Team Romania

2014 Short-Term Missions Trip

The Plan

This summer from July 18 to July 28, 2014, my church (TBC) is sending a team to Romania to assist the Pathway to Joy Ministry (PTJM). I have been chosen to serve on this team. I am excited about this trip and would like to share the details of this opportunity with you.
Photo Credit: By Avala (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

It's for the children....

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Our Task

  • Plan, prepare, and lead a morning Vacation Bible School for approximately 70 children in a gypsy village, with the assistance and translation service of Pathway to Joy Ministry's staff and volunteers. We're responsible for most or all aspects of the program: teaching, skits, crafts, games and possibly music.

  • We will repeat this same Vacation Bible School program for approximately 40 children in an orphanage in Romania in the afternoon.

  • In small numbers, we will visit abandoned children in a local hospital to hold and love on them for as long as our visit allows.

  • Participate in a worship service or two in a gypsy village where PTJM has planted a church. We will share our testimony and show God's love to these people.

Our Team

Growing in GRACE

Our preparation includes learning some of the Romanian language, preparing a week's worth of Vacation Bible School materials, preparing to handle the cultural differences and raising the necessary financial support.

While on this trip, I expect God to stretch me in many ways. Would you please consider praying for me to be open to the best way that I can serve on the team?

The Financial Details

The cost of the trip is $2800 per person. This covers airfare, food, lodging and materials for the Vacation Bible School. We are raising financial support as a team. There are 14 members hoping to travel to Romania. The total cost of the trip is $39,200. At this point, we need an additional $18,800.

The first 50% of our fund-raising must be completed by May 1, 2014 and the final portion is due by June 15, 2014.

If you would like to financially support our team, please send a check payable to:

Trinity Bible Church

539 Route 114 (P.O. Box 566)

South Sutton, NH 03273

In the memo line of the check, please indicate Romania trip (but do not include my name on this line). If you want to be sure it is credited to my fund raising efforts, please add a note with the check.

All donations are tax deductible.

Thank you for any consideration of the financial needs of our team.

Shelby Wischan

Please contact me via email if you would like more information about our trip or if you would be willing to be part of my prayer support team.