MISSION WITHOUT BORDERS
"Bringing spiritual, emotional, educational & material aid to Eastern Europe"

MOLDOVA

Annual Manager's Report

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

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Our biggest joy is the opportunity to connect the hopeless from our programmes to the Source of all 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 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".

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We faced the usual challenges - the need in human resources, the challenge of wisely administrating funds, the efforts to build effective relationships with our beneficiaries, the difficult economic and political realm, and spiritual battles. We are encouraged, knowing that we aren't alone as we continue to be supported by local churches that provide us with human resources and support us in their prayers.

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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.

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"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." [James 2:15-16 (NIV) / Matthew 25:41]

Tudor L.

MWB Moldova Field Manager