Campina

Christian Event organized by European Christian Mission N.A. 2007, Evangelical Churches in Campina and the Mission Department of The Bucharest Baptist Union.

"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success." Joshua 1:8

To get a glimpse of Romanians and Christianity one has to know a little bit about their background. The concept is not new. Christianity has an over 2000 years presence and tradition in Romania. Living according to the Scriptures has not. So, in stead of building on a good foundation, the people built on Scriptures mixed with tradition. It resulted in a work salvation and a partial or no understanding of the very Word of God. But that is just a glimpse. The reality of the matter is that every time they hear about evangelicals they get a cringe in response. People don’t want our fancy self-righteous stories or well intended sermons; they want to be respected and they want to see for themselves if we live what we preach. A few days have passed now and I am still under the effect of the happenings of the Bible days in Campina. I am not the only one though; many who participated feel the same.

Young people and old people from Bucuresti and Prahova area (Campina, Ploiesti, Sat Miner, Bratasanca, Filipestii de Padure, Breaza and other places) came together to train first on the 18th of September. One week later they came back to Campina, and took their jobs seriously: some handed out flyers, booklets, invitations and others walked on the streets of Campina surveying people about the Bible. The teams were made out of 3 or 4 people, who in most cases didn’t know each other. Working together in a different setting and with new people was a challenge and also a blessing. The pastors’ team was set downtown under a tent. They had Christian literature available and lots to talk about to people who walked by.

Most people we talked to realize their sinners’ condition. But they don’t believe in change. They place everything under a big exclamation mark and a sigh: ‘If God wills it!’ It is sad they don’t know what they’re up against. The challenge for them was to read the Word of God, no matter their beliefs. The evenings at the Culture House were held to clear things up and track down the Bible in history. The message addressed to the people was to grab a hold on the Holiest of Holiest of book, the Bible. Some of the people we invited showed up and were interested in what they heard. Others wanted a Bible. All in all, we entrust the results into the Almighty hand of God.

Until we see the seed growing, we pray for Campina and we pray for Romania!
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Ana Popa

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