The Lord’s Army is a movement that was born within the Romanian Orthodox Church in 1923 through a priest named Iosif Trifa. The movement’s name was inspired by 2 Timothy 2:3. “Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” We are evangelicals who focus on equipping the saints for ministry through preaching and teaching locally, regionally and nationally in a myriad of venues that include churches, cathedrals, community centers, cemeteries, camps, hospitals homes and prisons. My wife Nelly grew up in the movement during communism and is a biology teacher. She has also been the principal of our local school (preschool- 8th grade) for the last 16 years. We met in 1990 during my third mission trip and were married in 1992 when I moved to Romania. Since then I have been involved in a fulltime teaching ministry, preaching around 60 times a year, leading bible studies and serving on the faculty of our national bible school as well as being a member of our national leadership committee, also known as a board of elders.
HOW TO PRAY:
- For a fresh movement of God’s Spirit through this strategically placed ministry. In 2023 we will celebrate 100 years since our inception and would appreciate prayer for the many activities and events we are planning across the country.
- For unity within the movement as the “powers that be” work intentionally and unceasingly to either assimilate or divide us.
HOW TO JOIN THE TEAM:
- Contact the church office to get on our mailing list
- Contact me if you like. I would be delighted to know you and answer any questions that you might have.
- Consider visiting us in order to get the big picture.
HOW TO DONATE:
Make checks to Jim Foster and specify (special projects).
HOW YOUR DONATIONS ARE USED:
Helping people in need or funding diverse projects. For example, our meetinghouse in Sâmbăteni needs a new roof. We also design and distribute a monthly magazine, publish books, produce films, maintain a website and do live video transmissions of all our major events.