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Outreach Pillar

Outreach PillarAdi Matis
The OUTREACH PILLAR and associated projects are under the leadership of Smiles Assistant Director – Adi Matis.

Working within Smiles since 2009, Adi has a heart dedicated to the Smiles ministry and has gathered great experience in dealing with the issues and demands of managing important aspects of people, logistics and finance.
Being Office Manager at the busy Cihei HQ also provides understanding to share the Vision that drives the Foundation forward day by day.

Church Development

Outreach through Church Development and Pastoral Care

Church Development and Pastoral Care : – The Smiles Foundation has planted and established two churches in Romania, serving the needs of the Roma communities in Tileagd and Rapa. The first church opened in 2008 within the Tileagd Community Complex, the final stage of a facility Smiles starting building in 2005. The second church in Rapa opened in 2016. Pastor Vasile pastors the two churches and provides important pastoral care to those in the communities and other projects within Smiles. “… And on this Rock, I will build my Church” says the Lord (Matthew 16 v.18) Just as the Lord responded to Peter’s...
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Outreach with Adi

Outreach to Children

COP’s and Youth Work : – Popular programs known in the UK as HBC (Holiday Bible Club) and in America as VBS (Vacation Bible School) provide the basis of Smiles outreach amongst children that we call COP’s (Children’s Outreach program). Planned during school holidays and particularly in rural villages, COP’s provides a wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel with kids in a relevant, exciting and interactive way. New to many rural communities which otherwise offers only traditional services for the children which is less attractive and appropriate. The Smiles COP’s activities are also a big hit with our visiting Mission...
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Elderly Lunch

Outreach through Community

Family Support, Elderly Lunches and other programmes : – Since the formation of Smiles, Outreach has been at the heart of every activity, but that is now emphasised more than ever, by incorporating popular programs such as Family Care, Homeless and Elderly Lunches into our ‘Outreach through Community’ work. As we expand our Outreach Team, so we will be able to increase our penetration into more communities, meeting their physical, social and educational needs while focusing on their Spiritual Needs, so that people can see only God is their ultimate answer to all the issues we and they face in...
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Dezna Camps

Outreach through Dezna

Camps & Retreats at Dezna : – After nearly 3 years of working through the challenges presented in Dezna, it was thrilling in 2019 to officially Open the Dezna Outreach Centre in Arad County, Romania. Renovated to the highest standard for Camps and Retreats, our prayer is to see the facility used in a mighty way for Children and Youth to experience the ‘mountain top’ joy of new life in Christ. The facility will also be used for Church Retreats and Conferences and we trust the entire project will be a powerful extension to the Outreach endeavours of the Church...
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Outreach through Evangelistic Events

Concerts & Conferences, local, regional or national : – Currently a dream of our Outreach Director, but Adi is serious about working towards events that can be a powerful evangelistic tool, whether locally, regionally or even nationally in Romania. Both Concerts and Conferences will hopefully be planned with Romanian and International guests and we believe the impact will be significant. Adi will need his Outreach Team at full quota to cover this and the other aspects of the Pillar, but we pray the right people will come and the vision God has given will become a reality. The OUTREACH PILLAR...
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