Location: Romania, Eurasia
Ministry Focus: Dan and Mardell are associate consulting pastors of the Bucharest International Church. This multi-cultural church community offers a relevant dynamic for Romania’s current generation and provides a setting for evangelism, discipleship and leadership development both locally and nationally. Dan and Mardell bring awareness to the very real problem of human trafficking in Romania, bringing encouragement to Iana Matei and her son, Stefan, of Reaching Out Romania in their efforts to bring an end to human trafficking, to provide shelter and restoration to the young victims and to create financial sustainability. In Spain, Dan and Mardell come alongside the pastors and national leaders of the Salem group of churches in the development of their ministries.
Ministry History: Dan and Mardell’s first appointment to Mexico in 1977 was a time of rugged adventure as their home was a 5th wheel trailer and they traveled throughout the country receiving pastoral assignments. After 3 years they settled locally in Guadalajara to further establish a church plant. The next 7 years were spent establishing the Salem church in Alicante, Spain. They began with 9 people and saw the Lord grow the church as national and international teams helped to evangelize throughout the city. For 25 years, the last 10 based in Canada, they have worked alongside national leaders in Romania at the Bucharest International Church. Though challenging because of the many physical, spiritual and emotional needs, they have been rewarding years as so many lives have been radically and positively influenced
- More national and international workers to support and advance ministries
- Establishment of the next generation of ministry leadership
- Ability to meet the diverse and abundant ministry opportunities
- Self-sustainability of Reaching Out Romania with the successful development of their agricultural land