Evangelism through Construction in Moldova
Considered the poorest country in Europe, there are still hundreds of villages in the Republic of Moldova that need to hear the Gospel. Be a part of serving local village communities with construction projects while changing lives, loving people, and giving hope through partnering with a local church.
Responsibilities and Duties:
A general overview of a construction team outreach:
In the morning eat breakfast with your host family or with the team
Then meet with your team and have a devotional time and discuss the plan for the day
You will probably build a playground, but it could also be other practical work
You will use the mornings to work on the construction project
If it is a playground you would paint, dig holes, and put the pre-assembled parts together.
After lunch you will probably work more on the construction project or visit people or do a kid’s program
If the local church with whom you are working has a church service or a youth meeting in the evening, then you will be expected to be there and the team will probably be expected to do a small program
It’s possible that in the second outreach location of each two-week outreach you won’t do construction work, but will do kids programs or visit poor families etc.
Days between official outreach dates you would have time to rest, do other ministry and sight-seeing
The teams are short term participants from a variety of nations who come for one or more scheduled outreaches at a time.
Long-term OM Moldova missionaries would lead the teams.
Qualifications and Skills:
A willingness to learn and adapt
Willingness to grow and be challenged
A passion for missions, a heart for people, and an adventurous nature
Temperatures can go up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and beyond
You must be able to carry your own luggage
All interns must formally accept and abide by OM USA’s Statement of Faith for the duration of the internship.
International internships are not paid positions and all financial needs should be covered with personal support.
Home-stay with a national is dependent on circumstances.
Pre-Field training happens through on-line materials and Skype sessions with coaches and other interns for a few weeks leading up departure date. Includes debriefing with coaches on return.
Dates and duration of internships are flexible, should be worked out with the team.
Qualifications of on-field supervisor:
Degree Credit available upon the approval of your university/college supervisors.