The Romanian mission was launched in 1993 by the Hungarian Eljáda Foundation.
Golgota Szeged has sent missionaries through the foundation almost from the beginning.
It started in Romania, in the villages of Hadad and Hadad-Nádasd, by helping disadvantaged Hungarian and Gypsy children. Then through the children, the adults also received the help and the Gospel with confidence.
During the summer days, children could learn the basic Biblical rules of community life, get acquainted with the necessity of toiletries, numbers, letters, and the most important principles of Christian life. Summer camps are held for two to three weeks each year.
Thanks to their family backgrounds, the children of believing parents have reached much better position than others, and they have a stronger stance against the challenges of life. Thanks to God, we saw the seed shed and it has brought about abundant fruit.
From 2003 onwards, a team goes to Romania one weekend a month. We started with aid packages to a village. At present, we have children ministry in four villages, home fellowships for adults, and aid for the poorer places. In the summer we hold camps, and in winter we make Christmas presents with the help of several churches for the little ones that we are in contact with during the year. We work together with the members of local churches in Szeged, who have heart for this mission.
We also try to give opportunities to Christians from other churches in Hungary and Romania to join to the ministry and use their talents.
This mission is a tool for witnessing Jesus Christ to the children and the adults, and it is an opportunity to get to know God in a deeper way to be experienced only by those who serve Him.
This word of God has initiated and directed all our ways:
Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness[a] will go before you,
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. (Isaiah 58:7-12)