Friday, April 6, 2018

YWAM Craiova - Romania

Craiova, Romania's 6th largest city and capital of Dolj County, is a beautiful city in SW   Romania with about 300 000 people, but in a very big need for  the Gospel.                        Total of evangelical christians in our town is less than 1%. The majority are Orthodox.     The need of workers is really big and we believe God is raising up His people in this part of Romania, so that it will not be considered anymore one of the poorest parts of             Romania economically and spiritually.
It is also a strategic place for the Balkans, and we believe God will use us to bring His     Kingdom all around this region.

YWAM Craiova is a young ministry in a pioneering situation, but with a great team full of enthusiasm, living a  dream with God, who is making a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert  (Isaiah 43:19).
Our vision is to help our generation to know the Lord and to fulfill God’s calling for His   glory, and to bring  transformation to society, and all nations!
Depending on God, we are committed for Prayer, Evangelism, Discipleship of youthEquip workers and leaders, Mobilize for mission, Mercy ministries and Church Planting and Coaching.
We started in 2015: a family with 2 small kids and a girl, all romanians.    Now, after almost 3 years, we are a team of  10 long-term staff from      Romania, Brasil and Republic of  MoldovaAs a team we function in English and Romanian.
Our ministry involves running a DTS each year and other seminars: 
Church Planting Course 
World View Seminar
Relationships seminars
Mission Conference
Kairos Course

Ema Bogdan
Craiova, Romania
www.tpmcraiova.ro

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Hope dies last

We started the ministry Hope Dies Last as a response to encountering so many people from the Central Europe region who had been trafficked to Western Europe. Nearly 4 years ago we moved to Budapest at the invitation of Carmelita and Yohanan to continue working towards creating prevention and educational tools around the topic of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. We fell in love with the region and hope to see more YWAMers focus long-term on this part of the world. 

Since moving to Budapest, Hope Dies Last has created tools like The Book of Love for front-line ministries to use to connect to the more than 1 million people in prostitution across the continent. The Book of Love is a beautifully designed 186 page pocket-sized book in 6 regional languages. Currently this book which contains the gospel of John, life affirming art and hotline numbers is in use by more than 50 ministries. To meet demand we've started a fully redesigned version in Russian which will be ready for distribution this Summer.

We've also developed connections with regional anti-trafficking ministries and help facilitate the Shine Conference to create a more cohesive network to share information and encouragement. The next Shine Conference is in Bad Blankenburg, Germany this October 4-7. If you are interested you can contact us at info@hopedieslast.org

Through our networking in the region, we've seen a need for more focused and trained anti-trafficking staff. To help meet this need we are partnering with YWAM Perth for an anti-human trafficking Discipleship Training School this Summer/Fall semester. The Priceless x Hope Dies Last DTS will consist of 5 weeks of lecture in Perth followed by 7 weeks in Budapest. Outreach for the 30+ students will be in Germany, the Balkans and the Middle East. More info: www.hopedieslast.org/priceless

Sincerely,
Chad S