Through a series of divine appointments we found ourselves in the city of Sighişoara, Romania which is in the heart of Transylvania. Several years ago the Lord began speaking to us about Europe saying that He was flooding the continent with His presence and that we were to be part of it. When Jimmy and Genea Horner, our Senior Leaders, crossed the border into Romania for the first time they knew that this was the country He wanted the Mission to be working in.
Romania is a nation with rolling green hills, rich earth, a beautiful people and at the same time overwhelming need. It has been less than thirty years since the fall of communism and the land and the people are still in the process of healing as they embrace the freedom they had been starving for. In such a small country of just over 19 million people, there are over 60,000 orphans and many more children who are living at risk. In the poorer communities family dynamics have broken down, the majority of the children do not even make it to the fourth grade.
Our first view of the building was startling, five stories and over 80,000 square feet. All of our main campus buildings in Mexico could fit inside but as we walked through the facility we knew it was right.
The sales price was originally $3.7 million but over the course of the year, it was reduced to $1.4 million. In April 2017 we signed a purchase agreement for the facility and we are continually in awe of His provision and the generosity of His people.
Today, we are asking you to continue partnering with us to finish what He has started. We wholeheartedly believe it will be an investment that will bear fruit throughout eternity.
We need to raise $450,000 to finish paying for the building and while that sounds like such a large sum of money, it doesn't even come close to the value of the lives that will be saved and transformed. Please consider helping us enter the new year debt free.