Summary: 2018 Romania & Austria Surge Team with Houghton Women’s Team

On-site in Romania: May 13-18 and in Austria May 19-24

A Primary Objective in Romania was partnership with Outstretched Hands and several of their community centers and churches around Calarasi and Chiselet. They minister predominantly within impoverished communities. Many of the children are without parents. One Center estimates that 80% of the children have lost or been abandoned by their parents.

Soccer Ball Juggling Competition at the Hope Center in Calarasi, Romania, won by Brielle Kwarta… 22 seconds

The Cross Skit at one of the newly established Hope Centers in Romania… 1:21

Teaching school kids Cotton-Eye Joe at a school in Romania… 1:12

Singing “Sanctuary” at the Hope Center in Chiselet, Romania… 49 seconds (God moved in the hearts of several children at this location to receive Christ… this Center estimates that 80% of the children have no parents due to death, imprisonment and/or abandonment)