Not many years after the fall of Communism in Romania, during their high school years, both Ben and Anda felt called to full time ministry. To prepare for that, they attended a four year long Bible college in Bucharest and, towards the end of their studies, they got married. For about five years they helped with the planting of a new church in Bucharest, two of which Ben served as a full time assistant pastor.
They left that church in order to move to the United States and attend Dallas Theological Seminary for four years. There, Ben got his Master’s degree (Th.M.) in Christian Education, and Anda got her Master’s degree (M.A.) in Biblical Counseling. During their studies at Dallas Seminary, Ben and Anda worked at Insight for Living and their home church was Stonebriar Community Church. In May 2010, Ben was ordained at Stonebriar. Upon graduation from Dallas Seminary, in the summer of 2010, Ben and Anda moved back to Romania fully convinced that God was calling them to plant a new Christ honoring, gospel centered, and grace oriented church in Bucharest
Please pray for…
- Us as we engage in various ministry opportunities the Lord opens for us in Romania including church planting, teaching and preaching, Biblical counseling, radio ministries, theological education, mentoring, and leadership training
- The church we are planting, Agape Church, that many people would be transformed by the gospel of Christ’s sacrificial love, and would make their lives all about loving God, loving one another, and loving the whole world
Check Ben and Anda’ latest news about their time in the States and their return to Romania here:http://www.benandanda.com/.
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