The goal of the mission in Moldova in May was to establish and strengthen our partnership with Victory Church in Chisinau while providing spiritual support and assistance to the local community and the refugees from Ukraine who fled to Moldova from the Russia-Ukraine war. Our team was inspired by the incredible zeal for Christ displayed by Victory Church and its members. Partnering with them in street evangelism, intercession, medical clinics, and children’s camp brought wonderful fruit. We were thrilled to witness many salvations during the trip, including kids in the children’s camp hosted by our team, and a homeless man who got saved during street evangelism.
The church provides shelter for some of the Ukrainian refugee families. Every Thursday they host a large food distribution event for anyone who is struggling. Many refugee families from across Moldova come to these Thursday meeting to pick up big bags filled with groceries and other supplies to last them a week. WMA sponsored the distribution for that week. We heard the testimonies of the refugees who came to pick up food but found something much greater – Jesus and His hope. Our team presented the Gospel message to the ones who came and spent time praying for their individual needs afterwards.
A drug and alcohol rehabilitation center founded by Victory Church was another important focus of the mission. Housed in a 100-year-old farmhouse with no indoor plumbing, this center embraced Jesus as the Healer and Breaker of Chains, focusing on restoring spiritually men struggling with addictions. One of the team members shared her personal testimony of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Her inspiring journey resonated deeply with the men at the center. The leader of the center shared with us the success stories of the people who had been deemed hopeless by society but found a new life in Jesus through the program.
During the clinic our team hosted for those who have limited access to medical care, we encountered a patient who was desperately seeking hope, love, and deliverance from his circumstances. Our prayer team interceded for his deliverance. Through the power of Jesus, this person experienced liberation from the chains of anxiety, depression, and homosexuality.
A three-day children’s camp aimed to introduce the Gospel, share Bible stories, and guide the children towards a personal relationship with Christ. The camp proved to be a remarkable success, and nine children made a heartfelt commitment to follow Jesus. We planted seeds of faith and hope in their young hearts.
Our mission in Moldova is ongoing. If you have a heart for the Moldovan people and Ukrainian refugee outreach, please consider sponsoring the food distribution program. A donation of $30 provides one food bag with a week’s supply of groceries.