Monthly sport meetings

Every month we have sports activities with boys who take part of Church Youth Meetings! Every time, we have a great time playing football together!

There are 15 boys, most of them are not Christians! I started to show them some video with footballers or Christian athletes who share their testimonies, we tried to learn some things about God from them. My goal is to show them that there are athletes who have money, who are not influenced by the "current" of this world (money, drugs, cars, rich, sex, etc.), who live a changed life, who realized that they are sinners and they need God in their lives.

Alecs Tudoroiu - PIEI Missionary

Serving with responsibility

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Every time there is great joy but also great responsibility when I am in front of the church to lead them into worship ! It is a grace that I can serve in His Church!

This year, God gave me this grace, to be responsible for coordinating the worship department, besides the gifts and the abilities that He has put in me! Worship by singing is like a breath of my soul, a breath of my heart, when I sing, my heart worships God, a God who has mercy on me, God the Creator, the Savior.

I think I'm so limited in my words that I can’t encompass an infinite God! He is the image of the invisible God, He is love, and about His love I want to sing always and always, because only He is the only one who deserves to be praised, because only His name is worthy of praise!

Alecs Tudoroiu - PIEI Missionary

Restoring the relationship with my father

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I know that God works in a wonderful way, according to His plan, even though I often do not understand it, or I do not see a solution that I would like, or I wish I did not have to go through difficult situations, be hurt, sad, or angry.

I grew up in an Orthodox family, going to church only for holidays. However, it was not a normal family, because there were always many arguments, scandals, bloody beatings, and visits from the police. In my heart it seemed as if I was living in a horror film. I wanted to wake up from this nightmare I was living. I was ashamed of my parents. I never felt peace and calm in my family or in my soul. I was always going into the city of Pitesti, where I grew up, to walk around because it was so hard to stay home. The city was large and beautiful, and I liked being away from home.

At the age of 10, my mother left home to be with her grandmother in Olt, about a 3 hour drive from Pitesti. She remarried and I had to stay with my father. Eventually my father also remarried. Because his wife did not accept me, I had to leave my home to go to my mother. These hard, negative experiences left me feeling unloved and incomplete.

But after I had moved to Olt, through God’s plan, I eventually arrived in a family of Christian believers where I felt I was loved, but especially I understood what true love means, the love of God. I married and became a father, where I understood even more the heart of God.

God worked in miracaculous ways in my life, but He had even more to show me.

My father and I did not talk for 10 years after I left home. Those 10 years were very hard for me. I never wanted to hear from him again. For me, it was as if he no longer existed.

But over time, God softened my heart and gave me a great desire to search for my father. God told me to go to him and take the first steps in seeking and restoring the relationship. At first it was very difficult. I could not understand why God asked me to do this; did he not see how much I had suffered and how I had not had a normal childhood? But eventually I said I would do what He said.

I went to Pitesti, my favorite city, and went to my uncle and asked for my father’s phone number. I found out that my father had separated with his wife, the one who had made my life hard and driven me out of the house all those years ago. I also learned that my father had health problems.

I called my father, and he recognized my voice. I told him I wanted to see him and for us to talk.

That first meeting with him was very emotional, bringing me to tears. It was hard to see him, as he had aged and even now had gray hair. But we were able to talk for hours and I even spent the night at his place. I told him that although I lost my childhood, I do not want to lose any more beautiful moments by never seeing him again. God did a miracle in me and began to change my heart.

Yes, it really is very difficult for a man to forgive, but knowing that God asks for this, he asks you to let go of your pride and ego, even if it hurts you in order to choose to do what is good, you can trust that everything will be fine.

Ever since reconnecting with my father, we always talk on the phone, we visit each other, and we have great time.

Now I pray for his salvation. I told him what kind of man I was in the past and how God changed my life, gave me a hope and a future, especially the knowledge that there is life beyond this one. Please pray that my father will also understand the message of the Scriptures and will come to terms with God.

I can say that God has done many miracles in my life. I have many personal testimonies of how He has intervened in my life. I believe that if we let Him work, He does in a beautiful way, even if sometimes it's hard for us. God knows best what He does if we make ourselves available to Him!

Alecs Tudoroiu - PIEI Missionary

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Christmas is Coming!

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How wonderful it is that this holiday is nearing, but even more wonderful is when we go caroling, to sing songs about the One who was born to bring salvation. 

We started these caroling events in Draganesti, where many members of the local community were invited, including many teachers and the mayor. It was a wonderful time with a good program. People were happy and enjoyed listening to the messages of the songs. During the caroling I was praying that God would speak to the people, and make them think about the true value of Christmas.  

