Hi friends & family,
I am eager to tell you that Brandon, my son, and I will be traveling to Romania with our church in November 2016! God has been gracious to bring us an opportunity to serve his people.
Romania is a republic in Southeast Europe which borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. The Communist regime came to an abrupt end on December 22, 1989. The poet Mircea Dinescu, who was the first to speak on liberated Romanian television, began his statement with the words: “God has returned his face toward Romania again”. The new constitution of Romania, adopted in 1992, guarantees the freedom of thought, opinion, and religious beliefs when manifested in a spirit of tolerance and mutual respect. At the country’s 2011 census, 81.0% of respondents identified as Orthodox Christians belonging to the Romanian Orthodox Church. However, only 7% of this population attends church once or more weekly.
What we will be doing while we are there:
- A group from Awaken Church located in Columbia, SC, will be coming alongside a Romanian church to help them in any way possible.
- We will help facilitate Romanian church services in Cluj and Medias.
- We will be taking part in several activities with the children, to include organizing a soccer tournament and also working with an orphanage.
- Lastly, we will be sharing the gospel in the community of people who live in a slum area (homeless ministry).
Ways you can help:
- Pray for the nation of Romania.
- Pray for safety, guidance, and good health for the mission team traveling in November.
- CONTRIBUTE to our goal of $4,800 ($2,400 each) to satisfy the financial commitment - anything helps.
We are overly blessed to be a part of such a great family. Thank you for anything that you may be able to do. We are so grateful!
How to donate:
Donations are tax-deductible. Make checks payable to Awaken Church. Please write our name in the memo of the check. Send to:
ATTN: Brandon and Claire Wiggins
171 Newland Road
Columbia, SC 29229
To give, simply click here and select the Missions fund. If you choose to give online, please contact Christian McEndarfer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell her which individual or family you would like to receive your donation.