Danut Blaj, Church Planting Pastor, Mediesul-Aurit Romania This church is now self-sustaining. It is a blessing to have been able to have ministered and trained pastors here and to build a church building. Fred Canaday served here from 1991 until approximately 2009.
In Romania we have identified one area of the country that has only 2 evangelical churches in an area approximately 80 miles long. There are 100 villages on both sides of the beautiful Bistritsa River in this 80 mile stretch. We already operate Mountain Air Bible Camp right in the heart of this area. There, we are ready to start a 4 year Bible Institute operated on a modular basis, holding 4 sessions per year for one intensely concentrated week each session. We have 12 men ready to start this 4 year program of study in preparation for ministry. This school like our school in India and Moldova will be operated on a modular basis. 4 times a year the men and some women come together for intense study for one week. We supply food, syllabus, and in some cases housing for that week, so we need funds to continue such a needy ministry. Without proper training we continually see doctrinal error and improper church polity followed. If you can help us with these expenses please mark your gift accordingly. In the Bistritsa Valley of Romania we are attempting to plant new churches in the various villages, with an emphasis on house churches with the few Christian Families located there. But there is a great lack of trained leadership, maturity, and doctrinal clarity. Our goal, as an agent of the local church is to help train men learn in a school that still allows them to work at their normal job.
We are grateful for the ministry that God allowed us to be a part of ministering to children and teens from all walks of life, including children from a local orphanage. This camp has been used of God to change lives, we pray in a lasting and eternal way. Our goal was always to run the camp each year for six weeks. Sometimes this was possible, and other times, financial restraints would hinder that.
Although we are no longer serving in this ministry, it is a success story of discipleship of children and teens raised up to salvation and serving God, and some now coming back to the camp to serve Christ as counselors.