Missions Team Partners with Romania
In the Spring of 2004 Taylor University College sent a missions team to Romania to minister to the churches and people there. The team consisted of: Lauren Wright (3rd year BA General Studies Program) from Edmonton, Alita Stark (Social Science Program) from Edmonton, Becca Gunther, (grad of 2nd year General Associate of Arts, now in the Grant MacEwan Travel Program) from Edmonton, Joel Ellard, (2nd year Religion and Theology Program) from Vermilion, Alberta, Darren Franks (grad Bachelor of Arts, working, intending on going into camping ministry), from Raymore, Saskatchewan, Chara Euraba (Religion and Theology Program) from Regina, Saskatchewan and Dr. Terry Fossen Senior Pastor Central Baptist Church Edmonton.
The team spent just over 2 weeks in Romania, flying into Hungary and driving into the Transylvania region of Romania. Their main responsibilities were in providing ESL Classes (English as a Second Language) for the people in the area. They also provided children’s ministries, helped with a youth retreat, and helped in leading worship services all with the NAB’s Gateway Missions. This group was the first of 6 teams with Gateway that were in Romania this past summer.
I had the opportunity to sit down with the team members following their return from Romania. Here is what they had to say about their experience.