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Moldova MO22-015

Moldova MO22-015
August 7-15, 2022


Because of a partnership relationship, North Carolina Baptists have been invited by the Moldovan Baptist Union to send teams to their main ministry center in the village of Baltata, approximately 20 minutes outside of the capital of Chisinau. The center has 14 houses and a central building that includes a kitchen and large dining area. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the center has provided shelter for anywhere from 150-300 refugees each day. New refugees come into the center almost every day. 

WHAT: Teams of 8-10 volunteers will serve weekly at the center. Team members may serve through a variety of tasks, including meal cleanup, laundry, cleaning of rooms, unloading and stocking of supplies, grounds work, mowing, etc. Teams will also have opportunity to engage refugee children in organized games and recreation, offer prayer and encouragement to mothers, and be a positive Christian presence to those seeking peace.

HOW: Baptists on Mission will recruit and fill the teams, make airline reservations, and coordinate on-field logistics for each team. Teams will depart the US on Sunday, arriving Monday. North Carolina Baptists have been assigned a “volunteer house” that includes six bedrooms and four baths Volunteers will be assigned two to a room. (Couples can of course stay in one room together. Singles will need to double up with a roommate). Once settled in and oriented, team will serve throughout the week. The center has washer and dryers that team members can use. Meals will be taken at the center dining hall.Sunday will be spent worshiping in a local church. Team will fly out Monday morning. 

COST: Estimated cost will be approximately $2000. (Could be a bit less or a bit more).  Exact cost will vary depending on airfare at time of issue. BOM will work to get the best cost available. Field costs will be $325 and will include 1) lodging and three meals a day; 2) professional background check administered by BOM upon registration; 3) transport from and back to the airport; and 4) translators for the team.  BOM will provide volunteer missionary insurance for each volunteer. 

OTHER: Each team member will need a valid passport that has at least 6 months left on it from time of departure. Proof of COVID vaccination - OR - negative COVID test will be required for travel to Moldova. Proof of negative COVID test will be required of ALL team members for the return trip to the US. Memebers will need to purchase and bring with them video-validated COVID 19 self-test, ordered online no later than one week prior to the trip. (Info on this will be provided.) 

FINALLY: Applicants must be at least 18 years old to participate. Those participating in this effort must be flexible and willing to work as a member of the team. Smoking, chewing tobacco, and drinking alcoholic beverages may be highly offensive to other Christians. Team members must refrain from these activities while traveling with Baptists on Mission.

  Event Details  

Date and Time

From: Sunday, August 7, 2022

To: Monday, August 15, 2022

The program is for an overnight stay

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Event Contacts

Mark Abernathy
mabernathy@ncbaptist.org
(919) 459-5607

Melanie Crawford
mcrawford@ncbaptist.org
(919) 459-5596

Location

Chisinau, Moldova

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Required Immunizations

Hepatitis A, Tetanus-Diphtheria, Check with your Physician on required immunizations for this event.

Restrictions

Attendee's Age must be 18-up
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