MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS
"Reaching people for Christ: helping thousands of people out of poverty into a sustainable future"

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2017 Update and Hopes for 2018

MOLDOVA

Web Tudor Moldova

2017 has been yet another year of political and economic uncertainty and turmoil in Moldova. Politicians rise and are gone overnight, amidst the fighting between various groups driven by greed, corruption and desperate fight over power and money. People are tired of seemingly hopeless trend of lack of jobs, expensive living costs and the never ceasing experience of poverty. Young people stop having dreams for tomorrow due to a non-effective education and they are fleeing the country in great numbers. Rural regions are most affected by all the above factors.

In a society where many dream of becoming someone important, we are granted by God's grace opportunities to be part of something important and valuable - and to truly have an impact on the lives of many that are in desperate need of help.

Our biggest joy in 2017 was the opportunity to connect the hopeless from our programmes to the Source of hope, love, joy, peace and life -  Jesus Christ - and to share with them Christ's love in action.

Along with our financial donors we've invested whatever resources we had available - funds, time, energy and empathy, that materialized through food, hygiene items, scholarships (to over 6000 children and adults in our Family to Family and child community based programmes). This has brought a solution to some immediate needs, but along with that has also built in beneficiaries a sense of hope, gratitude, faith, and a renewed desire to build a life - and all that makes us "people created in the image of God". We faced the usual challenges - the need in human resources, the challenge of administrating wisely the funds, the efforts to build effective relationships with the Mission's beneficiaries, the difficult economic and political realm, and spiritual battles. We were encouraged, knowing that we weren't alone as we continue to be supported by the local churches that provide us with human resources and support us in their prayers.

Looking back at 2017, we at Mission Without Borders in Moldova find ourselves not filled with sorrow for missed opportunities, but filled with hope and good expectations for 2018, hoping that the Mission will continue to be a blessing and a guiding light to the living Christ and many more people in the years to come.

James 2:15-16 (NIV) / Matthew 25:41

Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, "Go in peace; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?

The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'

Best regards,

Tudor, Field Country Manager in Moldova