Our Mission

Romania has an orphan crisis. Every day, children are abandoned in state institutions or on the streets.

These children are forced to grow up in state custody, where many suffer from chronic dependence, loneliness, homelessness, sexual exploitation, and many other cycles of self-destructive behavior. Pathway to Joy exists to glorify God by bringing healing and hope to the orphaned and needy children of Romania. Our vision is to help every child build a resourceful, joy-filled, and Christ-centered life.

How We Serve

Practical, Relational, and Spiritual Care

We regularly visit government placement centers to develop healthy relationships with the kids, provide for their needs, and encourage their walk with Christ.

Help Transition to Responsible Adulthood

Our Success for Life Program provides community, stability, education and real-world, hands-on training and experience.

Solve the Orphan Crisis for Good

Our goal is to help eradicate Romania’s orphan crisis through a long-term investment in the Romanian populations that are most prone to abandonment.

Join the Journey

The Pathway to Joy Model

See how Pathway to Joy is bringing healing and hope to the orphaned and needy children of Romania by helping every child build a resourceful, joy-filled, and Christ-centered life.

Mission Trips 2022

Take the adventure of a lifetime and join a Pathway to Joy Mission Trip! Discover your part in the vision of lasting joy for every child.

Sponsor a Missionary

Partner with Pathway to Joy to support a missionary family committed to bringing lasting joy and hope to abandoned Romanian children.

Project Christmas Joy

Help bring the JOY of Christmas to forgotten children, who long for a family, a home, and even a warm meal!

Sponsor a Child

Sponsor an orphaned and vulnerable child through Pathway to Joy. Help bring healing and hope for every child through nurturing relationships, strategic programs and a team dedicated to loving them unconditionally. Your sponsorship helps kids heal, thrive and discovering lasting joy.

Every child deserves a chance to discover lasting joy and hope for the future.

Be a part of a community of people fighting on behalf of orphaned and needy children in Romania.  Help bring children healing and hope.

Pathway to Joy’s Impact Last Year

Children and teens received practical, relational, and spiritual care

* New Project coming 

Young men & women impacted through the Success for Life Program*

Food packages distributed to needy children & families

The Gospel shared with children & families in vulnerable communities