The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest recently hosted the 14th edition of the annual Prayer Breakfast event. The event, which is of great interest to the political class as well as to the Church, is organized by the Ecumenical Prayer Group of Parliament.
Fifteen years ago, a Swede, Andreas Samuelsson, came to Romania with the desire to help people in poverty stricken areas and teach them how to develop themselves.
It's been 15 years since Romanians started their annual national prayer gathering, known us “Burning Bush”. Since 2005, Romanian Christians participate in this meeting that goes beyond any denominational or ethnic barrier. They come together to pray and worship God.
Twenty kilometers outside of Bucharest, in the locality of Balotesti, is a place where young ladies find help to rebuild their lives and to live free from drugs. The center for girls, House of Joy, functions under the umbrella of Teen Challenge Romania. The need to provide a home just for girls became apparent gradually.
Signs of the Times was the 12th edition of a wonderful series of Prayer for Israel conferences held in Romania each year. It was organized by Alfa Omega TV in partnership with Christians for Israel international association and the Romanian Prayer Network, hosted by Maranatha Baptist Church in Timisoara.
Brexit has revealed a series of existing problems within the EU. Over 30 million Brits voted in favor of exiting the European Union in the summer of 2016. But mass media was busy covering the subject of Brexit a few years prior, due to their misinterpretation of the migration phenomenon.
The prayer meetings organized by the European Union of Prayer take place twice a year in the capitals of the countries holding the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. The project started 6 years ago.
In our world, 100.000 abortions are performed every day, meaning that these children are not given any right to life. According to a website offering real-time measurements of the worlds population, in 2018, 23 % of all pregnancies ended in abortion. Many organizations are involved in defending the rights of the unborn children, given the gravity of the situation.
A few years ago, Ghita Dicoi, a Romanian pastor, was involved in a traffic accident, in the county of Sibiu and he was in a coma for almost a week. During this period, he had a life-changing meeting with God.
Presented by the means of animated movies, the message of the Gospel reached dozens of children in Brasov county. Punctul Zero and Rugul Aprins churches hosted Superbook evangelistic events.
Romania is known for being an important place of transit for the Balkan route of drug trafficking. At the same time, prohibited substances can be procured relatively easy, therefore drugs wreak havoc especially on young people, and there are only a few solutions.
Drug use affects every society. Romania is no exception to this rule as the country is located on the heroin trafficking route. Young people are the ones falling into the trap of addiction most often. Teen Challenge runs support programs for drug addicts and has been active in Romania for several years.
A young Romanian family promotes Gods Word in a unique way: they use handmade bracelets and clothing items. One message can be found on all of their articles: Jesus Rulz, meaning Jesus Governs.
The sign language Bible translation for the deaf people in Romania is a project carried out by Wycliffe Romania organization.
Christmas, the celebration of the birth of our Savior, is one of the most wonderful times of the year. Children can start celebrating by learning more about Christmas before the holiday actually begins. It is beneficial and very important to teach children the true meaning of Christmas.
Agape Church, Centrul Crestin Timisoara (western Romania), recently organized an event targeted for children as an alternative to the Halloween-specific entertainment. The organizers prepared various activities, including watching an episode of the Superbook series called Roar!, games, a raffle and a quiz contest with prizes.
During the Holy Week, a troupe of 70 amateur actors staged Jesus crucifixion process. The descriptively named representation, The Way of the Cross – Death Is Dead, revealed to the public Jesus sufferings in the most dramatic fashion. This 13th edition found The Road of the Cross peregrinating on the streets of five Romanian cities: Zalau, Oradea, Timisoara, Lugoj and Brasov.
Many evangelical churches in Bucharest initiated an oudoor prayer meeting in Victory Square in the capital. The organizers called Christians, regardless of their confession, to prayer for Romania to be transformed through the Truth of God. We spoke with Pastor Toni Berbece, from Profides Church, about the importance of such an event.
According to the last census, carried in 2011, 6,700 persons living in Neamt district in Romania identified themselves as Gypsy. In spite of that, the data collected by the District Bureau for Gypsy Population shows this minority comprises 17,000 persons. The issues present in Neamt district are the same problems found in other districts: school dropout, substandard living conditions, violence and difficulties integrating into society.
Many of us have never worked. I, for example, for 40 years had never done physical work, says Eusebio Laurian Stefanescu...
Teen Challenge is an organization that operates a support program for people with an addiction to drugs. The first center for boys in Romania was inaugurated in 2007 near Bucharest, in Gradistea. According to statistics it is estimated that there are over 100,000 drug users in Bucharest.
The May 26 European Parliament Elections proved that Romanians no longer tolerate for the political power to be held by a single party and a single man. This reality was reflected by the voter turnout, both in Romania and abroad, although the vote had to do with the parliamentary representation.
A Christian Entrepreneurs meeting was organized recently in Romania with the aim of building a community that would promote Christian values in this area of the society. The guests said that obtaining resources by developing businesses is part of Gods plan for supporting those in need.
