Philip House is a soulful house founded on a life story, love for people and faith in God. People with cancer, who come to Cluj-Napoca (Romania) for treatment, find not only a place to stay, but also a place to rest for the soul. A report produced by Alfa Omega TV.
A house in the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca hosts patients with long cancer treatments and their families. “God has done so many miracles for us”, says its director.
“It is a historical event, where about twelve churches of the city of Brașov, have come together and put aside our differences”, organisers said.
For 20 years, Open Arms Outreach has been serving children and other vulnerable people in a region with much poverty. The vision is to plant churches that serve as community centres.
The Open Arms Outreach initiative in the deprived Romanian area of Calarasi, has been working for 20 years now. It reaches children and other vulnerable people, and wants every church to be a community centre.
TWR’s Central and Eastern Europe ministries include 15 countries and 18 language groups, partnering with like-minded organizations.
“Since we are here, I got my driving license and a car. My wife had a surgical operation”, explains one of the beneficiaries in the town of Caransebeș.
Evangelical churches are more practical than reflective on pressing issues such as the energy crisis or the impact on the quality of life due to limited living resources.
Lecrae, Tye Tribett and 20 other bands and speakers join the festival (1-3 June, Cluj-Napoca) to communicate “God’s love and joy” to younger generations and families. The organisers spoke to Evangelical Focus.
In Cluj-Napoca (Romania), the Heartbeats Festival (1-3 June 2023) will offer quality music and workshops in a safe environment. The aim, to offer the “hope and joy” of the gospel to “our sons, daughters and friends”.
“The ‘loverboy’ method is used to manipulate future victims”, says Anca Luhas. She works in Romania with eLiberare to raise awareness among young people and train frontline workers in detecting sex trafficking situations.
Over 200 Romanian entrepreneurs gathered to reflect on how Biblical principles can be integrated into business, and to share common challenges.
The shared view of Russia as a lasting potential threat made CEE countries sympathise with Ukraine, especially since 2014. An article by Rafał Piekarski and Barbora Filipová.
A Ukrainian refugee family shares how a biblical faith and worldview has been essential to deal with the reception process in the other corner of Europe.
The pastor of a church on the Romanian border with Ukraine explains how, along with a church in Spain, they help refugees to meet their basic needs.
“Church members and friends have opened their houses, we cook for them, take care of the medicines, organise their trips”, says a Christian worker in Hungary. In Romania, “churches work together to be more efficient”.
The date commemorates the death of Constantin Brancoveanus, an 18th century prince executed by the Ottomans for refusing to convert to Islam.
For Western European churches mission could be translated as: “Let’s go to other countries to serve”. However, for most Eastern European countries missiology is merely similar to theology.
“Pasarea” (‘bird’ in Romanian) is now available online for free. “We are in touch with organizations that use the film in the prevention work with young girls”, director Mikaela Bruce says.
Adrian Petrice, coordinator of IFES Graduate Impact, talks about the challenges for university graduates who start their work life. “Pray that they will give reason for the hope they have in Jesus”.
“The marketplace is the perfect place to build community and to show people who Jesus is, as well as having a positive social and economic impact”, says Mark Plummer.
Gypsies are one of the largest ethnic minority groups in Romania. According to 2013 estimates, the Roma groups make up 10% of the country's population, accounting for about 1.5 million people.
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini accepted the proposal of the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy and the Waldensian Church.
According to the YouVersion Bible App, this verse “was shared, bookmarked and highlighted more than any other this year”.
Just 20.96% of registered voters cast ballots, less than the 30% needed for the result to be valid.