Join CERI on a Shoe Mission

Join CERI on a Shoe Mission

James 1:27 - "to visit the orphans"

The first Shoe Mission to the Republic of Moldova took place in 1999 when a church-affiliated team of volunteers traveled to Moldova to offer shoes to 10,000 children living in the orphanages. The team witnessed frostbite marks on the orphans' hands and feet due to lack of proper winter attire. Since then, CERI has sent multiple teams of volunteers from the U.S. to distribute shoes, socks, gloves, hats, and scarves to all 20,000 children living in the orphanages.

This year, CERI is conducting a shoe mission that will serve 10,000 children living in alternative care settings in Moldova, offering them proper boots, socks, hats, scarves and a message of hope, through the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the winter. Most children that will be served by CERI teams are orphans or at-risk of family separation. Join one our teams today to experience hands-on ministry in Moldova to bring hope and relief to the ones who need it most!

Important Dates:

  • Applications Due: October 1, 2017
  • Ground Cost Due: November 1, 2017
  • Deadline for Purchasing Airfare: November 1, 2017

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Shoe Mission: What you need to know

Requirements: All participants must have a valid US passport good through June 10, 2018. (No Visa is required). All members must be able to, at a minimum, handle their own luggage.

Recommendations: The CDC recommends all visitors to Moldova ensure that they are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip, including: MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella), DTP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis), Varicella (Chickenpox), Polio, the annual Flu shot, as well as Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A can be transmitted through contaminated food or water in Moldova.

What to expect:

  • Schedule: Teams will work long days, sometimes from before sunrise until after sunset.
  • Weather: Highs of 39 degrees and lows of 20 degrees. There may be snow and ice.
  • Clothing: Clothing should be comfortable and layered to accommodate both inside and outside temperatures.