Joy FM radio is broadcasting in Arad city area since 2014 and exists to share an inspiring and encouraging message, as those provoking listeners to enjoy life put it. Full of joy, the people sitting behind the microphones try to deliver a positive message.
The conference How to Disciple Anyone Anywhere was organized in late February, by Aletheia Church in Timisoara. The event gathered representatives of the evangelical churches that are part of the Romanian autonomous church federation. The organizers brought forward one of the topical themes of the Christian world.
River of Revival is a Romanian family of churches with other offices in the diaspora. The 4th edition of their church Convention took place recently in Arad city. The event reunited representatives of churches partner in this association. Organizers sought to offer participants from Romania and abroad a time of worship and ministry, while getting to know each other.
Celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th has its roots in antiquity. Todays Christmas traditions are borrowed from pre-Christian winter pagan parties when various deities were celebrated in northern Scandinavia, Rome, or Persia. Nowadays, most people are unaware of their origin, but they do enjoy the holiday.
Christians concern toward community and country materialized in a discussion platform called Kingdom Leadership Forum, which reached its fourth edition. The organizers of the annual meeting in Romania, in the town of Vlahita, observed that God is raising people in various social spheres to spread the Kingdom values.
In Romania there is a village where 400 people are living their lives. Its called Valcelele Bune. A German woman, Angelika Wenger, arrived here in 1995 as a response to Gods calling to come to Romania and engage in the ministry of training disciples. She founded Life in Jesus Christ Mission.
The 2018 edition of the annual National Peniel Conference in Romania was highlighted by John and Lisa Beveres presence. They are familiar to the Romanian people for the successful books they wrote.
The Superbook evangelistic project continues to touch Romanian childrens lives. The newest event took place in the city of Baia Mare. Organized by Filadelfia Church in Baia Mare in partnership with Alfa Omega & CBN, it addressed children aged 4 to 12.
Superbook was launched during the 90s on TVR, the Romanian public broadcaster, and is being aired even until now by Alfa Omega. Superbook attracted whole generations of children and parents in Romania. Now the new series is out.
When it comes to the way in which Romanians view Greece, there are a few things that come to mind: holiday, sunbathing, swimming, visiting islands and historical sites.
For several years now, in the Bihor community of Ceica, an event named The Tabernacle has taken place. Its a spot where Christians of different confessions pray together and hear the Word of God. From the beginning, the organizers of the River of Love Church wanted to go beyond the church walls to have an impact in their community.
Throughout the Bible, we meet faithful women performing various works in their home, church and community. They had an important contribution in spreading Christianity all over the world. Understanding and accepting the identity one has in Christ lays at the basis of the Christian life.
The Christian childrens home for orphans in Dobreni, Neamt County, known by the name, Ray Home, has managed to change the lives of tens of children. The project was launched in 1995 by the Bethesda Maranathan Christian Mission through the support of several humanitarian organizations, churches and private individuals.
Fifteen years ago, in Bistrita, the groundwork was laid for a project dear to the heart of Jacob Murza, which resulted in the building of nearly 60 social residences in several localities in Bistrita-Nasaud County, for homeless people. Improper living conditions of the poor moved the heart of Mr. Murza who became involved in helping them.
To Romanian Christians, a subject of deep concern is regarding the end times. There are many Christian leaders focused on defining Jesus Christs second coming and everything this moment involves. Amir Tsarfati is a messianic Jew and a Bible teacher who studied Biblical prophecies in order to understand Gods plan.
Eight years ago, Marin Bogdan Mihai, known as Bodo, a Romanian artist, the lead singer of Proconsul band, gave his life and soul to Jesus. At that time, Romanian sensationalist media portrayed this information as something rather conspicuous. He took this decision together with his wife, Loredana Marin.
The 1918 Great Union City rapidly proved too small for those who came in to celebrate the Centenary. It is estimated that in Alba Iulia were over 150,000 people from various parts of the country, as well as from the diaspora. Many people came dressed in folk costumes and all were glad to be together with their fellow Romanians. Some of them said they have been preparing for this event since 2015.
Rugul Aprins, the prayer meeting on the mountain in Ponoara, Bihor county, came to its 13th edition. The event started in August 3rd and it continued for five days, with participants coming in thousands from Romania and abroad. Christians of various denominations came together to listen to sermons and to benefit from prayers for physical and emotional healing.
The Superbook evangelism project for children reached the Romany community of Tinca village, Bihor county. The People to People Foundation, based in Oradea, partnered with Alfa Omega TV and, together, they organized an evangelistic event in Baile Tinca as part of ProRoma Christian Primary Schools project.
The Romany community is one of the oldest and biggest ethnic minorities in Romania. Romania has the largest number of Roma in Europe. Taking into account the ratio to the overall population, Bulgaria presents a higher percentage of this ethnic minority.