How A Romania Trip Came About
Kitty Rickert and Kim Baker traveled to Romania in May of 2017 with the Jesus Film Prayer Journey. Staff from Global Church Movements (GSM) took them on a tour of ministry work throughout Romania. They visited the village of Uncesti in North Eastern Romania to hear about a church plant and be a part of showing the film Magdalena. When Kitty and Kim heard about the particular needs of the village, they immediately thought of Montana On A Mission and our clean water projects.
There is no reliable source of clean water in the Uncesti. There are 3 hand-dug wells that are shallow and therefore are unsafe for normal drinking. One well is private, shared by 6 families. They lock the gate during the dry season, but people often steal water. The 6 families fight over water resources and call the police whenever the conflict escalates.
The primary need is for clean, usable water for drinking, cooking, animals, and gardens. The water that is available is unsafe for drinking without boiling. The poverty level is significant and there are few jobs.
There are other needs (food poverty, education, ministry). Local pastor, Costel, is doing an outstanding job of helping with all the needs and he has a non-profit foundation. The foundation is building two large greenhouses. Costel has a plan in place for people to receive vegetables and water. People will contribute by working in the greenhouses.
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