JOIN US FOR A HANDS ON MISSION EXPERIENCE THAT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
A Mission Trip with The Smiles Foundation is an experience of a life-time and different to any other mission trip you will have been on. If you’ve never been on a Mission Trip then they come no better than with Smiles in Romania.
Our trips are about a ‘Hands On’ experience. Using your gifts to impact the lives of others who are in need of help to stabilise and support family life. Much of the Foundation’s work in Romania is concerned with the support of nearly 200 families, living in the county of Bihor , North-West Romania , close to the Hungarian border. With an extensive committed staff on the ground in Romania supported by office staff from Britain and America, Smiles in Romania can provide an outstanding organisational structure for the Mission Trip experience.
Take a watch of our short video to see some of the projects you can be involved in, and messages from those who have already been.
Selecting an area of work can be difficult with so many wonderful opportunities coming from every aspect of our projects. On a Smiles Mission Trip, you can select a different job every day, or stick to one the entire trip. (See below).
Sorting and packing food, then visiting the families for distribution provides first hand insight to Romanian life.
The Foundation is committed to providing Homes for families facing eviction or life on the streets. Our Construction programme is of fundamental importance and we need teams working on Houses – transforming them into Homes – for waiting parents and children. Every Mission Trip needs hard manual workers as well as skilled builders, plumbers, electricians, plasterers, joiners and so on.
Whilst a strong aspect of all our Mission Trips is providing humanitarian help, we unquestionably use our provision of Homes, Food and Medicine as the basis for building a relationship of trust and deep friendship capable of providing a platform to share the important truths of the Gospel which is paramount to the Foundation’s operation.
Many on Mission Trips will share the Gospel as they visit families day by day. Others are involved with more organised outreach specifically arranged during the summer trips. Drama, Puppets, Concerts and music also play a major part in outreach activities.
Whatever your personal reason for joining a Mission Trip might be, when on a Smiles Mission Trip you need to have:
A desire to share the love of God in practical ways, working as the hands and feet of Christ and have a willingness to help raise awareness and financial support for the projects run by The Smiles Foundation, 365 days a year, supporting families, housing, medical, social and educational assistance in Romania.
If you are ready for an experience that will ‘Change Your Life’ and many others in a matter of days, then a Smiles Mission Trip to Romania is the answer.
PROJECT INVOLVEMENT AREAS:
Use your hands, your head and your heart by sharing the Love of Christ in a practical, meaningful way with the people of Romania . Whatever your gifts or interests, a Smiles Hands On Mission Experience will challenge you in service, sharing and sacrifice for others.
Family Care & Homeless Visits: Fifteen tons of food is delivered each month to the Smiles Warehouse in Romania. From the warehouse, food packages are prepared for delivery to the families. Mission trips are a great support to the Romanian team as you assist with sorting, packing and delivery.
Construction: Builders, Plumbers, Electricians, Plasterers, Joiners and Painters – Skilled and general hard workers always needed for the constant building, renovation and maintenance work needed on Houses and Homes of the families we support.
Educational Involvement: Through the Tileagd School and Nursery and after-school programmes at Gepiu and other locations. Nursery kids (3-6), Grade School (7-18).
Elderly Care: Visiting our residential homes in Salonta and Oradea will make the residents feel so very special. Projects in Gepiu and Tileagd also regularly provide Senior Luncheons for you to help prepare and serve for the elderly.
Outreach Work / COPs (Children’s Outreach Programmes): Summer School, Holiday Bible Club & VBS’s are arranged during most Trips providing great opportunities to reach many children with the Gospel. A love for children – a gift with art, crafts or music – Smiles Children’s Outreach is a great channel for your gift to be used.
Practical Assistance: With our Enterprise Initiatives at the Farm and Glasshouse, raising money in country to support the projects.
A Smiles Hands On Mission Experience provides something for everyone, whatever your interest or gift. The Smiles Foundation arrange Trips to change lives, starting with YOU, in the Name of Christ!
ACCOMMODATION & FOOD:
Various aspects of a Mission trip tend to scare people into not going! Such as the living conditions of your stay – the food – the water – the safety. The Smiles Foundation can reassure you on all levels.
We have our own Mission Accommodation facility – beautifully decorated bedrooms, bathrooms, dining room and recreation area fully equipped with pool table, media centre and snack bar.
Our own staff caring for you from the kitchen with good quality food – housekeeping for clean and safe rooms and a maintenance and management team to ensure everything runs smoothly. Especially your trip!
You can be assured Kevin and his entire team will do everything within their ability to make your trip a happy and blessed experience. Write or call us today. We’ll send you the details you need to ensure your opportunity to serve God in Romania is secure. It’s about ‘Changing Lives’
OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH-OUT THE YEAR
Join us for any one of the many trips arranged each year.
Personal trips and Family trips – Church group, Youth group, Singles or Music Group
A Mission Trip to Romania will contribute as much to your own ministry and Christian life, as it will deepen the Christian experience for those you share with. Come with a Smiles Mission Trip or Arrange your own! In addition to Smiles Trips, the fully staffed Mission Facility is available to rent through-out the year.
Telephone or E-mail for further information on all trips.
UK : (0113) 276-5060
US: (423) 239-9525