Lilian(husband) - I was born in 1975 in Moldova Republic (which is a former USSR little country, at Romanian border) . When I was 16 I met a group of Christian Athletes. One of them invited me to his church. There I heard the Gospel for the first time and I invited Jesus in my heart. In 1994 my parents wanted to assure me a better future, so they sent me to a college in Romania. In my fresh year a new chapter started in my life. I met young people who went in dorms and talk to students about the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. They were from Campus Crusade for Christ.
As a student, I chose to share the Gospel to lost students. I learned to read my Bible every day, to pray daily, to tell about Jesus to everyone. After I graduated, I decided to let my life in God's hands and serve Him as a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ.
Neli(wife) - I was born in Romania under the communist regime. I wasn’t a religious person and I didn’t know what to believe for many years. At age 19 my brother (who became a Christian before me) shared the Gospel with me. That was the moment I understood the reason why Jesus died on the cross; so I prayed to receive Christ in my heart as my Lord and Saviour.
As I start growing in my faith and sharing Jesus with my classmates, with other students in my dorm or during summer projects on the beach, the hunger for the Word of God and His Son Jesus that I saw all over Romania, convinced me that there is no better investment for my life than to serve Christ and let Him be known among the people in my country. I understood that God called me to proclaim His word "in season and out of season".
Despite our very different backgrounds from which we were born, grew up and came to know Christ, he is the Master of our call and bringing us together as a couple, to serve Him and carry on His Word around the world. We are both on staff with the same Christian group; Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU), since 1998 - 1999 and we serve in Global Church Movements Ministry especially among young people and students from Iasi, a big city from North - East part of Romania.