Missions

Below are some of the mission outreaches that Encounter Church supports

Phoneo Ministry in Reghin, Romania

Led by Ronald and Pauline Wolthius

www.phoneo.org

Ronald also pastors a church in Reghin.  Biserica Iosua Christian Church

Also a new church plant in Cluj Napoca, Romania name Destiny Church

The work of Phoneo is overseen by Ronald and Pauline Wolthuis.

They have been pioneering the work in the Roma communities of Reghin and surrounding villages since 2001.

Today they are leading an enthusiastic, international team of approximatively 30 full-timers; together they realize a wide spectrum of aid through several projects and programs.

Iosua church was started in 2003 by Ronald and Pauline Wolthuis and is today leaded by our leadership team; Pauline Wolthuis, Pastor Delbert and Becky Chronister, Jorrit Zelle and Angela Ball

Jorrit Zelle is the school leader of the Revolution Training School for Ministry.

It’s their greatest passion to make Gods Kingdom visible on earth, to minister and care for the poor and to release labors for the work of the ministry..  


Something New in Cluj Napoca, Romania

Led by Bogdan and Lidia Vulea

www.something-new.ro

Something New works to support children from disadvantaged families. Starting from homework, excursions, recreational activities, to preparing for independent living and fulfilling dreams. Their aim is to train future beautiful people, ready in turn to make the world a better place.


Christ for Romania Bible School Cluj Napoca, Romania

Led by Cornel and Dorina Bistrian

www.cristospentruromania.org

In 1997, after graduating from the Christ For The Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, Cornel Bistrian went on his first missionary trip to his native Romania. During his visit to Cluj-Napoca, a well-known local pastor proposed to him to open a Bible School in the city. After two years of prayer and missionary work in Romania, Cornel Bistrian is offered a new proposal to start a Bible School, but this time from CFNI leaders, Dallas. This last proposal was a response from God.

In January 2000, three brothers joined him in initiating this vision, and the school started with fifteen students, located in the CFR club, Cluj, which they rented by the hour. After about a year, through the unsolicited generosity of an American couple, long friends with CFNI, God blessed them with an old building located in the center of the city. The Lord had told them in 1997 that there should be a Bible School in Cluj-Napoca, which they are called to support financially.

Over time, the work grew and more and more students joined the vision. But this increase in numbers brought with it the need for a more spacious building. Unaware of this, the same couple, hearing the voice of the Lord again, returned with another financial support. In October 2002, construction began on a new building behind the old one. In about a year, the building was completed.

From the beginning, God’s hand was upon this work, and the Holy Spirit manifested itself powerfully in the lives of the students. The fruits of their labor were rewarded, and many of the young people who visited the school were saved, and then enrolled as students. Many have been healed, delivered, filled with the Holy Spirit, aroused, and prepared for the work. The students were involved in evangelistic outings, orphanage work, prisons, hospitals, youth camps and many other activities in the villages.

Christ For Romania was and is a place of the presence of the Lord, a mountain of Zion where people can see the face and hear the voice of God, a place of transformation, of equipment to the status of servant.


Bible Study and Evangelism Fellowship Mbeya, Tanzania

Led by Pastor Earnest and Amina Nguvila

Bible Study & Evangelism Fellowship plants churches in order to effectively reach more people with the lifechanging hope of the gospel. The process of church planting involves evangelism, the discipleship of new believers, the training of church leaders and the organization of the church according to the New Testament model. Our goal is to plant churches, close to people’s home and make it easy for families to have places of worship and eliminate people walking miles in order to worship both in urban and rural areas.



Christians Engaged

Led by Bunni Pounds

www.christiansengaged.org

Christians Engaged exists to awaken, motivate, educate, and empower ordinary believers in Jesus Christ to:

PRAY for our nation and elected officials regularly

VOTE in every election to impact our culture

ENGAGE our hearts in some form of POLITICAL EDUCATION OR ACTIVISM for the furtherance of our nation

We are called to be wide awake and active in this hour. It is not enough to only think or talk about prayer, but we must carve out time in our busy schedules to engage with God, cry out for our cities, the state of Texas, our nation, and pray for our elected officials.


Hope Center Ministries

www.hopecm.com

The Hope Center Ministries vision is to help people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction find the hope that only Jesus Christ can bring. We seek salvation for those that some would say are beyond hope. Hope Center Ministries is not just about getting sober, but about helping these men and women find a new life in Jesus. Through designated phases of support, residents work through the challenges in their lives, deal with root-issues, and journey forwards with newfound hope. With this new hope, people can rediscover who they really are, without the baggage of their lives dragging them backward. Using a recognized, Christian-based 12-step program, residents can rediscover the joy of living and find freedom in their everyday lives. During their stay at the Hope Center, the residents are also required to work through several Bible-based curriculum, as well as participate in daily devotions and bible studies. We have a variety of experienced leaders and people from the surrounding communities that take part in these studies. The goal of this practice is to show our residents that only the word of God truly has the power to renew the mind.