OCTOBER 17-27, 2020
The Lord gave us the vision the Balkan Peninsula in a dream in January of 2019. Since the early 19th century this region has been disturbed by wars and political conflicts to the point that the term “the Balkans” was ascribed negative meaning. Today this region is referred to as Southeast Europe. Serbia is the first country in this region where the Lord opened the door and our first mission there revealed the warmth of the people, beauty of the land and the very desperate need for spiritual and emotional healing.
In addition to its own economic problems, Serbia in the recent year has also become a hub for the refugees who flee the oppressive regimes of their home countries. They live as undocumented illegal immigrants in abandoned buildings and streets.
One of the big issues in Serbia among all ages is drug addiction.
We will partner with a church in Novi Sad, a beautiful city on the banks of Danube River. Novi Sad has a population of about quarter of million people. Its name means “new garden” and it is considered the spiritual capital of Serbia. Only one percent of the population in Serbia are evangelical Christians.
Our partner church is the largest church in Serbia. It meets the spiritual needs of the people and helps address physical needs and issues in the community by operating a drug rehabilitation center for herion addicts and an outreach for the homeless.
The senior pastor had experienced struggles with alcohol and depression as a teenager and received Christ through a Gospel tract handed to him by a friend. He has a vision for creative methods of evangelism and encourages incorporating art and other visual ways of communicating the Gospel message.
We will partner with this church in evangelism, minister to the patients in the rehab and the homeless, conduct youth outreach, intercessory prayer and distribution of Bibles and Gospel tracts.
We will also host a free medical clinic for the poorest of the poor, the Roma communities and for the refugees. If you are a medical professional or are willing to help the clinic as a volunteer, this is a great tool in our evangelistic outreach as well as a huge blessing for very desperate people.
Do you have a heart for the broken people? Are you passionate about evangelism? Is intercessory prayer one of your strong ministry callings? Do you feel called to be a part of God’s plan for Eastern Europe?
We need you on this mission!
- In the recent months several world leaders have visited Serbia, including the Russian president Putin. President Trump’s visit is pending soon. While it is not certain why the political attention is focused right on this small nation, it is an important place in the Lord’s final harvest.
- Novi Sad, a beautiful city on the banks of Danube river, has the population of about quarter of a million people. Its name means “new garden” and it is considered the spiritual capital of Serbia. Only one percent of the population in Serbia are evangelical Christians.
- Novi Sad became a city in 1694 when it transitioned from a German military fortress into a colony of Serb merchants. In antiquity, the region was inhabited by Celtic tribes. They were present in the area since the 4th century BC and founded the first fortress on the right bank of the Danube. In the 1st century BC, the region was conquered by the Romans. During Roman rule, a larger fortress was built in the 1st century, with the name Cusum, and was included in the Roman province of Pannonia.
- Serbian people are in need of a personal relationship with Christ.
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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