Purpose & Mission
Founded in January 2001 by a group of dedicated Romanian Christians, MLI together with enthusiastic international partners acknowledges and addresses both spiritual and physical needs of the Romanian people through two ministries:
– Church Development – MLI assists churches in their mission through three programs: Church Partnering, Church Based Leadership Development and Alpinis Camps and Retreats.
– Children at Risk – MLI addresses the physical and spiritual needs of the most disadvantaged categories in Romania: children at risk.
Missio is a Latin word used to speak of the “mission of God,” that is, missio Dei. As a name, Missio Link International precisely reflects the calling and vision of the MLI team to participate in God’s mission to His Church and to the World by fostering partnerships between Christians, churches and organizations, aimed at Christian witness, edification and service to those in need.
The emphasis here is on our participation with God in His redemptive passion for the world. As ministers of the Gospel, we are merely participants in God’s great mission. Our honor and privilege is to assist and link up with Him in His redemptive love for every creature and for all creation. Our experience and the Scriptures tell us that our Lord’s missio is radically revealed in the dynamic interplay of spiritual friendships and an integral stewardship of resources.
It is said that “a chord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (Eccl.4:12) With Christ as our common bond, God’s people in Romania and other countries are coming together in productive unity for the coming Kingdom.