In 1991 Crawley Baptist Church (CBC), along with other Sussex churches, established a link with some of the smaller churches in Romania. A visit in 1993 to Victory Baptist Church in Hunedoara established a close relationship between our two churches. One of the developments of this relationship was for CBC, during the fund raising for our new church building, to allocate 10% of the monies raised for the building of a new church for the Victory Baptist congregation. Many visits and activities between the two churches took place over a number of years.
In recent years, with a couple of changes to the Pastorate and with a good number of the original congregation moving on, our link with Victory Baptist Church has diminished. However, the Youth Pastor and his wife felt the Lord calling them to start a new church in the area and hence, a few years ago, Deo Gloria Church was established.
We have continued to support, exchange visits and encourage the believers in Deo Gloria Church. With emails and Skype it is now much easier to communicate between each church. Deo Gloria is very active in its ministry to children and young people and we have been able to help support this work with the sponsorship of children to attend Christian Camps and for each child to be presented with a Bible.
The Pastor and his wife, Emmanuel and Fabiola Goicovici (Emy and Fabi), amongst other visions for the church felt the need for the church to be involved in mission. This was a very big challenge for a church with limited resources but recently they donated money to help with children’s work in Malawi linking with CBC in our involvement with the Faith in Action Church in that country.
We look forward to continuing to develop our links with Emy and Fabi and Deo Gloria Church.