Wow, August of 2014 will be my 9th consecutive year of teaching at the School of Worship (Scoala de Inchinare) in Timisoara, Romania.
I’ve been on short term missions trips to Eastern Europe every summer since 2001, that’s 14 years in a row. Time flies when you’re having fun. And there’s nothing more rewarding than serving the Lord.
THANK YOU VIDEO :
As I write this article, I’m editing a new video to share with testimonials from 2013. In the meantime, you can see and hear from the 2012 students in this video.
Students say “Thank You and God Bless You” in Romanian to everyone who has supported the school and the other instructors.
At the end of the video students share about their experience.Â If you care about missions, I hope youâ€™ll watch it, especially the last testimony. Youâ€™ll be encouraged to see that lives are being changed.
This is a good work that glorifies God, makes disciples and is helping to build His kingdom.
BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING
In the summer of 2013, my wife Ivalene and I served together at the School of Worship in Romania, as well as the SOZO Festival in Serbia.
She taught seminars on Children’s Worship. I taught Theology, Worship Leading and Songwriting.
We also traveled to Cluj, Romania and ministered in three local churches together.
We’re investing in the next generation that will change nations.
Â For the 2014 trip, it will be just me traveling to Romania.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF WORSHIP
The school is 4 weeks long during August and quite intense. Myself and other guest instructors live in community with the students while we’re there.
I teach Theology ofÂ Worship in the mornings and Songwriting class in the late afternoon /early evening. The days are long and full of activity.
MORE ABOUT THE SCHOOL
You can get an in-depth view of the Scoala de Inchinare experience with a lot of pics in this 2012 post, A Day In The Life at Romaniaâ€™s School of Worship.Â
I also wrote an extensive series of blog posts (with “behind the scenes” e-mails) so folks could have a better understanding of the work we are doing for the kingdom of God. You can read that series here – Balkans Missions Trip Report.
The School of Worship is hosted at Timisoara Christian Center & Agape Church.
Romania is one of the poorest countries in Europe and Romanian economic woes wrecked havoc on construction. The main building has been partially unfinished for many years. They still need HVAC, elevators, flooring, paint and other cosmetic finishes.
I feel very blessed to be part of what God is doing in Romania.
I really hope we can raise more money for the school in 2014 so more students can attend.
Donations from a wide range of “people who care” pays for my travel and related expenses (about $3500.00 this year). We also donate music instruments and scholarships for students. This year we really need more financial support.
Stay Updated on my 2014 Missions Trip to Romania, July 28 – August 8.
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