Education and/or Training
When did you trust Christ?
I made my decision to follow Jesus in 1990 and I was baptized in 1994. I attended my parents church (the church I attended until I left for university studies) at that time. I discovered Jesus as the only reason for my living and also the purpose for Whom I was created.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
I have always loved to study the Bible and I was motivated by many study groups and Bible conferences. A special moment was when I came to Iasi for my university studies. There I found a group of students who were doing a Bible study and were very consequent in their work. I became very attached to this group, and that helped me to grow spiritually and to get involved in the ministry.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
As a researcher in an academic institute I realize how much I need to connect with fellow Christians, to share experience and to learn from them how to present a Christian worldview to my colleagues. The Forum has helped me a lot in my ministry of discipleship and now I hope it can offer me a wider perspective of how to serve God in higher education. I also want to share what I will learn at the Forum with other researchers that serve God in the university or academia in my town.
What is your ministry?
I serve as an elder in Nehemiah Church. I am a leader of a house group where we have fellowship and Bible study. Weekly we receive at least 3 non-Christian friends who came and listen about Christ. I also lead a discipleship group in the church (each year the young students who come to our church pass through this group to help them grow spiritually). Finally, I am a PhD researcher in the Romanian Academy.
What are your past leadership roles?
I have had the same leadership roles for many years.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I am a PhD researcher in an institute of the Romanian Academy. I am part of the Lexicography Department of this institute and I work at the Romanian Language Dictionary. Being involved in several projects with other researchers and university teachers, I have realized that the worldview of Romanians has not changed much since the time of Communism. There is a great need for presenting a Christian worldview and living as a follower of Christ.