After we finished caroling, one of the school teachers stood up and with tears in her eyes, told us “You have given me a great joy by caroling. It seems like God sent you here. You sang very beautifully and truly this is the significance of Christmas, the birth of Christ and we must rejoice in Him. Thank you from my heart, you brought me joy and light.” When I heard these words, I thought “wow – look at how God works and even listens to prayers! I thank God that He moved in somebody’s spirit.

The day before the event, when I invited people, I gave an invitation to my wife's former class director, but because he was ill he could not come. During the carols I heard the sad news that he had gone to eternity. It was a very sad moment; he was a special teacher! It made me think, God, what is life? Today we are, tomorrow we are not!

Today we continued the caroling events at a mission point of the Hope Church, in Stoenesti. Many people attended and the church was full. While we were singing, although I was quite tired, I was looking at the faces of people who were sad and hopeless. But we sent the message of Hope, the Birth of Jesus!

We convey the fact that Jesus is not a story.  Although many people are caught up, occupied, uncaring or have replaced Jesus with Santa, my desire is to send the message that we need to put God at the center of all our holiday events. He is the most important thing about Christmas!

Your prayers are very important, so continue praying that God will work and soften people's hearts for these holidays!

Alecs Tudoroiu - PIEI Missionary

Youth Meetings

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In our youth meetings our wish for every one of them is to have personal experiences with God. Every week we have a gathering where we play games, praise God through songs, we study the Bible and we pray together but the thing that I want most for them is to have experiences with God.

Unfortunately, this generation is more connected to the internet and social networks and less connected to real meetings or games. For them it’s even hard to meet people face to face and socialize.

Recently, I had the opportunity to go alongside 25 young people from our mission area to Alba Iulia, at a conference. I was very happy that we were able to take them out of their context for 3 days to enjoy some time together. The outcome was awesome and they loved the time spent there.

I realized that is very important to implement God’s principles in these young people, to listen and to help them with everything we can. Pray for them to stay united in their search for God and for others to come! Pray for us, their leaders, to set an example for them and to help them in their path.

Alecs Tudoroiu - PIEI Missionary

A visit at the hospital

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At some point in this life, every person has a time when nothing makes sense. It’s a time when the emotional or physical pain is bigger than usual.

A specific case is Lucas, a man who comes to our youth meetings. A while ago, he suffered a serious bicycle accident: he rode the bicycle at high speed on a valley and it didn’t have brakes so he fell and was hospitalized with bad injuries. Joined by the youth from the Catalist program, I went to see him and we prayed for him. I remember one thing that he said to me: “God gave me a chance, I could have died there”. I talked to him and I told him to set things right with God because we don’t know how long we will be on this earth.

I invite you to carry him in your prayers. Let’s pray for a change in his heart and to receive Christ as his savior. We don’t know when we’ll leave this world therefore we must be prepared and reconciled with Him.

Alecs Tudoroiu - PIEI Missionary

Christmas is about Giving

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It is the time of year where we celebrate Christmas, one of the most beautiful holidays, especially when there is snow. 

Once again this year, I was involved in distributing Christmas gifts to children, together with my fellow missionary Marian. It is a big effort to collect, load and distribute the gifts but it is also always a great joy. Through Marian and his partners, God blessed a few dozen children with gifts.

We went to the pre-schools in several different villages in the area to offer the gifts. Although it was cold both outside and in some of the classrooms, I have to admit the smiles of the children made me forget about the cold. 

It was disappointing to see that in these pre-schools some teachers are combining the birth of Jesus with Santa Claus. It is sad to see that people are missing the true reason for this holiday. But I had the opportunity to sing Christmas carols together with two German families and we shared about the true meaning of Christmas!

Please pray that God will continue to work this Christmas season. Pray that people will realize that we are not celebrating Santa, but we are celebrating Jesus Christ, who was born, lived a perfect life and gave His life for us so that we could have salvation and eternal life with God!

Alecs Tudoroiu - PIEI Missionary

Dining with disciples

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Last saturday , we had a special evening with youth ! We est together but before esting , we spoke about Jesus ! How important is Jesus in our loves and how to grow and to be in relationship with Him! 

I had great conversations with some of them ! 

One of the guys is christian, baptized and somethimes is hard for him because he is in context at school and at home where no one belong to Crist ! 

Also a girl Emi, her parents are working in another country because here is hard for them, and she is staying with a women that she takes care of her, but i asked some questions about Christ, about people around her, and she saw the diference between people who love God and people who doesn’t!  Please pray for her to understand the Gospel ! 

