ROMANIA— For over 20 years, Jan Cunninngham dedicated herself to working with children in Romania. She came together with her husband, Rick. Jan was born in a missionary family and received God in her heart at an early age, at only 4 years old. Also, she knew she was called to be a missionary when she was only 7 years old.
For over 20 years, Jan Cunninngham dedicated herself to working with children in Romania. She came in Romania together with her husband, Rick. Jan was born in a missionary family and received God in her heart at an early age, at only 4 years old. Also, she knew she was called to be a missionary when she was only 7 years old.
Jan Cunninngham – Missionary:
My parents were from America, I was in college there and I met my husband Rick Cunningham and God called us to go to Spain, we stayed there for about 10 years and I happily worked with the church over there, and I thought that was our place. Until one day when God spoke to Rick, he had a vision during the night and he was standing with students, but they were not talking in English or in Spanish, it was another language. And we started to pray and ask what was the meaning of this? And God told us very clearly that we have to come to Romania.
I didn’t know much about Romania, I am sorry about this, but I was very happy with my place in Spain, but we came here in 1994 to see the place where God called us. And when we arrived, we understood that yes, this is the place where we should be. And God opened the doors. He opened the door for ministry with children. And I know that God entered my life when I was 4 years old and around 7 years old God called me to be a missionary.
In Romania, Jan Cunningham got involved in an organization called Kidz Romania that developed through time.
And that’s how it started with young people, with teachers that wanted to work with us. We started to do seminars, just to give some teaching material didn’t help very much because the people didn’t know what to do with that material. Many people came to work also with us at Kidz Romania and now we have a big and wonderful team, lots of people came from all around Romania, but also from abroad. And we all work together, each one of us is doing what they love and is investing in the gifts that God gave us. And that’s how Kidz Romania developed.
We are not just doing one thing. We do lots of things because we are a team and each one of us is doing what God called him or her to do. But together, our purpose is to help Romanians, to help Romanian churches. And I am so thankful for what God has done here in Romania, and I am so thankful that God has called me to be here in Romania.
The motto of the Christian organization Kidz Romania is:
You can change lives by investing in children.
Source: Global News Alliance, God Told Us to Come to Romania