Moldova is a very small country between Ukraine and Romania that is the poorest country in Europe. Here we need to continue to build on over 11 years of ministry by continuing the Bible Institute, church planting, and there is a great need to send charitable help by way of a container every year. We already have a training center and a building housing a local church. Other local churches have been planted, but there is a need to continue our efforts, with a new thrust into the area called Trans-nistria, which is an area still clinging to the old Soviet style of government. Persecution abounds in this area, with people trying to bring literature in being stopped, jailed, and all literature confiscated.
Marius Simionas, lead church planting pastor in Duralesti and Chisinau Moldova. Marius' testimony and ministry updates to be posted here soon.
Boris Buiuc, Church Planting Pastor, Orhei Moldova As stated in June 2009 report:
In Moldova GTMI supports a church planting pastor named Boris Buiuc. For the past few years he has had a food program for the poor children of the city of Orhei . The organization that was providing funds for this food program has informed pastor Buiuc that they can no longer do so, funds being unavailable. He and his wife and mother in law work hard to reach these young people and many have been saved. This feeding program has been one means of this outreach. The cost for one child is less than one dollar per day. As many as 40 kids come, but there are no funds available to continue. You can imagine pastor Buiuc’s heartbreak at having to turn these poor kids away. Moldova is the poorest country in Europe . Recently they’ve had an election with the communist’s again gaining majority rule. There has been rioting in the streets. If we could raise at least $400 per month for this program we could continue a reduced program, but one that would keep the doors open into the hearts and lives of these poor children.
God is raising up and equipping men in Duralesti Moldova to be prepared to minister the Word of God to their own lives, and to the lives of their community and the church they serve in. We will be providing ministry updates of the Bible Institute in upcoming months.