jesus!
- Laurie Ball-Gisch
I have traveled with WMA since September 2011. They are very organized, but are open to the move of the Holy Spirit. It is apparent that the mission of WMA is the "Great Commission". I am so thankful that I was led to WMA when I felt a call to go into overseas missions. I am a retired law enforcement officer and as a result I am naturally suspicious of organizations I am not familiar with. My research online resulted in only positive reviews. I praise God for this wonderful ministry!
I could say that they were well organized, provided excellent accommodations, fed us well, and looked after our safety. And all that would be true, but their heart for serving the Lord and lifting the name of Jesus is what impressed me the most. My time and money are in short supply, but neither were wasted during the mission trip to Macedonia. If you love Jesus and feel called to go tell others of His love for them, then World Missions Alliance is the horse you want to tie your cart to.
"Amazing trip. It was a wide-open door of opportunity as Paul would say. Fantastic organization behind the scenes by Chuck & Helen. Lots of prayer went into this before and during, done with high integrity. This is a mature ministry, making a significant impact. Done with a Christ-like demeanor.
No words can describe the blessing that I received...Can not wait to go again!!!
"No words can describe the blessing that I received...Can not wait to go again!!!!
"During these small moments of this time in Israel as I was able to see His Beloved land and precious people and I was given a new texture in my walk. It seems as though now as I read the Word and pray there is another dimension a tangible component that was not there before. I can actually touch them in my heart."
The day I came home from Ireland was the day the Lord told me I was going to Lebanon! So far it has been my favorite trip. He told me it was an act of obedience and if I went He would take care of my daughter. Great blessings were given during this trip and a greater blessing when I got home! It was very overwhelming to know that God used us to answer many prayers for families both in Lebanon and at home.
- Melinda Fazzolari
I'm excited to see where God sends me next! Our Argentina team was amazing and hand picked by our Father! Blessings Chuck and Helen! Look forward to seeing you both soon!
- Paul Lamendola
This mission trip (Thailand) was such a blessing to me. I most enjoy working with WMA teams and the leadership of Helen and Chuck. They help bring unity to our diverse ministries and make the missions successful!
- Helen Myers
Had a great time of ministry in China with WMA. If you are looking for a ministry opportunity, join with WMA! It is exciting to be a part of what God is doing around the world.
- Dale Combs
I had to travel across the world to see I had not been alone in my thoughts and questions. God used WMA to accomplish His twofold mission.
- Kressa Phillips
I'm blessed to have been making mission trips with Chuck and Helen since 1994. They have been an excellent tool in our missions' call to the nations.
- Gwen Reed
I have been on other mission trips with my church. But I knew God wanted me to go on this trip. It has forever changed me. It increased my desire for missions and to spread the Light of Christ. It's awesome what WMA is doing. I was taken out of my comfort zone, I'm so glad I was obedient to what God was calling me to do.
- Cynthia Altman
A few months ago I went to Thailand, that mission trip changed my entire life. It changed how I viewed God, it changed how I viewed myself. Before going on that mission trip I doubted what God had for me, he showed me things that warmed my heart, he showed me that pain can be healed with love from the simplest things.
- Anna McCasland