Another Child Foundation is committed to helping Buckner Romania serve the children and families of vulnerable children in Romania. The process of reaching, teaching, and transforming the lives of young children and their families is what we are called to do in the Great Commission. Matthew 28:19 tells us to "go therefore, making disciples of all nations..." Another Child Foundation has taken the stand of being an organization which reaches people where they are and teaches them the Biblical truths. It is then when the transformational work can be done. The country of Romania is a beautiful country but has many cultural issues that need to be addressed by their people. For more information on Romania click here.
The Buckner Group Home helps young ladies, who have been abandoned by their parents, develop their self-esteem by teaching these girls the value of education. The development of their spiritual life is also an important part of their development. Established in 2011 the Buckner Group Home has been a source of inspiration for the 8 young ladies who reside at the home. The house parents and full-time tutor play a huge role in the development of the family atmosphere which is necessary to develop the life-skills these girls will need in the future.
The Point of Hope Development Center is the prized jewel of the programs Another Child Foundation supports in Romania. The pre-school and after-school programs in this school offer Hope to over 100 children on a daily basis. Opened in the fall of 2007 the Point of Hope Development Center is also in transition. Originally called the Children's Development Center (CDC) the programs offered in the school are quickly becoming centered on the family. Keeping the family structure together in this community is vital to the long-term success of the ministry's goal of alleviating poverty for those who desire to overcome the odds.
The Transitional Living Center where young adults who are transitioning from the institutional living of the Romanian government to the care of Buckner Romania and Another Child Foundation. Teaching these young adults the life-skills needed to avoid the traps of human trafficking and prostitution are important. The program was opened in 2008 as 3 girls from the Zau Orphanage moved into the apartment. The program has a full-time mentor who also lives at the apartment. This 24/7 program gives the young adults the best chance to overcome the odds which are heavily stacked against them.
ACF and Buckner Romania also partner on Social Ministry projects which reach even more people on a regular basis. The largest outreach is to the Zau Orphanage in the village of Zau di Campie. Volunteers and staff members make regular visits to the orphanage on Friday nights. Armed with musical instruments, games, and crafts the volunteers minister to these orphans in dramatic ways. ACF also sponsors a Vacation Bible School camp in the mountains of Romania each summer. This 6 day adventure takes the kids, who range from 5 to 20, to a place where relationships can be built in a comfortable and relaxed location. Another Child Foundation is also pleased to introduce the Young Ambassadors project. The Young Ambassadors are college-aged people who want to learn and practice how to solve Biblical injustices in the world. For more information on the Young Ambassadors click here.
ACF and Buckner Romania also partner with people in need by supplying groceries, tuition, and other means of service. Being able to reach more and more people who fall into a place where they have no place to turn is a great part of the Social Ministry.