Beginning of Life Mission Statement:
To restore God’s original intent for His creation, simultaneously transforming people physically and spiritually, and integrating them into society.
The Goals of Beginning of Life:
- To prevent social problems within vulnerable groups of people.
- To rehabilitate victims of social injustice.
Beginning of Life Human Resources
We also work on raising our human resources. There are 21 people currently working at Beginning of Life (BoL). Most of BoL’s team members have higher education, while some of them hold Masters degrees. The average age of the team is 30.2 years old.
Additionally, there are about 60 regular volunteers and 30 other occasional volunteers.
Every week we have a prayer and planning meeting with all full and part-time members.
Every month we provide a seminar or training for all part and full-time members and some regular volunteers.
Every year we provide a two-day retreat for our part and full-time members. The first day is for spiritual reflection, Bible reading and fasting. The second day is a day for joy, fun, games, team building, etc.
Every year a special day is held in which all staff, volunteers and community members are invited to hear annual reports from our various programs.
Every three years we have a general meeting where we elect the President.
BoL's current President is Vladimir Ubeivolc, MPhil, who together with his wife, Iulia, have one daughter, Ana.
The History of Beginning of Life and Organizational Status
Beginning of Life was established in 1998 as an informal project under the framework of the Light to the World Evangelical Church in Chisinau. The first project focused on abortion prevention in public schools among teenagers. In 2000, we received official registration a Foundation with the main focus of providing services for pregnant women. There were two projects during that time – prevention in schools and counseling pregnant women in the First City Clinic.
The first official grant was received in 2005.
During this time we enlarged our vision and ministry and reorganized as an NGO (Non-Governemental Organization/public) in 2006 with a much wider constitution and rights. We began anti-trafficking and HIV/AIDS programs in the same year.
2008 – Beginning of Life received official recognition from the Ministry of Justice in Moldova as a socially useful organization.