Friday, June 17, 2016

Soup Kitchen for Street Children in Moldova is Up and Running

MOLDOVA. Since the collapse of the USSR in 1991, Moldova is facing a continuous economic crisis. And if the capital of Moldova can offer some signs of economic activity, things are in a really bad shape in provincial towns and villages. With thousands of men gone abroad in search of seasonal work and women trafficked for prostitution and slave labor, many children are left on the street.

We at Turlac Mission partner with the leadership of the Baptist Church in Alexandreny, Northern Moldova in providing food for children for whom no one cares. Because of support of Christians from North America, we provide hot lunches for 70-100 children. After the meal, children listen to stories from the Bible, which will give them a strong foundation for life. Please, keep this ministry in your prayers.

Pray for Pastor O.S. Sunny from India

INDIA. Our mission partner from Agape Royal Ministries Rev. Abraham Thomas alerted us that pastor O.S. Sunny, whom Oleg met in Florida in the fall of 2015 and for whom our ministry provided a tablet PC for ministry use, is at the hospital with kidney problems. Rev. Sunny is a pastor of the Evangelical congregation in Trivandrum, India. Please, remember pastor Sunny in your prayers.

Helping Combat Trafficking in Women Out of India

On June 15, 2016, we sent funds for purchase of three sewing machines for women in India that graduated from the Tailoring School, which was started by our ministry partners, the Agape Royal Ministries in Trivandrum (state of Kerala, India).

We joined hands with Christian friends in India in Christian response to human trafficking that sadly takes so many girls away from their homelands and families and forces them into sex services, slave labor and organ harvesting.

Binitha (pictured above) is 29 years old. She had no means to provide for herself and was an easy target for human traffickers. Because of help and faithful testimony of Indian Christians, she accepted Christ. At Tailoring School, Binitha learned to operate a sewing machine. The machine provided for Binitha will help her earn a living and stay away from trafficking.

Human trafficking is the plague of the 21st century. It is considered one of the most profitable businesses alongside drug trafficking and weapons trade. You can help provide sewing machines for tailoring centers in India, Moldova and beyond through "Teaching Them to Fish" project started by Turlac Mission. The cost of one sewing machine and supply of fabric is $200. Donate on-line HERE.

Preaching the Gospel of Christ in Southern Moldova

MOLDOVA. While "helping one person at a time in the name of Jesus," we seek to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and edify believers in the countries of the former Soviet Union.

We maintain close contact with Evangelical churches and use every opportunity to proclaim the message of the Bible from church pulpits. On Sunday June 12, 2016, Vitali preached the morning service at the Baptist Church in Komrat, Moldova, while Natasha and Olga ministered in song.

Thank you, dear friends, for your support of the mission work in Moldova and the formerly Communist lands!

Natasha Turlac Opens a Tailoring Center in Komrat, Moldova

Natasha helps set up sewing machines for the tailoring centre
in Komrat, Moldova.
MOLDOVA. On Sunday June 12, 2016, Natasha traveled to Komrat, Southern Moldova, where together with Vitali and Olga she inaugurated a tailoring center for teens-at-risk of human trafficking. In this centre, teen girls from Moldova, some of whom are orphans and others come from poor families, will master the craft of sewing and alterations using sewing machines that were provided by friends and ministry partners from North America through Turlac Mission. The objective is to teach teens a profession so that they would be able to earn income, stay off the street and not fall prey to international trafficking.

Human trafficking hit Moldova especially hard. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union and economic collapse, more than 100,000 women were trafficked out of this small East-European nation of 3,1 million to Europe and the Middle East. Most women ended up in traps of sex slavery. To combat this problem, we started the "Teaching Them to Fish" program, through which we open training centres where teen girls can get a profession, which will help them sustain themselves and their families financially and be less vulnerable to trafficking.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sewing Machines Purchased for Tailoring Center in Moldova

Left to right: Olga, Vitali and Natasha
with sewing machine purchases for
Moldova.
2016 MOLDOVA MISSION. Sewing machines purchased for tailoring school for teens-at-risk of human trafficking in Komrat, Moldova. We thank you for giving generously to the cause of combating human trafficking.

