Romania - Valcea
With less than a 40% graduation rate in high school alone, we want to focus on education as a way to better the lives of Romanians. English is in high demand both in school and in the workplace.
Every student will place higher in their academic testing knowing a second language. And every application includes the question, “Do you know English?”
With this in mind, we have implemented an English as a second language program to reach out to the Romanian children, youth and young adults of our community. Through the ESL program it is our desire to show the love of Jesus to these people who are struggling to stay in school, excel in their work, or to even make it easier to find a job.
But the demand is much greater than we anticipated. We started small with 5 small groups meeting once a week. We haven’t had to promote our ESL program, simply through word of mouth we have many more people who want to participate. If you have experience teaching English as a second language and a heart to serve we would love to have you on board!
Along with our ESL program we have become more involved in our local church. Although we are quite small we have had some growth in the last few years. Unfortunately many in our congregation leave to find work in other countries. We have a lot of needs and very few hands willing to help. We could use anyone with experience leading Sunday school, leading worship, and an open heart to serve the hurting in our congregation.
Our current needs:
- Someone with ESL experience.
- Sunday School coordinator
- Worship team leader
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INTEGRATED COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
When we enter a community, we seek to relate to and understand the community through the eyes of Jesus. This includes pre-training and ongoing on-field research.
EVALUATE and ENGAGE
We repeat a collaborative cycle that aims to work alongside others in the community to identify and assess both needs and resources. Alongside the community, we encourage initiatives guided by a strategy and help implement them.
As transformation takes hold in a community our role changes. We avoid creating unhealthy dependencies and focus on what Jesus is doing within the community. This typically leads to expansion as transformation impacts surrounding communities.