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Stepping Forward Ministries brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the children of Romania. 


Who We Are

Stepping Forward Ministries is a non-profit Evangelical mission agency founded in 2005 to share the Gospel with children in Romania. Our emphasis is on empowering children through personal relationships and shared experiences. Our team of full-time missionary staff work with abandoned children in Bucharest and at-risk children in other areas of Romania providing inspirational messages and motivational programs that teach the kids to see themselves through God's eyes. Stepping Forward Ministries is not associated with a denomination, but is supported by churches and individuals across America and around the world.


Our full-time missionary staff includes Steve & Cami Mather, and Rachael & David Pratt. We have two general areas of ministry, our Bucharest Ministry which focuses on meeting the needs of abandoned children living in government care facilities and our Camp Ministry which includes building and maintaining our facilities, working with children in the local villages, and a summer camp experience for all the children we work with. Each year we also host missionary interns who come to serve for three weeks up to a year with us through our internship program. We also work with volunteers from local churches, host mission teams from across America and Europe, and employ volunteers in America to help us with fundraising

To view our Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Statement of Faith, click here.