Tim & Heidi Olson
Tim and Heidi Olson have been members of WPCC since 2016 and plan to move to Romania as full-time missionaries in January 2020. They have two kids, Luke and Emily, who are also excited to be moving to Romania! In October 2017, they visited some missionary friends in Romania to love on and encourage their friends in their ministry. In reflection on that trip, Tim and Heidi were prompted through sermons, personal devotions and prayer that God was calling them into full time missions in Romania.
In January 2018, Tim attended WPCC’S GPS Life Journey training and wrote the following mission statement: “My mission is to equip my family and Romanian Christians with Biblical Knowledge and to train them to lead in their local churches and to plant new Biblically sound churches throughout the world.” Almost a year and half later, in April 2019, they visited Craiova, Romania to explore and confirm the calling for them to work with Hope Church Romania as missionaries. During that time, it was shared with them that one of the biggest needs for the Craiova church plant was for someone to come alongside the Romanian national missionaries and disciple and mentor them in their mission’s work. This was a big confirmation that this is where God was calling them to be as God had put on Tim’s heart a year before of exactly what the need in Craiova was.
Right now, Tim and Heidi are in the midst of creating their team of prayer and financial partners before moving to Romania in 2020. The focus of their ministry will be equipping, encouraging and coming alongside the national missionaries. The first year on the field will be focused on learning the language and building friendships.
Pray for us to be refreshed in the Lord, to continually draw closer to Him.
Pray that we will be flexible in our planning and discern what God wants to accomplish with us.
Pray for God to supply all our financial needs and for there to be no discouragement while we wait for that to happen.
Pray for times to play and laugh and bond with Luke and Emily and for understanding for them in the periods of adjustment and change.
Pray for us to learn the language well so that we may present the gospel clearly.