11 Apr The Hope Center Update
The Jacob’s Hope missions project has reached $250,000 in cash and commitments! More than 100k has been transferred to Jacob’s Hope to date. The project extends through 2013, allowing additional time for churches and individuals to submit commitments. The funds will assist Rabbi Jeff Friedman with the purchase and remodeling of a warehouse in Israel. Jacob’s Hope will use the facility for distribution of food and clothing, for a job training center, as a sanctuary for local Messianic communities, and a coffee house to reach youth with a presentation of the gospel. To contribute, please contact Dave Crosby Sr at 717-795-5921.
Fares for Missions Offering:
Our biannual “Fares for Missions” offering will be received during the Missions Service at Ministers Enrichment, Tuesday, May 7th. Our goal is to raise $30,000 to help purchase airline tickets for new and veteran missionaries returning to the mission field. We will also assist new missionaries by depositing $5,000 in their account as they begin the task of raising their budget. This financial help dramatically reduces itineration time and dollars and sends the missionary family to the field faster. Your generous help is greatly appreciated.
Mike and Ana Dascalescu
Born in Romania during the time of Communism, Mike and Ana Dascalescu were privileged to have the opportunity to escape the dictatorial regime in November, 1981. They arrived to the USA, and both started working in their respective professions, Mechanical Engineering and Nursing. Glad Tidings Assembly, Reading, PA became their church home where they engaged in community evangelism, prayer ministry and prison ministry.
During this period they prepared for the higher calling of God on their lives, a call to take the Gospel back to the people of Romania. In 2009, they were approved as Missionary Associates for a two year term in Dobrogea, the SE region of Romania. On arrival in Romania, they began working with AG missionaries, taking the Gospel to the villages that have not yet heard.
They ministered at the School of Missions to prepare Romanian young people to serve in countries where the doors are closed to the Western missionaries, such as Afghanistan, Northern Sudan, Kazakhstan, etc. Besides their responsibilities at the school where they served in translating, pastoral care, administration and counseling, Mike and Ana took the students to evangelize in the Turkish and Tatar villages of that area. As a result, they have two new villages that have church meetings every week and a village where a home group is being discipled.
Mike and Ana are the newest appointed Career Missionaries from our PennDel Network. Their vision is to return to Romania to plant forty new churches over the next decade in the least evangelized, Muslim and Tatar populated parts of the country.
2013 PennDel Network MAPS Team
Teen Challenge Center – Quito, Ecuador