Birthdays: Gelu - January 1, Lidija - October 6, Ioana - August 23, Jonathan - October 1
Gelu & Lidija's Wedding Anniversary - September 22
Gelu has been working to develop a network of church based training centers across Romania and throughout Western Europe. The goal of these training centers is to equip believers to establish churches, make disciples, and send out missionaries on their own. In past years, over 600 pastors and church leaders were trained in various training settings through the ministry of Ambassadors for Christ International.
Currently, Gelu is serving as the Coordinating Pastor of Vox Domini Baptist Church Multisite; the President and Strategic Coordinator of BIG Impact Ministry (churches with global impact); and as the President of the Estera Foundation (a crisis pregnancy center). He keeps busy and joyful as he coordinates, mentors and fundraises.
God's Exciting Work in Romania Includes:
- The impact of the Estera Foundation effort - every three days a baby is saved from abortion
- Hundreds of leaders are encouraged to live ethically and serve the Lord sacrificially because of the BIG Impact Ministry
- A young couple has been significantly impacted by Vox Domini Church and has expressed a desire to be missionaries in Austria. They have asked for support from Vox, as well as a ministry context for them at Vox for when they return every several months to Romania.
- Finish paying off the costs associated with the newly developed site in Dumbravita
- Launching two more sites/services in the next three years
- Finding an assistant to take the coordinating position at Vox Domini Baptist Church in the next five years
- Two Vacation Bible Study events over the summer
- Evangelistic camps individually focused on pre-teens, teens, college students, and fathers and sons
- Two mission projects, one in Austria and one in another neighboring country
Rodica Paul-Faina went home to the Lord March 9, 2012.
Last updated: 5/7/14