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June 16- 24, 2023 Mission to Romania
We are now accepting applications for our June 16- 24, 2023 mission trip to serve orphans and at-risk children in the beautiful country of Romania.
This team will be serving children in the Point of Hope Development Center (POH) in Tarneveni, Romania. The Point of Hope is a center where 150 children get life-changing ministry. The POH has been part of our program since 2007.
The team will also be helping with some simple clean-up and construction projects around the POH. The center will need a bit of touch-up work after a long year of school.
Finally the team will be doing a couple community outreach projects into the community surrounding the POH school. The community has embraced the Point of Hope as a true light in this community.
We believe that the Bible is clear that God expects us to take care of the poor, needy, widows and the strangers in our land (Isaiah 58).
YOUR TRIP LEADERS: Jessica Huettel & John Frank Reeve
John Frank Reeve has been leading mission trips since 2001. He first served as a volunteer leader with Buckner Orphan Care in Dallas, Tx. After much prayer, He and Tim Oloffson, co-founded Another Child Foundation to continue work in Romania where he has led numerous mission trips. Recently he left his position as a Worship Pastor to dedicate full-time ministry to ACF. John Frank and his wife, Sandy live in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana and share their home with 3 dogs and 3 cats!
Jessica Huettel is a kindergarten teacher in Houston, TX. She enjoys spending time with her family, following her nieces and nephews around to their sports games, and reading. Jessica has served with ACF in Romania 7 times and has led several mission teams. She is grateful to be a part of the kingdom work God is doing in Tarnaveni and is excited to see the kids that she’s watched grow up over the last decade. Jessica also serves on the ACF Board of Directors.
The team will be staying in a local hotel at the ministry site. Hotel rooms are very comfortable. The team will also stay in other US styled hotels while traveling. Previous team members have always been pleased with the accommodations, as well as the food they are provided during your stay in Romania.
Romanian culture sets itself apart from others in the Eastern Europe. For example, the legend of Dracula and the Dacian history are unique to Romania. Roma, or Gypsies, are regarded as outsiders and generally live separate from the rest of the population on the outskirts of urban areas. They, too, dress in more traditional and colorful garb.
The weather in Romania is very much like the weather in the mid-west part of the US. Warm days are typical in the summer but cool evenings are a nice benefit at the end of a great day of ministry. At camp t-shirts and shorts are the norm during the day and maybe a light jacket at night.
While traveling to Romania, we want to give you some helpful tips to prepare you for your trip. You will need European adapters for your electrical devices, a passport is needed and you will love the food. Fresh food and non-processed protein are on every menu.
Tentative Itinerary (details subject to change)
Day 1 - 2
Travel, sightseeing and orientation days
The team will be performing the VBS they have been preparing to the preschool children, various projects around the Point of Hope and community outreach.
Sightseeing and travel home
To reach, teach, and transform the lives of orphaned and at-risk children.
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