Baptists on Mission (BOM), in partnership with Hungarian Baptist Aid, have worked with Hungarian-speaking Roma (Gypsy) people of Central Eastern Europe since 2008. 2014 saw the expansion of this work into three countries, Hungary, Romania, and Ukraine, as God has opened new doors of opportunity. North Carolina Baptist teams have shared the love of Jesus with the Roma communities through medical clinics, vacation bible school, outreach events, and evangelistic services. In 2014 our first teams were able to work in the Hungarian public schools to provide English bible camps in areas where there is little to no evangelistic witness. Applicants must be at least 16 years old to participate.
During the week of September 1-10, 2023, Aversboro will participate in helping families prepare for the new school year, distributing school supplies, providing events for children, visiting homes, and meeting other family needs. Additional information about specific aspects of the projects will be shared at our orientation meeting.
Date and Time
From: Friday, September 1, 2023
To: Sunday, September 10, 2023
Aversboro Team Leader
The trip price is approximately $2500 (based on airfare costs, the final price will be set after tickets are secured) per person. The price includes round-trip airfare, insurance, in-country transportation, lodging, most meals, and orientation material. Additional personal spending money will be needed for a few meals and souvenirs.
Team members must be in good physical health. Anyone with a chronic medical condition should not volunteer for these projects. Many areas of work will be quite hot and dusty. It is recommended that the following vaccines be up to date: Covid, Typhoid, Hepatitis A & B, Pertussis, Flu, and Tetanus. Check with your healthcare provider and cdc.gov/travel for recommendations for the specific country destination.
All travel will be pre-arranged. Plans are for a Flight to Depart from Raleigh/Durham. Travel will be booked as a group.
LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Those participating in this effort must be flexible and willing to work as a member of the team. Travel, living, and working conditions may be difficult at times. The work may be strenuous, and the climate will be different. Once applications and deposits have been received, team members will be given information to answer many questions about the trip. An orientation will be provided for each team prior to departure. The orientation manual can be read here.