Our Past Partners
Location: rural Tintareni (pop 3000). The Bethania Association Christian Centre, includes after school clubs, poor children’s lunch club, lunch for elderly people, children’s library, ‘Shelter House’ and ‘Transition House’ projects for orphan young women.
In recent years our support has largely been in connection with Bethania Association activities: including help to raise funds for the Shelter House project, summer children’s activities and an ongoing project which finds homes during vacations for children from state run orphanages.
Gotesti Baptist Church
Gotesti Baptist Church and Moldovan Mission – Location: rural Gotesti (population 5000). Church has 60 members, 2 church plants. Ministries include: Youth and children’s activities, Bible study clubs, income generation projects ie, coffee shop/pizza drop in centre, sunflower oil production, pig husbandry. “There are 900 villages or towns in the country that have no evangelical churches of any kind. Our vision is to church plant as many of those as possible starting with the 5 villages nearby to us.” Pastor Mark McCormick
(Greek for ‘Hope’)
In May 2012 we began a new partnership with Hope, a small Christian charity in Balti that is empowering orphan children to make a safe transition into society and providing day respite for street children. Hope set up a day centre for these children in 2013, offering a program including education, counselling, leisure activities and vocational training to support future employment.
Tearfund were partners of Breadline from 1996 – 2006. Their support included funds and advice for our partners in Tintareni and the Lord’s Army in Chisinau. Tearfund also played an important part in helping to start up Tabita and its agricultural projects in 2002 – 2006.
In association with Tearfund, Agape reached out to schools with Christian Lifestyle Education and also ran a young person’s entrepreneurial club.
Advisory Council Members:
Mike Kirkwood – Founder and retired Executive Director of Breadline
Dr Jackie Kirkham – Community Health Specialist.
Rev Dr Simon Steer – Chaplain, Abingdon School