I was born into a Christian family, in a small town in Romania. I am the oldest of two sons. I grew up in a small Baptist church in our town. I had a stable childhood with the exception of 3 or 4 years when my family passed through some difficult times. My father was injured in an accident and struggled with an alcohol addiction. I was very young and don’t remember it very well.
I was a good kid. I never used to say dirty words and never had a problem with anger and rebellion. I had a normal life at school and at home. But just like everyone else I was still a sinner!
One day, a friend told me he had decided to get baptized and I wondered to myself why he was doing this. He seemed so excited and happy about his decision. I thought about this a lot and wondered why I didn’t have this kind of joy. One evening I was thinking about what Jesus had done for me and I realized that I had never surrendered myself to His lordship. The realization bothered me and I began to cry. The next week I told my pastor that I recognized that I was a sinner and I wanted to give my life to Christ and be baptized. When I had made that decision something happened. I felt different than before. I experienced the joy that I had seen in my friend.
After that, my church had a special service so that I could give my public testimony before the entire congregation. It was very emotional for me and I could hardly speak. I was baptized on July 30, 2011, together with 3 friends. After that I went to Camp MIA, which was very useful for my spiritual growth. I found out that having a relationship with Christ doesn’t mean just going to church, being a nice person, or saying a prayer before you eat. I am now attending the Word of Life Bible Institute in Hungary and serving in youth ministry through Camp MIA. I am grateful for what God has done in my life and the ministry that He has given me.