Christ-centered holistic engagement in Romania
Children/Youth at Risk
Children are often the most vulnerable in any society that is charting a new course to overcome generations of poverty, injustice and illiteracy. And it is no different for young Romanians caught in the ongoing transition since the fall of Communism over 30 years ago. Believing that every child is born with God-given value and purpose, MLI and its partners seek to help these at-risk children and youth of Romania by protecting them from exploitation and providing an opportunity for healthy growth and development. This hope is offered through Christ-centered and integrative services and programs that seek to help rescue, nurture and launch these most vulnerable Romanians.
Back to School provides basic food and supplies and support to help families keep their children in school.
Deborah House Center is a safe place of recovery in a Christian family environment for minor girls who are victims of abuse and trafficking.
Harmony offers Bible based teaching and counseling for youth in the Juvenile Re-Education Center and music programs in local schools.
Aspirations helps young women transition to safe and healthy independence.
Church in Mission
From its launch thirty years ago, following the upheaval of post-communist Romania and, more recently, the transition to emerging nation status within the framework of the European Union (EU), MLI has effectively equipped Church leaders for purposes of evangelism, leadership development, church growth, and church planting. Today, hundreds of current and emerging church-based leaders participate in a nation-wide network facilitated by MLI which provides critical training through a highly vetted core curriculum known as Biblical Education by Extension (BEE). Building on this foundation, each year MLI hosts multiple retreats, issue specific seminars, and a pastor’s conference.
Church Partnership: For purposes of mutual edification and enrichment, MLI connects healthy congregations in America and Romania in a model of denominational diversity, intercultural fellowship, and Christian unity.
Leadership Development: Dozens of church based cohorts in every corner of the country constituting more than 300+ leaders learn daily what it means to follow Jesus more deeply and lead others more effectively in God’s mission while remaining in their missional context.
Located in the Carpathian Alps near Sibiu, Alpinis is a growing camp ministry and retreat center uniquely purposed for Christian retreats, discipleship, leadership development, adventure evangelism, and hospitality. Additional facilities, now under construction, promise to significantly enhance MLI’s ministry for years to come.
The expansion project will:
* increase overnight capacity from 35 to 100+
* provide meeting space for 120+
* greatly enhance MLI’s social enterprise