JUNE 24, 2018
On June 24 at a program at National Presbyterian Church, Sylvia Mader talked about her mission team’s work in Moldova in May 2018.
From April 29 – May 8, team member Sylvia Mader traveled to Moldova, where she met with Acting Dean of Faculty of Theology with Dr. Dumitru Sevastian and Provost Serghei Namesnic. Joined by UDG student volunteers, Sylvia, as part of her NGO Save the Orphans work, traveled in UDG’s bus to assist at several orphanages. The UDG team visited the Orhei orphanage where there are about 240 severely handicapped male orphans. The ten UDG students with and their guitars sung to the orphans about Jesus and distributed gifts of socks and fresh fruits.
The following days, the team visited both the Bulboaca and Carpineni Orphanages. There the group offered its full program of playing games, singing songs, and lectures. The team spoke about the importance of self-esteem and confidence, which is always a struggle for orphans as well as breaking the cycle of alcoholism and violence from their early childhoods. They distributed personalized t-shirts and hats with the message “you are beautiful.” The team spoke about the value of education as the key for success and for protecting themselves from the dangers of trafficking.