Hope Church exists to bring the good news of salvation to people locally in Draganesti, regionally in Olt, Dolj and Valcea counties, and globally in the Balkan nations. Our mission to fulfill the needs of the people according to the teaching and practice of Christ, remains the same. We will launch regional ministries in Valcea, a region of 355,000 people that is rarely engaged in the gospel. We hope to impact the region in the following ways:
We plan to start an English Club to engage the thousands of college students living in the city of Valcea. This will allow them to further their language comprehension while providing a window to share the gospel. Young adults who show an interest in the gospel will be invited to Bible studies, which will allow us to disciple and cast a vision for what it means to live for Christ daily. Once consistent Bible study groups are formed, we will extend them into home churches with more intentional community and fellowship.
Also our desire is for children to come to know the Lord in a personal way. By opening kids clubs we are looking to meet the spiritual needs of the children and their families, in the villages where they live. We meet anywhere the children can gather—in homes, at playgrounds, on streets, etc. The club facilitators visit with the children and their parents. As the children come to know Jesus, it is our hope that their parents will also accept Him, and over time, a church can be started in their villages.