Working together to accomplish the same objective, SMI is interconnected with a network of national churches and ministries. Our goal is to bring men, women and children to faith in Christ, build his church and encourage the hopeless.
The Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Corinth and told them he became all things, to all people, that by all means, he might save some. SMI uses multiple means to introduce people to God’s love and the hope that is found in Christ alone.
Here are some of our partners and projects:
Antioch Movement | Church Planting
Financially supporting the training of pastors and leaders to reach their communities for Christ
The Antioch Training is designed for local pastors to catch the vision to reach every man, woman and child with the Gospel in their area of responsibility. This begins with their neighborhood, and progresses to their region, their nation and to the ends of the earth. Summit Missions has been involved in this endeavor since 2009 when it was initiated in Moldova.
In November of 2011 the first of four Antioch Training sessions was held in Chisinau, Moldova. As a result of this November meeting, the pastors that attended were so excited about the material they suggested repeating the session so that other pastors could participate. In February 2012 the first session was repeated and there were six churches and two church planting teams represented.
Because of your continued financial support, SMI has been able to sponsor and assist in these training sessions. You are helping to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- For these participants to start training sessions in their areas
- For additional churches to embrace the vision
- For the churches in Moldova to work together to accomplish the vision of reaching their own country and beyond with the Gospel
Children’s Summer Bible Clubs
Underwriting 30+ Bible Clubs to raise the visibility and credibility of formerly persecuted churches
Because these churches are limited in resources, SMI sponsors church-based summer Bible Clubs providing teacher training and materials, crafts, lunches, and snacks.
Children Of The Street | Feeding Program
Providing funds to feed poor children physical and spiritual food
The pastor of the church saw the need to reach out to the poor children of the area. As they came and asked for bread, his heart was burdened to begin a “feeding program”. They would be fed physical food and they would also be fed spiritual food. Thus “CHILDREN OF THE STREET” was birthed.
The children come, have a Bible class, a hot meal and then Olga (the director) helps them with their homework. Andre who also works with the program assists Olga and counsels the children.
Each child has their own Bible that they read and study each day when they come. According to Andre, “this is better than Sunday School because they are here daily, not just once a week.”
As they come, they begin to change and they want to be actively involved in the church’s children’s programs.
Summit Missions is committed to continuing support for this program. We believe that the future of the country is within the hearts of the children.
Everything English | English Speaking Clubs
Conversing and interacting with high school and college students to give them an opportunity to better their English speaking skills, while giving an opportunity to share the Gospel
The last two years we have partnered with Campus Crusade (CRU) to assist in facilitating these camps.
If you speak English and would like to spend a week pouring your life and His love into young people, please consider this opportunity.
The Gospel Through Construction Projects
Providing materials and labor to encourage believers and testify to God’s love through the construction and repairs needed
When confronted with a problem in the States we simply call the “experts” for advice. In Pridnestrovie we often become the “experts” as we work against the short-term time restraints. It goes without saying these situations can stretch your faith and revitalize your prayer life.
Our construction and remodeling projects have included building three churches, a Sunday school addition, remodeling rooms at Parcani Orphanage, and countless projects for the foster families of Help the Children.
Joel Barrett is our construction coordinator and has traveled to Asia, South American and Eastern Europe to use his skills to bless others. He is always ready to serve God with his whole heart.
Consider this a personal invitation from Joel to come along and use your skilled (and unskilled) labor for the Lord.
Help The Children | Foster And Transitional Care
Facilitating ministry to orphanages through regular visits, needs assessments and spiritual influence
HTC places at risk children into Christian homes. These children are supported by sponsors. In conjunction with HTC, we provide home improvement and repair assistance to selected foster families that demonstrate the greatest need.
The Transitional Care (TC) program provides life skill training and development in a group home environment for children who have finished high school and are transitioning into society from orphanages.
Mission Exposure | Short Term Mission Opportunities
Experience a new culture as a missionary for 10-14 days
National and Local Church Partners
Providing and facilitating opportunities for national churches and USA churches to partner to advance the kingdom of God
Cristi and Luda Calin and their four children live in the capital city of Chisinau. Cristi has been involved in 6 church plant projects.
This journey began in Slobedzia where he served as a youth pastor. It was there that we met him and have watched God lead him throughout the years. He played a key role in the Antioch meetings in Chisinau in 2009.
Shortly after this he made contact with Harvest Bible Church and their training program for national pastors. Cristi came to Illinois and participated in the training. After returning to Chisinau and following through with the plan for a new church plant, Metanoia Church was birthed.
Pray for this new church. Ask God to encourage their leaders and keep them strong in the Word.
New Life Moldova | University Ministry
Provides special programs and monthly support for the campus leader
It was during this time that they met someone from New Life Ministry (Campus Crusade) in Moldova and he told them how God was changing the lives of Moldavian students. They were excited to hear this, because it was God’s answer to their prayers. They had opportunities to attend different student conferences and each time they were burdened more deeply for college ministry.
In 2005 they began serving on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ. They spent four years ministering at the Kishinev Academy for Economy. Then, in 2009 they moved back to Transnistria to minister there.
Pray for their outreach to the university students.
Not Bread Alone | Humanitarian Aid
Mobilizing volunteers to provide basic supplies to assist people in need and distress
After clearing customs, Christian friends in Transnistria (Moldova) with whom we partner distribute the goods to:
- Thrift Stores which employ believers and provide low cost clothing and household items to local people.
- Village Churches
SMI is also available to assist churches and organizations ship relief goods to various mission fields. Contact us for information.
Additionally, Tuesday and Thursday mornings are offered from 9 a.m. until noon for volunteers who are unable to attend on Wednesdays.
The Least of These | Orphan Ministries
Sharing the love of God with forgotten children through various acts of kindness
Thrift Store Project | Business as Missions
Providing affordable products for resale, employing believers, and helping to fund foster care for orphans
SMI helps supply these thrift shops by providing goods that are processed at the SMI warehouse and shipped to Transnistria for distribution. Some of the goods go to the thrift stores and some are for general humanitarian distribution. The thrift stores have been successful and are able to generate enough income to accomplish the following:
- Employs believers from local churches in a place where there is high unemployment.
- Pay all the expenses that are related to the operation of the stores, including the shipping costs.
- Provide $2000 from each container for the operation of Help the Children.
Turkmenistan Project | New Central Asian Outreach
Financially helping a house church planter reach people with the Gospel
Walk Out The Word | Evangelism and Special Outreaches
Sponsoring a variety of outreaches focused on evangelism