Moldova Support Group
The Moldova Support Group was constituted on 31st May 2016 in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and is a registered Scottish charity. It works with Biserica Sfânta Treime (Holy Trinity Church) in Nisporeni to promote the preaching of the Gospel in this region of the Republic of Moldova, while also helping them develop the economic, social and community wellbeing of the people in and around Nisporeni.
There are nine Trustees, five of whom are on the Executive Board and we communicate regularly with our dear friends in Nisporeni. We take our lead from our brothers and sisters in Moldova and are guided on priorities by the church leaders in Nisporeni. We believe in working together, encouraging and supporting the church and the community spiritually, materially or physically.
The charity has a Christian care for the welfare of each individual and seeks to ensure its activities are conducted safely. In particular, we seek to protect and safeguard all those who are especially vulnerable, both children and vulnerable adults, with whom it comes into contact through its activities and services. We follow the safeguarding guidance from the Free Church of Scotland https://freechurch.org/resources/safeguarding
Various projects under three main themes
As Moldova Support Group has grown over the years, we have responded to the greatest needs of the church and community in Nisporeni. There are three over arching themes and from those flow different projects.
Summer Camp - for one week each summer we bring together 80 young people between 12-17 years old. We have bible discussions and talks, games, different sports, swimming pool, worship/music and performances from the young people.
Equipment and resources to support church and community activities
BESTYouth - monthly teenage meetings
BestKids - weekly Saturday club for primary age children
We are very thankful for Pastor Alex who guides us all and keeps us all going. He is married to Nina and they have two boys, Teo and Gabriel.
Alex and Nina, along with others, lead the Sunday worship. You can watch live via the church YouTube channel (BEST Nisporeni)
Please keep him and his family in your prayers as he has a heavy work load.
Coming soon - Winter Fuel Project 2023/24 - buying coal and wood for those who are unable to heat their homes as a result of the exorbitant gas and electricity prices.
Lunches provided with thanks to money raised by Women for Mission.
Women's Weekly Church Meeting -led by Nina
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”