(Mount Zion, Lisburn, Northern Ireland)
I was born in Romania in a Christian family, the third out of seven children. My father served God in a Brethren church during the communist years and the reality of God in those days had a great impact on my life.
At the age of 15 I surrendered my life to Christ and it became very clear to me that God had a plan for me. From around 16 years old I started to preach and teach in our church and the other 9 daughter churches. I had planned a medical career for myself, but at the end of high-school the Lord directed me to Bible College.
And so I ended up studying in Belfast Bible College, Northern Ireland for 2 years. I graduated there with a diploma in Biblical studies and church mission.
In 2001 I returned to Romania where I continued to help my dad in preaching and church planting. I had also started a degree in psychology and a full time job as teacher in a military school, teaching military tactics in English.
My time working in the Army and studying psychology have been wonderful experiences and good grounding for what was coming next. In 2006, during a holiday in Northern Ireland I was introduced to the Lisburn church, Mount Zion. At the time I was seriously considering the future as I knew the Army was not what I was made for.
As I thought and prayed about it I found it hard to decide and so I asked the Lord to decide for me. Three days later the job in the Army was gone and so there was one option left, the one I believe came from the Lord.
On February 9th 2007 I was inducted in Mount Zion and since then I have been blessed beyond words. On December 16th 2008 I got married to Michele and now we have a 7 months old baby called Abigail.
My life has been a wonderful journey and I look forward to what God has for me in the future.
SOLI DEO GLORIA – GLORY ONLY TO GOD!