Proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the formerly Communist lands. We hold evangelistic events as well as conferences for churches and ministers on biblical, theological and practical ministerial subjects.
"We preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God." (1Cor.1:23-24, NIV).
Anti-Trafficking Ministry. Moldova is the poorest country in Europe. Torn apart by ethnic conflicts and civil war that took place in 1990s, the country lost more than 1 million people to immigration. Because of continuous economic crisis that plagued the country, thousands of teenage girls and young women have been taken out of the country and placed in brothels working as prostitutes and slaves. It is estimated that since 1989, more than 100,000 women from Moldova have been taken to Europe and the Middle East as prostitutes and slaves. Every 5th prostitute in Europe is of Moldavian origin.
We started ant-trafficking ministry in 2004 after we understood the gravity of the problem in Moldova and other former Soviet republics while studying and doing research in the U.S. The ministry has as its goal preventive work among Moldavian teenage girls. We inform them of dangers of trafficking by organizing lectures and special get-together occasions. We talk to them about issues related to trafficking, explain dangers of travels to Europe and the Middle East on false contracts. We support women who were rescued from trafficking and are trying hard to return to normal life.
"Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter." (Prov.24:11, NIV).
Leadership College: Equipping Leaders for Effective Ministry. Our Leadership College program aims to train pastors and missionaries in key areas of theology and practical ministry, so that they would become effective leaders in the Church of Jesus Christ as well as in reaching out to those that do not know Him.
"Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers." (1Tim.4:13-16, NIV)
Support of the Persecuted Church. Turlac Mission is channeling support to national missionaries that are serving in the formerly Communist lands. Many of them serve in difficult circumstances of persecution either from the authorities or dominant religious groups in the regions where they live. As God's ambassadors, we visit various countries to encourage missionaries, preach in their churches and pray with them. TM is committed to promoting awareness about persecution of Christians in the former USSR.
Refugee Aid and Provision of Water Purifiers. TM provides humanitarian aid to refugees worldwide. We offer counselling and provide food, clothes, etc. to refugees of war and ethnic conflicts. Through the "Water of Life Project" we provide water purifiers/filters for persons and families in the formerly Communist lands that have no access to pure water. Because of lack of access to pure water, people in the former USSR develop all kinds of health problems. Together with water filters, each person receives a copy of the New Testament (the Water of Life).
Provision of Bibles and Christian Resources. We seek to proclaim Christ and think about issues concerning theology, ministry, church and culture by writing and publishing books, articles and Christian periodicals. Christian Megapolis founded in 2010 is one of the leading Russian-language Evangelical web-resources, which deals with issues related to Church and culture in the former USSR and Slavic diaspora.
Ministry to Persons with Special Needs. "Roman's Touch" is a ministry to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other severe conditions and their families in the former Soviet Union. This ministry avenue grew out of our own experience of raising our son Roman who has Autism. It taught us to be extra loving and caring toward children with disabilities and moved us to help families of disabled children. We offer to families counseling, materials related to research in the domain of ASD, tablet PCs for children with educational programs as well as stipends for them to attend therapy. We also provide food baskets and funds for occasional outings (respite) for parents of children with ASD.
Outreach to Orphans and Street Children. Post-Soviet economic crisis and worker migration to Europe and other areas of the world, left thousands of children in the former USSR in orphanages and on the street. With parents gone to make a fortune, there is no one to care for the little ones. TM supports soup kitchens and cares for orphans in Moldova and beyond by providing for them hot meals, clothes and school supplies. It takes only $10 to feed one child per week.
Ministry to Immigrants. Nobody can understand newcomers to North America better than another immigrant. In 1990s and 2000s, thousands of emigrants from the former Soviet Union and other Soviet camp nations came to North America. They did not know what to expect. They have never been to America or Canada before. Many of them encountered and continue to face hardships of adaptation to life on he continent. Many families and Slavic immigrant churches continue to experience a widening gap between parents and children. They are desperate in finding a solution. We at Turlac Mission help immigrants adjust to living in North America by providing counseling and seminars on vital topics related to beginning of new life in a new country. We provide food baskets and other necessary items for living to immigrants and families in need in Canada. We organize Easter, Christmas and other events to share with immigrants the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to make them feel "at home" in their new homeland.
Ministry to Christ's Servants. Church ministry and missionary work are no easy vocations. They require constant care for the flock, extensive travel and spending of one's spiritual and physical energy. Christian ministers are not super-humans. They are human beings just like everybody else. They get weary and tired and need someone to listen to them and care for them. Seeing this need, we provide meals (lunches, coffee time) for ministers, missionaries and other Christian workers to encourage them in their work, listen to issues and problems that they bring to the table and pray with them. As a result of these lunches/coffee times, we have seen pastors encouraged to further continue their vital work of tending to the Lord's sheep with great enthusiasm.