BRIAN & CYNTHIA FOUTS
While studying at Calvary Boise’s Ministry Discipleship School, the Foutses felt God calling them to be foreign missionaries. As they prayed for God’s will, He focused them on Romania where they moved in 2005. View the most recent video update.
God called Natalie to Romania during a short-term mission trip in 2005. She has been serving full-time in Romania since then, teaching English classes, running an after-school program for local children, reaching out at orphanages, and recently visiting the elderly.
The after-school program in Bistrita is run by Natalie Bridges, and ministers to underprivileged Roma (gypsy) kids, who traditionally have a 95% drop out rate. In the after-school program they get help with school work and are taught the Bible.
New Beginnings is a humanitarian ministry of Calvary Boise and Calvary Chapel Bistrita that takes abandoned Romanian children and places them with a loving Romanian family. The children are then raised within a Christian household and attend CC Bistrita. We provide for their needs both practically and spiritually in an effort to raise the next generation to impact their country and culture for the Kingdom of God.
If you were to ask a group of average Romanians if they are Christian, they would respond with, “Of course we are. We are Romanian.” About 87% of the population is Romanian Orthodox, but their religion is more a social identity than a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. In this warm, welcoming culture it is vital that missionaries get to know individuals personally. With that in mind, Calvary Boise sent Brian and Cynthia Fouts and Natalie Bridges, who ministers with them, to Bistrita, a north-central city with a population of about 80,000. The Foutses pastor a church while Natalie works in an orphanage. Everything they do aims to point people to Christ.
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