My name is Andreea and I am 23 and live in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania. I am part of a Christian family and my dad has been a pastor since I was born. So, I feel like I spent my whole life going to church. I was the little blonde girl who was always listening to her parents, always going to church, singing in the choir and so on. After a while, when I became a teenager I started to do things that didn't please God like having bad relationships, lying to my parents, going in to places that I shouldn't go. Then, a boy came along...He became all that I wanted and I tried to find my happiness in him...After a while, when I was 18 I found myself with no direction in life and very, very unhappy. I thought I could be happy even if God is not first in my life but now I stopped and I asked myself: "That's all? There is nothing left for me?". I started to think what is going to happen with me if I die tomorrow and this thought scared me very much because I knew the answer.
God showed me His great love for me. A love that no one could ever give me. He spoke to me one day at a conference and He gently touched my heart. Then, I knew that nothing could separate me from Him. The change wasn't a short process and it was painful but I was ready to do everything that God was asking. So I asked Him to come into my heart and to forgive me from my sins. I promised Him that I will lay down at His feet my whole life. I started to feel a big desire to help the girls who are drowning in bad relationships with boys to search God’s love before man's love.
Since then, I started to serve in church and to be more and more involved in the youth group. I had a hard time choosing how I was going to serve God but after a time of prayer, something finally happened. One February evening at a birthday party, I met Iulian Avramescu and his wife Roxana who told me about camp MIA and what they were doing there. I still remember their passion when they were speaking about this ministry...They were so happy and excited to tell me about how they served God that I really wanted to have that as well. So, the next summer, I signed on to be a counselor at camp MIA. Now I am a staff member and I am Iulian's assistant. I am exactly were I want to be. My purpose is to impact the girls in Romania with the word of God and to teach them what God taught me.