Jesus Centered Ministries has been fortunate to work in the country of Romania since 1997. In this time God has kept his hand on the movement of Christ in this nation. Our ministry has been able to participate and lead in a great deal of work and growth for His kingdom.
One way that our ministry has been used in Romania is in the building of churches for the people there. We have been able to raise the money to build three churches so far. The first church which is located in Popesti, Romania, was dedicated on May 17, 1998. This church was built in eight days. The second church was complete in a gypsy village located in Pusta Valley. It has been exciting to see how God has brought different churches and individuals together in order to fund the construction of these churches. The third church is located in Satu Mare and is complete. It holds over 700 worshippers and was dedicated November, 2003. With God's direction and lead, we may see other churches be built in the future.
Another major passion that I have in Romania is that of the pastors that live there. These national pastors are instrumental in God's work. Our ministry is currently supporting two pastors from Romania financially. These pastors are doing important work for the family of believers, but it is most important to us that their families remain strong and maintain a solid, holy foundation.
In addition to supporting these people, our ministry has continued
to take groups to Romania for evangelistic outreach. These groups,
much like similar groups that go to Nicaragua, are able to go into
villages and reach out to the people there through clowning, person to person witnessing, and preaching crusades. We have also had the opportunity to show evangelistic movies in some places. The people that go on these trips always seem to catch a glimpse of what God can do in their lives. That fact may be the best thing about taking groups to this foreign land. If it changes the lives of those who go, who knows how many people they can reach for Christ?
Bethel Baptist Church in Satu Mare dedication Nov 2003
Finished Church in Pusta Valley
which also serves as a school
October 2009 Mission Group
Mark baptizing in the new
Bethel Baptist Church
The inside of the sanctuary
of Bethel BC
Michael, Dana, Julia, Michael, Damaris
Pastor and family of Bethel in Satu Mare
P.O. Box 7111 Knoxville, TN 37921