Christian Ministry – Other
Children and/or Youth
Henrietta Raina is a youth worker in Romania
When did you trust Christ?
In 2010, when I was 11, I decided to follow Jesus. My dad is a pastor and that summer we were at a camp organized for pastors and families. Every morning there was a lecture for the kids. One day after the lecture we talked about the end of the world, how near it is and how many signs have begun to happen. I started to think about the end of the world seriously. For the first time in my life I realized that I wouldn’t go to heaven because I never really asked God to forgive my sins and to be His child. That evening I prayed with my father and decided to follow Jesus with all my heart.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
A few years after deciding to follow Jesus I took the next step and was baptized. At one point I realized I didn’t have a daily connection with God. I was asking Him for favors and promising to read the Bible and have a better connection with Him. However, the Holy Spirit revealed to me this kind of relationship with God wasn’t the right one. Slowly I begun to grow in my relationship with God. Another defining moment for me was when I understood from God that I must begin to study at the weekend Bible school here in Cluj-Napoca, where I attend university. This spring I realized how few things I really knew about God and theology. I wanted to form my own opinion and get a deeper understanding in order to explain to even non-Christians the deeper things about my God. During the summer God convinced me and gave me peace that this is the road which I should take, to go and study and know Him better.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
I want to receive encouragement from the speakers, to receive new ideas from other participants, to learn to better serve God, and to be refreshed spiritually by the European Leadership Forum.
What is your ministry?
Currently I am serving in house group meetings and actively participating in Christian students’ meetings. I also lead the youth ministry in my local church.
What are your past leadership roles?
I have led prayer meetings in a youth camp and have shared my testimony Christian student meetings.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I would like to know God better, to understand Him deeply, and to serve Him better among young people.