Every summer more than 200 international participants visit Moldova for our “Love Moldova” programme. Over a two-month period of the summer, we offer a variety of exciting options for two-week outreaches in Moldovan villages. Teams come alongside local churches as they run children’s programs, sports camps or construction projects, sometimes staying in one village, sometimes travelling from place to place. There are usually also possibilities to work with youth or to visit and help poor families and neglected elderly. All these are used to share God’s love and truth with the people of Moldova.

This is an exciting outreach opportunity to sail down the Nistru River by your very own team-built wooden raft! 

You'll be reaching out to the villages along the Nistru River with the Gospel, encouraging the local churches, reaching children and youth with the love of Jesus, and worshiping God in the splendor of nature.

Through this cross-cultural experience, you will have the amazing opportunity to grow in your faith and relationship with God.

This video will give you an insight into Love Moldova outreaches.

  Dates Application Deadline
Love Moldova B Saturday, 27 June - Friday, 10 July 2020 15 May 2020
Love Moldova C Monday, 13 - Sunday, 26 July 2020 01 June 2020
Love Moldova D Sunday, 02 - Saturday, 15 August 2020 20 June 2020
Cost £440*
Ages 18+ Unless coming as part of a family/group - see notes below
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome

Ministry Details

Members of this team will build their own raft out of oil drums and wooden planks. The team will float and row between up to 5 different villages along the Nistru River in the east of Moldova. The team will journey to the more unreached villages in Moldova to share the Gospel through youth and children’s programmes. Depending on the village, the team may also have the opportunity to visit families and elderly in their homes and demonstrate the love of Christ through practical service. The team will camp each night and will be on the river for 3 to 5 hours each day or every other day.

Participant Profile

Participants should be swimmers, adventurous, flexible, willing to be stretched and ready to camp each night in tents or under the stars. Do you want to be challenged in your faith and experience God in a new way through cross-cultural ministry? Do you have a passion to reach the lost by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Come and join our River Adventure!

Accommodation

You will stay at the OM centre in Chisinau on arrival and before departure where you will have a debrief. During the outreach you will sleep in tents. Please note that it may not be possible for groups, families or married couples to remain together within the different accommodations.

Food

The teams will prepare their own meals while on outreach. Please come ready to serve together alongside the team and advise us if you have any special dietary requirements.

Travel

Participants must arrange their own travel to and from Chisinau, Moldova (KIV). Participants will be picked up by OM team members at the airport, train, or bus station and taken back to the airport, train or bus station after the outreach. The dates above include the arrival and departure days.

Please do not book flights unless you have received an official acceptance email from the short term missions team.

Health

Participants must be in good health and physically able to stand, bend, lift, walk, row for several hours and do other physical activities as needed. You must be able to swim.

Visa

British citizens do not require a visa to enter Moldova for less than 90 days.

Notes

*Price excludes flights, insurance and any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

Individuals applying must be 18 or over. Under 18s are welcome to apply, but must have parental consent and be accompanied by a responsible adult. For families with very small children some of the rustic conditions can be challenging. Children under 13 will be included on their parent’s application form. 13-17 year olds can apply using our shortened form for teenagers.

As part of our safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which may cost an additional £20.

Participants must bring their own life jacket (required) and should bring a minimum amount of luggage suitable for carrying over rough terrain by foot and for stowing on a raft that is usually mostly dry. Clothes and luggage should also be suitable for spending 10 days outside in very hot conditions and for camping. 

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