Church Challenge Romania – Are you ready?
“The best way to switch to global thinking is to just get up and go on a short-term mission project to another country! There’s simply no substitute for hands-on, real life experience in another culture. Quit studying and discussing your mission and JUST do it! I dare you to dive in at the deep end… It will enlarge you heart, expand your vision, stretch your faith, deepen your compassion, and fill you with a kind of joy you have never experienced. It could be a turning point in your life”.
The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren.
The Smiles Foundation can provide the opportunity for your church to do exactly that – to experience a Short Term Mission Trip which will change the lives of the Team and those they plan to serve alongside.
With ongoing projects in Romania the opportunities to “dive in” are many and varied. Whether construction, painting & decorating, children’s outreach programmes or family visits and delivering food to the homeless, the Challenge holds opportunities for all levels of skilled and non-skilled. A desire to serve is all you need.
Whilst Smiles runs Mission Trips at various times of the year, the Church Challenge is specifically designed to “do what it says on the tin” – to Challenge Churches to get involved – TOGETHER. The week can be tailored to your team with an agreed Challenge Programme, as well as opportunity to visit other Smiles projects which you may not be directly involved with on the Challenge, but will help share the big picture.
The Church Challenge gives the church the challenge to raise up the team. Then The Smiles Foundation take care of the arrangements, administration, programme, accommodation, meals – so that you, the Team can then concentrate of being ready for the Challenge!
So, to the details…
Light Construction; Property Renovation; Painting & Gardening; Holiday Bible Club; Family Visits & Food delivery.
Dates: March to November (subject to availability)
Trip Duration: 7 days (other subject to availability)
Accommodation: Smiles Mission Centre, Romania
Costs: £449 / $699 per person for minimum group of 10, plus flights to Budapest (other airports by arrangement). Personal or Group Insurance not included.
Procedure: Once dates are agreed and the 10% deposit received, Smiles will book the flights and make travel arrangements from Budapest (or other agreed airport). Smiles will help with fundraising ideas, planning advice and be on hand for any questions up to the date of travel. Once at Budapest (your arriving airport) you will be met by Smiles Driver for travel through to Romania. The Mission Centre provides comfortable accommodation, with full board, allowing Teams to be at their best for the Challenge of the week.
Call now for further details, available dates and team application forms or for the opportunity to meet a Smiles Staff member to discuss details further.
Contact: Dawn Wilson
UK: 0113-276-5060 (9am – 6pm GMT)
USA: 423-239-9525 (6am – 1pm EST)