On Friday, March 6, four women from Spring, Tomball, and Houston, Texas, embarked on a week long missions trip to Romania to serve impoverished and special needs orphans there. Publicist Jana Muntsinger, and elementary and special ed teachers Barbara Honts, Beth Moore, and Jill Johnson traveled with Mary Ann Bell, founder of Romanian Christian Enterprise (RCE). Once in Romania, they worked with orphaned and abandoned children, many of whom are emotionally traumatized and physically or mentally handicapped. They also helped train RCE teachers and caretakers, and delivered donated classroom supplies. The ladies (except Muntsinger) are pictured here with arts and crafts supplies donated by members of Spring Cypress Presbyterian, in Spring, Texas.
RCE is a non profit organization whose mission is to “extend practical help and hope through the Gospel to the young, abandoned, poor, and oppressed of Romania.” They provide in the areas of education, health care, business development, in-country adoption, and the establishment of loving, family-run homes for orphans.
Having witnessed the extraordinary fruits of RCE’s work, the Romanian government reached out to ask that RCE “franchise” and replicate RCE’s charitable model in every respect, including their Gospel-centered dynamic as a Christian organization. Jana Muntsinger, wife of Pastor Dave Muntsinger and publicist for notable Christian authors, accompanied Bell and met with government officials to help coordinated the planning of more RCE centers throughout Romania.
We will be following up on these wonderful women’s journey over the next few days.