The second step toward the future

Category: News
Created on 22 January 2014

As another year of educational life begins and schools open their doors for thousands of students, the Urban Center starts its new season of activities to give young people new ideas and experience, and to equip them for a better future.

In previous newsletters we have written about our pilot project, ‘Way to Success’. The achievements of this unique educational course encouraged us to continue, with a renewed strategy and improvements.

 

We got closer to people

Category: News
Created on 23 December 2013

From July 17-23, a BOL team with 17 young ‘Way to Success’ graduates completed a short mission trip to the Carpathian Mountains. The team was part of the ‘Youth for Tomorrow’ movement, seeking to shape a new generation of young and passionate leaders for the responsibilities of bringing change to Moldova.

The trip’s goal was the formation of young leaders alongside practical service to vulnerable children and people in need. After time spent together in training and gathering information, the mission trip became a perfect opportunity to put these things into practice.
Working and living together gave BOL leaders a great opportunity to convey in deeds the integrity of personal character and servant leadership, and to share with the young team members the principles of applying true faith to life.

 

Surpass yourself

Category: News
Created on 26 December 2013

Again this year, the Light of the World Church team along with Beginning of Life ran a ‘Restart’ youth summer camp. With wide experience of carrying out similar camps, this year’s was very special both in terms of the number of participants, and the program. No previous camp had so many participants: including team camp, there were 120 young people aged 16-21 years, the majority of whom also regularly attend church youth club and participate in BOL events.

 

Dream House Opening

Category: News
Created on 23 December 2013

Poverty and migration in the last ten years has considerably weakened the institution of the family in Moldova, according to UNICEF in its reports on the situation in the country. Since 1991, about 1.5 million Moldovans have left the country looking for jobs and means of subsistence for them and their families.

A second generation of Moldovans have already left in this search for a better future. While their parents were earning money abroad, children were growing up without parental care, attention or proper family education. According to official statistics, more than 160,000 children were left behind in the last two decades, but unofficial data raises this number to 300,000.

 

“The road to myself – the road to God”

Category: News
Created on 26 December 2013

Again this summer, BOL had opportunity to serve 70 single mothers with their little children who were saved from abortion and abandonment, as well as women who have experienced sexual exploitation and violence. For most, this week is the only peaceful time they will have. As usual, we shared with the women about holistic understanding of themselves. We believe that by discovering ourselves as personalities and creatures of God, we inevitably take the road to Him and, as He is revealed, we understand His intent for our lives.

 

The new beginning – Urban center (video)

Category: News
Created on 23 December 2013

June 1, the National Day of Child protection marked a new beginning for BOL – Urban center opening. More than 400 people for 4 hours were able to take part in the opening ceremony.  And most of these young people know the BOL team for a long time. Many years of work with young people in schools of Chisinau became the basis for the establishment of the center.

Opening program has been prepared in such a way that everyone could find something interesting and entertaining for themselves. A lot of fun in 19 entertaining zones, warm atmosphere and special message made this day so special.

 

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