Romania is situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and it is believed that the Apostle Andrew brought the Gospel to the ancient Dacia, to the Greek cities at the Black Sea. A very tumultuous history followed, a constant struggle for survival in the face of migratory people, European Empires, the Turkish Empire, an finally Communism. For much of the second half of the 20th century Romania was part of the Soviet sphere of influence, although sort of a political maverick. But with the fall of Communism in 1989 her focus has shifted towards the West. On January 1, 2007 Romania became a full member of the European Union.
One of Europe‘s Bright Spots
Experts in missions say that there are two spiritually bright spots in Europe today: Romania and the Ukraine. Although the church was persecuted under Communism, it not only survived, it grew and revival swept the land. With the new found freedom and abundance of opportunities, Romania has the potential to influence all of Europe – from the inside!
All of us, who are part of the Romanian Missionary Society (RMS), consider ourselves blessed to be a part of God’s plan for the world as we Reach, Minister, and Send Romanians with the Gospel!