Ways You Can Help

You can make a difference in the life of a Romanian child in need!

Make a financial donation that will impact the lives of Romanian children. Your gift today will change the future of a child in need by providing a permanent safe Christian home environment, nutritious food and warm clothing, a basic education that can free them from a life of poverty, and the joy that every child should experience.

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Please prayerfully consider how you can help make a difference in the life of a precious child with your tax deductible gift, or consider becoming a monthly donor to make the greatest impact.

teaching childrenGO on mission to Romania

Ministry teams travel to Romania several times a year for short-term mission trips. Some go as individuals and some go as part of a ministry team. We need teachers, pastors, doctors and nurses, construction workers, etc., but special skills are not required since we also distribute food and clothing. Ministry teams share the Gospel with the Romanians and over the years, thousands have come to know the Lord as their personal Savior. God has accomplished much through The Bashford Foundation, a non-profit that allows us to work in Romania under the direction of The Union Mission Ministries.

If you would like to join us on a mission trip, or learn more about Reaching Romania, contact James McPherson, Director of Reaching Romania, at (757) 390-7518 or Pastor Chris Gilliam, Director of Compliance at (678) 699-1436.

View the Timeline of Past Mission Trips


Please pray for the people of Romania and for us as we minister to their needs.

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Thank you …

for keeping Reaching Romania in your prayers.

  • Praise God for His provision through our faithful donors and volunteers.
  • Pray that we will stay in the center of God’s will through the services and care provided in Romania.
  • Pray for the ministry teams that travel to Romania – for safe travel, wisdom, and direction.
  • Pray that the orphans, the widows, and the poor who receive services may experience God’s peace, joy, and love through meeting their spiritual needs as well as their physical challenges.
  • Praise God for the transformed lives of all the men, women, and children whose lives have been touched and for His protection as they move forward in their lives.

How Can We Pray for You?

If you have prayer requests, we will gladly lift them up. Fill out the prayer request form and let us know how we can pray for you.

Reaching Romania Mission Leaders

Mission teams have been traveling to Romania since the year 2000.

James McPherson

is the grandson of Dr. Ted Bashford. He serves as the Director of Reaching Romania and traveled to Romania on the first trip in October 2000 with Dr. Bashford. James is still leading teams today.


Pastor Chris Gilliam

is the pastor of Highlands Baptist Church in Ocala, Florida and serves as Director of Compliance for Reaching Romania. He has been traveling to Romania to serve and teach since 2003.


Rev. John W. Gray

is the Executive Director of The Union Mission Ministries. He is a humble servant who has been traveling to Romania with our ministry teams for many years serving and teaching.

Read more about John’s story …


Linda Bashford Vaughan

is the daughter of Dr. Ted Bashord and has served The Union Mission since 1971. She served as Executive Director from 2008-2016 after the passing of her father. She has been on many trips to Romania to serve and teach.

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