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.
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.
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.
Thirteen years ago, Christians in Romania founded the Watchmen Network, a movement developed from a desire to serve the nation through fasting and prayer. A few dozens of Christians answered the call to be a part of this spiritual ministry.
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.
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 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 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.
In Romania, teen girls in Baia Mare are visiting the Little Feet counseling center more and more often. The girls are struggling to find favorable solutions while babies are in danger. While fighting for unborn babies lives, counselors working in the association found that the so-called morning-after pill is taken as if it were acetaminophen.
Recent studies show that, in Romania, over 90 % of child abuse is perpetrated by family or someone they trust. FONC notes that the number of abused children increased over the past few years. In 2010, the Romanian National Authority for Child Protection and Adoption received 11,200 reports of violence against children. In 2015, over 13,500 cases of violence were recorded, in 2016 the number grew by 500 and in the first months of 2017, 7,600 such cases were reported.
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.
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.
In Romania, there is a Christian school training people who want to dedicate themselves to God, serving Him through praise and worship.The school started in the last day of January and ended at the beginning of February.
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.
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.
The international organization Operation Mobilization aims to share the Gospel to the ends of the earth, using modern methods to meet peoples longing to know the truth of the Scripture.
Smartphones help us solve all sorts of problems: check our e-mail accounts, pay the bills, search information and take pictures. A study realized by Ernst&Young Romania company indicates that Romanians are addicted to their smartphones. 29% of the respondents said they start the day checking their mobile phone and 66 % said they check their mobile devices within 30 minutes after waking up.
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 Education System in Romania underwent changes following the 1989 Revolution and stemmed from a desire to be improved and adapted to the national and international contexts. Still, the Romanian education system is facing major problems: illiteracy, high rates of school drop out and early school leaving. Is reeducating parents a solution to these issues, as suggested by the newest project proposed by the Ministry of National Education, The National Parenting Education Program for 2018-2025 ?
A group of Christian leaders from Christians for Israel organization elaborated 12 theses on the Jewish people. The document was recently released in Romania, at Timisoara, and it offers arguments on Israels role in Gods redemptive plan.
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.
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.
The Bushmen people is an ethnic group living in Namibia and Botswana, in the Kalahari Desert. Bushmen are spread in different areas, from South Africa to Zimbabwe, and are considered to be the first inhabitants of South Africa. Being non-blacks in a black Africa, having a yellowish skin and some Asian, mongoloid facial features, Bushmen have been a puzzling people for a long time now.
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.
In one of Romanias most important cities, Timisoara, a business meeting on consolidating the relationship between state institutions, businessmen and non-governmental organizations to support the social system took place at the Social Assistance Departments headquarters. The event was organized in collaboration with Jesus Hope of Romania Evangelical Charitable Association and the European Christian Political Movement.
Romanias child protection system is in need of a change. It has to become able to assist the 58,0000 children living in state care residences or in families. World Bank Group, UNICEF, and the National Authority for Child Rights Protection and Adoption issued together a study called Romania: Children in Public Care. Its result shows that poverty is the main reason why families abandon their children.
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.
In our world today there are a few billion people that have never heard about Jesus Christ or the Bible. The Christian organization Operation Mobilization Romania trains missionaries, aiming to reach these communities.
The sign language Bible translation for the deaf people in Romania is a project carried out by Wycliffe Romania organization.
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.
Oltenia is a region of Romania known to be deeply rooted in traditions fused with ancient rituals and superstitions. Not many mission trips get organized in this area given the spiritual and social hardships. Youth With a Mission Christian organization sends teams on short-term missions for some years now in the unconsidered region of Oltenia.
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.