It takes $200 to purchase one electric sewing machine, supply of fabric and thread.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Joy of Joint Ministry in Moldova with Friends from Shades Mountain Baptist Church

Vitali Turlac with the mission team from Shades Mountain
Baptist Church
MOLDOVA. On May 15-21, 2016, we had a privilege of hosting dear friends - a mission team of sisters in Christ from Shades Mountain Baptist Church (Birmingham, Alabama).

Vitali Turlac reports, "We were able to accomplish so much to further the cause of Christ's Kingdom in Moldova. We hosted two camps aimed at addressing the problem of human trafficking from Christian perspective. One camp was for women - victims of human trafficking from Chadyr-Lunga, Southern Moldova. The other one was for teens-at-risk of trafficking in Alexandreny, Northern Moldova. We held two events for Christian women - conferences in Beltsy and Komrat. What a joy it was - to see 120 Baptist women gathered together for fellowship and mission challenge in Komrat, the capital of Gagauz Autonomy in Moldova. In Komrat, which is populated by people that speak Russian and a dialect of Turkish language, we held an evangelistic service, which was attended by 80 people."

We thank God for Christian friends rom North America who have keen interest in reaching the formerly Communist lands. Our gratitude is expressed to the leadership of Shades Mountain Baptist Church and all sisters in Christ that came to Moldova for doing so much for God.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Natasha Meets with Galina and Lisa, National Missionaries in Southern Moldova

Natasha with Galina (left) and Lisa
MOLDOVA. During her 2016 mission trip to Moldova (June 4-21, 2016), Natasha Turlac met with Galina and Lisa, Moldova national missionaries that serve the Lord in a Turkish-speaking town of Cioc-Maidan. Both ladies are great leaders in their local community that serve the the local church as well as minister to teenage girls at risk of trafficking.

Cioc-Maidan is one of the places, where we helped start a tailoring school for teen girls to teach them a profession and save them from human trafficking because of a grant received through the Woman's Missionary Union. Galina and Lisa host the young women at the mission station purchased about 10 years ago because of generosity of American Christians.

In 2000's, Lisa was a recipient of the WMU Scholarship that enabled her to attend Christian College in Moldova. We thank God that he continues to provide for the work in Moldova through many friends in North America.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Pray for the Family of Valentin, Moldavian National Missionary

Valentin and Sofia with their children Samuel, 
Emily and Rafael.
MISSIONARY CARE. In the beginning of June 2016 we received sad news of sudden death of Valentin, one of my students at the Christian College in Moldova who graduated in 2010. He is survived by his wife Sofia and three children. Valentin was a missionary in a small town of Popeny in Northeastern Moldova. He was a promising young man that dreamed of continuing his studies in theology in the future.

We want to help Valentin's family: his wife Sofia and 3 children (Samuel, 8, Emily, 6, Rafael, 27 months). In Moldova, there is no life insurance policy available to missionaries, so the family is left practically with no money.

Valentin (second row, first on the right) with Oleg and
graduates of his class at the Christian College in Moldova.
If you would like to help with this effort, any help would be appreciated.

You can donate on-line (tax-deductible) HERE. Place "Turlac Mission - Valentin" in the designated ministry box.

You can also make a check (tax-deductible) to "World Wide Word" designated to "Turlac Mission - Valentin" and mail it to: World Wide Word, Attn: Turlac Mission, 24162 Rochester Lane, Aldie, Virginia 20105.

We appreciate your help with this request.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

July 2016 Missionary Summit

In July 2016, we will hold the Commissioned missionary summit - a gathering for missionaries from the formerly Communist lands. The purpose of the summit is:

- to encourage missionaries and church planters from the formerly Communist lands, especially those that live in difficult context of persecution;

- to pray together and share blessings and challenges of ministry in the context of the former USSR- to;

- to study the Scripture to strengthen our common commitment to fulfillment of the Great Commission of Jesus Christ;

- to supply missionaries with much-need Christian resources in Russian and other languages;

- to work on a strategic vision for missions in the region for the region.

If you would like to support the mission summit with your donation, please donate on-line HERE.

For more details, please contact us at oturlac@gmail.com