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Christmas in Moldova 2019

December 27, 2019 - January 3, 2020

Christmas in Moldova is all about bringing the love, joy and hope of Christmas to orphaned, abandoned and underprivileged children. Our team will visit one or two sites daily,whether that be orphanages, shelters or villages. We will present a three-hour program that includes sharing the story of Christ’s birth, singing, crafts, recreation/games, skits, and the distribution of individual gifts for every child in attendance. When the team isn’t programming, we will be purchasing fruit and goodies for gift bags and wrapping gifts.

Tentative Schedule (this may change)

Dec. 27  Depart for Moldova

Dec. 28  Arrive, have lunch, drive to Balti

Dec. 29  Rujnita

Dec. 30 Falesti and Glinjeni shelters

Dec. 31 Church, Risipeni village and time with the Balti Grace House girls

Jan. 1  Balti shelter and return to Chisinau

Jan. 2  Carpineni and JMI kids at Grace House

Jan. 3 Depart for and arrive back home

Prep for Trip

 Team Meetings: TBD, but in Nashville we will have one MANDATORY meeting

Trip Cost

Estimated: $2,850 depending on airfare

The cost of the trip includes transportation from Nashville International Airport to Chisinau International Airport as well as all of your in-country transportation expenses, lodging, meals, ministry supplies and leisure excursions. The only additional expenses to participants are meals during travel and any additional souvenirs or items you wish to purchase.

Please email Kari at [email protected] to sign up.

Making Payments on JMI Web Site or by Check

  • Click here to make a donation
  • Make sure you fill in the line called “Trip participant & Trip Month/Year”
  • Click donate button.
  • Justice & Mercy International, 1810 Columbia Ave. Suite 100, Franklin, TN, 37064
  • Include participant and trip name  and trip date on check memo line (John Doe, Moldova, December 2019)

ALL TRIP CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE. Trip must be paid in full prior to departure date of trip. If not, an authorization to put a hold on the team member’s credit card for amount owed must be approved. If trip balance is not paid within 30 days of return from the trip, the credit card will be charged the amount owed.



There will be several forms/applications that you will be asked to complete. Kari Bidwell and your team leader will follow up with you on these forms. JMI also does a background check on any new trip participant or other participants who have not had a background check with us within the last 3 years.


There are no REQUIRED immunizations for travel to Moldova, but several suggestions by the CDC. We recommend that you check with your primary care physician and decide together which immunizations make sense for you.

I’m interested—What do I do?

  1. Confirm your level of interest with Kari Bidwell. ([email protected])
  2. Pray for the Lord to make it clear whether or not you are to participate.
  3. Click here to sign up. You can pay your $500 deposit here.

The information in this handout is meant to give a general overview of what we know at this point and we expect that the information will change and evolve as we go. However, we hope that the information will be useful to you as you prayerfully consider joining us in Moldova in December.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email Kari Bidwell at [email protected].


December 27, 2019
January 4, 2020

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