How can you be involved?

  • Suport our youth ministry in prayer & encouranging.

  • Short-term/long-term mission trips here in Romania to work with us for the God’s Kingdom.

Be blessed 

Alecs Tudoroiu - PIEI Missionary

Trip to Balkan Countries

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This summer I had the opportunity to take a trip to the Balkan countries, a very long trip (7000 km in 12 days ), but I was happy to see God's work there!

1. Haskovo ( Bulgaria) - A family moved from Turkey to Bulgaria and now they are working with very poor people in the area. They are such an amazing family!
They have after-school program and they teach around 40 muslim kids how to read and other stuff.

2. Dupnitsa - A small city , very few workers, but God does His work even here! We met these wonderful people and prayed for them. A World Race team was there also.

3. Istanbul - Great city and a good friend there!

4. Skopje (Serbia) - We had a great meeting, I even met a few romanian families that are working there.

5.Korce (Albania).

6. It was good to see and talk with brother Mike about his ministry in Thessaloniki.

7. We had a great time talking with some wonderful people in Athens at Greek Bible College. Praise the Lord for what He is doing there.

8. Vidin (Bulgaria) - Here, we met a great man of God who loves so much the people.

9. We had great conversations in Nis Serbia at Christian Bible College.

10. Kosovo - It was nice to see a romanian that is working for the Lord there.

The reason for this long trip was to see the ministries, to meet new contacts and to have another trips in the Balkan countries sometime in the future, hopefully with teams! They were an encouragement for me and I enjoyed the time spent there. It is so amazing to see how God is working in different places.

P.S. I'm not in all the pictures because I am the one who made some of them :)

Youth ministry

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Youth ministry

Jesus is the most important Person that every heart needs Our wonderful God is passioned about the hearts that wants to follow Him, and walk with Him all of their life.

This year God put on my heart and gave me like a picture about youth in general, but also for Draganesti. I saw that need of Jesus here. I saw in them how disappointed and unhappy they are, I saw truly a need of Jesus who brings joy, hope, life, and salvation.

I have been praying to God if He wants me to work also in this area. I wanted it not to be just a simple thought, and He put me on my heart to become seriously involved.

It is a wonderful time for me to serve them at the Catalyst youth program here in Draganesti. There are 4 leaders and 3 volunteers, with a desire to sharing the Gospel with them, play sports with them, watching movie, and different activities that help us grow a relationship.

We invest in them every week, time, energy, and money, because we want to see them follow Jesus

Every week some of the leaders take the time to visit them at home and talk with them. I think particularly it is a very important part because every day they are at school and is very hard for them to stay focus on God.

Next summer we are going to a camp! Our prayer is to see them that they are coming to Christ, and growing in their Christianity. Please pray as I continue to become more involved!

Alecs Tudoroiu

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Eyeglass Ministry in Craiova

Through this project we seek to fulfill the material needs of people by giving them free eyeglasses but also the spiritual need by telling them about Jesus. 

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       An interesting thing that I noticed, being part and leading the project, was the astonishment of people when they received the eyeglasses for free. Many of them have heard the Gospel and received the Bible. I pray that God will work in their hearts and bring them salvation.

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New Opportunities to Share Gospel

We had a great time today, a lot of conversations with people and we enjoyed the opportunity to share the gospel with them. 

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      One of the things I liked the most was their happiness when they received the New Testament. I was also amazed when a woman came to me and she insisted to visit her again and to take her to church.

      Please pray for all these people to come to God and the Gospel to be preached with power and wisdom.

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I love worshiping God !

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Every time I play the guitar I feel a lot of joy and makes me very happy. It's like my heart is connected with the Creator who gave me the ability to sing and I'll always sing for Him.

Why?

Because He deserves all the glory. He is the Almighty God, the wonderful Savior and, no matter how much I try, I will never be able to describe in words His love for me. Words are not enough to describe an infinite God.

Alecs Tudoroiu

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Prayer Request

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This woman and her husband are very close friends of our family. She is pregnant and, at some point, she felt a lot of pain. We called the ambulance but they only gave her some medicine and sent her home.

Next day happened the same. She was sick again and she went to the hospital. This time, she is under treatment and hospitalized for a few more days.

Please pray for her and for the baby to be safe!

Eyeglasses Ministry

Through this project we seek to fulfill the material needs of the people in need by giving them free eyeglasses but also their spiritual needs by telling them about Jesus.

I was so happy to translate and to share the Gospel with these people. They were very grateful for the eyeglasses and for me, was a good opportunity to help them feel the love of God.

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