What is your ministry?
I serve as an elder in Nehemiah Church. I lead a house group where we have fellowship and Bible study. Weekly, at least three non-Christian friends come 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 Ph.D. researcher at the Romanian Academy. I am very motivated to be a light and an ambassador for Christ.
When did you trust Christ?
I decided to follow Jesus in 1990, and I was baptized in 1994. I attended my parents' church at that time; I attended there until I left for university studies. After that, I discovered Jesus as the only reason for my living and 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 was motivated by many study groups and Bible conferences. A special moment occurred when I came to IASI for my university studies. There, I found a group of students doing a Bible study and were very consequent in their work. I became very attached to this group, which helped me grow spiritually and get involved in the ministry.
What do you hope to gain from participating?
As a researcher in an academic institute, I realize how much I need to connect with fellow Christians, share experiences, and learn how to present a Christian worldview to my colleagues. The Forum has helped me significantly in my ministry of discipleship, and now, I hope it can provide a broader perspective of serving God in higher education. I want to share what I will learn at the Forum with other researchers who serve God in my town's university or academia.
What is your leadership role or what were your past leadership roles?
I have had the same leadership roles for many years.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I am a Ph.D. 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 pressing need to present a Christian worldview and live as a follower of Christ.