and officially opened June 8th, 2008
with a wonderful celebration service which included 2 further baptisms
at Tileagd Community Church, the ministry was fully launched.
We have continued to celebrate Baptisms in Tileagd, with special
services in 2010, 2012, 2014 and up to the current day.
Every church needs a leader, so we were
delighted in March 2014, to appoint Pastor Vasile Sana to
minister at the Church and also support other projects within Smiles.
He has established a work amongst the community that attend Tileagd
Community Church both on Sunday and during the week at prayer and
bible study meetings
also ministers to the Smiles Homeless project in Oradea, at the
Container Village. Whenever possible, several from the Homeless
Container Village join us in Tileagd for Worship. Numbers are largely
dependent on transport being available for the journey.
also ministers at the Smiles Elderly Care Home in Oradea, providing
the residents opportunity to worship, study the bible and pray. He
will also often be involved with family counselling when love ones die
which is not unfamiliar at Nursing Homes. Those mourning appreciate a
Pastor being on hand to listen and advise.
was also asked to minister to the Smiles project in Rapa. An
impoverished community Smiles started working with in 2014. Pastor
Vasile was very well received in Rapa and many were interested to have
him pray with them and share the Gospel.
As a result, 18
people have been baptised in Rapa during 2016 and a decision was made
to Build a Church as part of a major infrastructural development in
the community. The Church was opened on October 9th 2016.
is a busy man, serving 2 churches on a Sunday and during the week,
plus visits to other projects within the Smiles organisation. There
are also a lot of children involved in these communities and our hope
is to soon be in a position to employ an assistant for Pastor Vasile
who could take a special interest in Children’s Work and Outreach.
With the various
ministries so much more stabilised since Pastor Vasile joined, we
truly pray for the means to support a Children’s Minister and someone
to lead Worship and Music. This needs God to provide the right person
but also for His people to provide the financial support for us to
employ and equip the workers.
what you or your church could do to partner with us in fulfilling the
opportunity to reach the lost with the Good News of Christ and make
Disciples of those who respond.