Bob & Edith McDonald

Romania

Biography

Bob and Edith were married in 1970 and have two sons. They pastored Elim churches in Gosport, Tamworth, Rotherham and latterly in Bradford for 18 years. In 2001 Bob became involved in ministry in Romania on an annual basis. In August 2005 he followed God’s call to live there with Edith arriving in Romania shortly after. It was the plight of children and teens in rural villages that was and is the main focus of their ministry in Romania. Based in a village called Sardu in northern Transylvania, they serve a 'zone' of six villages.

An important feature of the ministry in the villages, are the visits of teams/groups mainly from the UK.

These teams assist with childrens holiday club missions, teens ministry, practical and general evangelistic ministry. Groups of up to 16 (more by special arrangement) stay for one to two weeks. Individual short term visits are also welcome for anything from one to six months.

House of Hope Children and Youth Clubs

Elim Missionaries Bob and Edith McDonald run children’s and youth clubs at Casa Sperantei - meaning House of Hope that was designed to accommodate such meetings. However, by the Spring of 2009 the number of children and teens was too great to be accommodated in the house so the construction of a family centre was commenced in March 2009.

Currently five clubs from five villages use the new centre every week with the McDonalds providing transport via two minibuses.

Three English classes are held each week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Each Wednesday evening an all-age club is held; Thursday evenings music and puppet workshops; Friday evenings teens' club. On non-organised evenings the centre is open for recreation and fellowship. An average of 200 children/teens use the centre weekly.

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