Jana, a Moldovan youth worker

Your support helps Christian leaders like Jana from Moldova. She was feeling isolated, exhausted and burnt out, but was able to gain refreshment and encouragement at an Innovista retreat.
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If you had met Jana, a Moldovan youth worker, during the summer you would have seen the huge difference between the exhausted ministry leader she was then and who she is today.

“Youth ministry is hard work in Moldova,” says Jana. “For many years, my husband and I have done this work with few resources and no encouragement from our pastor. Often, I felt tired and lonely, but I kept going. Then Covid hit, followed by the war in Ukraine which added to my tiredness. Thanks to Innovista’s support, we distributed emergency packs. We prayed for those we met and told them about Jesus. But long hours and sleepless nights took their toll on me. When summer arrived, I felt empty inside.”

This is the moment in Jana’s life and ministry where faithful supporters like you stepped in to offer Jana a lifeline. By giving to Innovista on a regular basis you enabled Jana to go on one of our first retreats for Christian leaders in Moldova.

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Together with our partners, every year we mentor and train over 1500 leaders in the UK, Ireland, Ukraine, Central Asia, Moldova and beyond.

Our leaders are transforming their communities, leading churches, ministries, businesses and social action groups, and sharing their faith. Inspired by Jesus, we're helping to grow and build a better world.