In 2005, Michael for the first time, found himself in Romania, a country ravaged for over 25 years by the iron fist of Communist totalitarianism. After the fall of communism in 1989, it opened up the doors for the Gospel to freely come to country. And while many have come since that time to share Christ, Romania still only has 4% of the population professing to have repented and put their faith in Jesus.
Michael has returned to Romania 6 times since 2005, and aside from the obvious need of evangelism in there is also a great need to raise up the next generation of Christ-followers to fulfill the Great Commission.
Romania’s location and position is strategic and they could play a vital role in fulfilling the Great Commission in Europe. With Romania’s ascent into the EU in 2007 its borders were opened giving future Romanian missionaries complete access to Western Europe, considered by most to be one of the most spiritually dead places on the planet, but at the same time still being in a position to also impact neighboring Eastern European countries.
It is our prayer and passion within the coming years to have a European REAL Team in place passionate to reach Europe for Christ. We believe that this begins in, and will be located in Romania. We hope to train, equip, and send out Romanian missionaries to reach Europe with the Gospel, and are in the beginning stages of making this vision a reality.
Other International Countries /Work:
Ukraine- We’re also in the process of developing and building relationships with people in Ukraine, as God has seemed to open the doors for us to explore and build relationships with churches there. We hope to partner alongside them and reach Ukraine for Christ. In the past year he has given us the opportunity to go and minister in Ukraine and continues to open doors there to come and share Christ, and now it is just a matter of obediently walking through the doors He has opened.
Russia- We are also prayerful that something will open up in Russia in the coming years, and we are actively seeking and looking for the opportunity to go there and share the message and truth of Jesus.