Building 4 Romania, Independence!
A Partnership ministry in Arad, Romania
Since 2010, IPC has been involved in mission and ministry in Arad, Romania. A card making project has blossomed into a partnership with a local program (ASPIS) that now has a training center (partially built & paid for by IPC) which provides training, work opportunities and social connections for special needs adults and at-risk children in the area.
In October the IPC Missions Team will begin our next (and most ambitious) step for ministry in Arad. We are developing a partnership with ASPIS, a local congregation and Habitat for Humanity and are now collecting funds to build the first studio apartment homes for the special needs adults we serve. These apartments will be designed with our special needs adults in mind. Trained toward independence at the ASPIS center, our special needs adults will, for the first time, have a place of their own to call home.
This exciting program will be our Mission of the Month for October, 2017. Funds collected will be designated to “Build 4 Romania, Independence!”
Our long-term goal is to bring volunteers to a massive, 4-week Habitat build. Local organizations are getting involved. Local contractors are offering support. The land is being provided by local authorities. Once sufficient funding is in place, we will begin…and change lives! With luck, and God’s grace, it will soon be possible for the first residents of Build 4 Romania, Independence! to take possession of the keys for their new apartments. This ministry that has affected so many is the result of IPC vision and generosity. This final step is a testament to the concern and love that IPC has shown to “the least of these”.