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Dana Stanciu

Dana Stanciu
Person Details
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Country

  • Romania
Participants Details

ELF Network

  • 2022 Scientists Network

Ministry Focus

  • Medicine

Occupation

  • Student

Funding Status

  • ELF Funded
Participants Answers
What is your ministry?

Currently, I am preparing to start my PHD and start teaching (and mentoring students) at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy (in Cluj-Napoca). Through this ministry I will be working with young people and helping them to develop and grow. Being in this position, I want to bring the Gospel to my future students, in this environment where God is not only excluded from everything, but also strongly denied.

When did you trust Christ?

I was born into a Christian family. We went to church every Sunday and I also used to go to Bible study and sing in the choir. I grew up following God's rules. After I left home and moved to another city to study Pharmacy (Cluj-Napoca/Romania, where I also live right now) my life changed. I went through very hard trials and I suffered a lot. Still, I am very grateful for it because everything happened for a very good reason - I have changed completely. I became a different/new me. It was also the time when I realized how sinful I am, and I totally repented. I found my only hope in Jesus. I decided that I wanted to publicly confess my faith and get baptized on the 8th of July 2018.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

In the summer of 2017, while visiting Brussels/Belgium, I met a fellow Christian. We had a conversation regarding his testimony, his life, and how he found God and accepted Jesus as his Savior. This testimony and seeing such unshakable faith touched me. I have never met someone with such a strong, pure, almost perfect connection with our Father. Something clicked inside my soul. This was the beginning of my change, the beginning of a new life for me, and the real starting point of my faith. I wanted to have the same unshakable faith, and to trust and follow God like never before since I felt His presence that day. There were many other situations and people who impacted my faith, and this moment represents the beginning of my testimony.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I believe that attending ELF in 2022 will help me better prepare for my upcoming ministry and studies. I will encounter other scientists that are more experienced in working with students, with other scientists, and in bringing the Gospel into the "science world".

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

I find that bringing the Gospel into a scientific workplace is a very delicate and difficult matter. With the help of God, and other people willing to invest in my training and ministry, I want to bring those around me at the University closer to Him.