Dawn Elenbaas serves with Greater Europe Missions. GEM's mission is "Reaching Europe by Multiplying Disciples and growing Christ’s Church." Their vision is "God expanding his kingdom through all peoples of Europe to the world."
Visit GEM's website at gemission.org to find out more about how you can pray, donate or be personally involved in long or short term missions. There are many opportunities in European countries to partner with GEM in making disciples through: evangelical outreaches, ministering with a local church or group of believers in bibles studies, women and children’s ministries, people at risk such as refugees and disabled children, music ministries and teaching in Bible colleges. Again for current opportunities long and short term, as well as university semester abroad programs, see their website.
Dawn's personal ministry is working with young disabled abandoned children living in a state orphanage and other children at risk. It is her passion to share Christ’s love with them in many tangible ways. To encourage them in physical, mental and spiritual development. Volunteers are very welcome to come and help for two weeks or longer. Your activities would be "loving on children" with varying degrees of disabilities through sensory stimulation, physical exercises, music, socialization and lots of Christ like attention. For further information please contact Dawn: email@example.com.
"Little Treasures" is a new Non Governmental Organization in Romania they started to raise awareness and funds to open an Early Intervention Day Center. After 20 years in Romania Dawn sees so much more potential in the children than what they are encouraged to do. No day care services are available in their city, Timisoara, which is the second largest city in Romania. Many families with disabled children suffer because of this. There is no day center where their young child to go for education, therapies, and general good care while their parents work or just need some respite care for their child. And very few counseling centers or concerned care for siblings of disabled children. GEM wants this to be an actual ministry center not just a day center.