WHO WE ARE
My name is Samuel Ilies. I was born on 08th May 1992 in Tarnaveni, Mures county. I was born in a christian family and i had the privilege of knowing Jesus as Lord and Savior since young age.
After graduating high school, i asked God what should i do the next step and He spoke to me through the following verses: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
Then i decided to attend the Theological Baptist Institute in Bucharest, where God has changed me more and more and He put the desire on my heart to share the Gospel to the lost people. During University God prepared me for full-time ministry as a missionary. In 2015, I married my wife, Raluca, and now we are blessed with a son.
Few month after I graduated, we understood God’s calling and in November 2016 we moved to Coteana and began to work as a missionary.
Position: Missionary church planter in Coteana.
Location: Coteana has 2,435 inhabitants, most of them are non-practicing Romanian Orthodox Christians.
Vision: To glorify God’s name by planting a church that grows spiritually and has the spiritual maturity to spread the hope of Jesus Christ to others.
Mission: To do the will of God by fulfilling the spiritual and physical needs of people in Coteana.
How can you be involved?
Teams for short or long-term, missionaries for long-term, finances for a missionary or their projects.