Alex & Liz Preotesea-Wagner

Caleb, Luca

Liz and Alex with their children Caleb (5) and Luca (1) are currently based in New Zealand, and are preparing to return to serve God in Cernavoda, south-eastern Romania, to help guide young people away from human trafficking and see families transformed.

Liz, from New Zealand  and Alex, a Romanian, previously served in Cernavoda together for close to 2 years, when they were first married before coming to New Zealand to pursue training opportunities. They still are closely connected to the local church in Cernavoda and have connections with Nightingales Children’s Charity, both of whom are also involved in the work of preventing trafficking in this area, where many young people are at risk of being trapped in this industry.

With Alex’s passion and training in furniture making, they plan to set up a woodworking workshop as a social enterprise, providing jobs and opportunities to speak into the lives of young people. Our desire is to help  young men to find meaningful employment in a positive environment to avoid seeing human trafficking as a lucrative opportunity. 

Additionally, Liz is passionate about establishing support networks for mothers and babies, helping with breast-feeding and creating a supportive environment for mothers. She is currently training towards becoming a Lactation Consultant. 

Their journey back to Cernavoda begins in late March 2023. Their first stop is a missions training course for three months in England at All Nations College, before arriving in Cernavoda.

Liz and Alex are in need of churches and individuals who will partner with them as they work towards this vision of seeing young people freed from the oppression of human trafficking, and therefore bringing transformation to the local communities. Would you prayerfully consider financially supporting Liz and Alex as they seek to serve God in the Cernavoda community?

Candidates for Romania
Country of origin
Romania (Alex), New Zealand (Liz)

With ECM since 2022