Kalep and Ashley Roberson
We (Kalep and Ashley) are the parents of 4 wonderful children. As a family, we have served in Romania discipling and evangelizing the Romanian and Roma people through a local church plant in rural Romania from 2013. We are graduates of Union University. Our backgrounds are counseling and education. I (Kalep) have recently finished seminary training in Church Planting from Crosslands.
In 2018, Kalep accepted the position of Lead Pastor in the church plant in that village where he previously served as an elder. God has given us a calling to disciple and evangelize the people of Romania in the unengaged and unreached areas. During 2018, God brought us to a new place of ministry and continued to further guide our steps in fulfilling our calling.
We have learned so much through our transition time, and God has continued to be good to us! Through this time of learning and assimilation, God has placed on our hearts and lives a call to church planting and elderly care. This past year God has been showing us more of His plan for our family and ministry. In 2019, we joined a new sending agency and moved to Pitesti, Romania. A city with fewer than 1,000 believers.
We believe that God has called my family to pastor and disciple the believers in Romania through a local church plant. Our vision for our ministry and church is that the members would learn to LOVE the Gospel, LIVE the Gospel, and TELL the Gospel!
Tennessee to Romania to work with Ukrainians.
It seems strange that God has led us to this place in this time. We are excited about the work that God has prepared for us and are humbled by the support from our local church- Northbrook (Threeway, TN) and all our friends and family who pray and give sacrificially so that we can make disciples in Romania!
We are thankful for God’s grace to us and what He has done, is doing, and will continue to do through us in our little corner of the world.
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It is no secret that from the very beginning of the church Christians have taken an active role in being missionaries and sending missionaries. Yet not all are called to be missionaries. (We are all called to make disciples.)
Being a missionary is a calling, but have you ever considered that sending missionaries is also a calling? So what is your calling? Are you the missionary or a missionary sender?
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Pray. Really commit to praying for us, for our church plant, and for our ministry to the refugees. There is power in our prayers and when we pray, God works in mighty ways!
Would you specifically pray for wisdom and discernment as we help believers find their lives in Christ? Pray for effective evangelism to the lost? Lastly, pray that we would do well in raising our children and loving each other.