There was a joke for many years that if somebody missed church on Sunday, they would say that they did not come to church because they had relative visiting from Buzau. I visited Buzau years ago with Johnny and Elena to bring them to visit their grandfather. For many years I had thought of and prayed for the city of Buzau.
During the communist time there were no evangelical churches in the city of Buzau. It is a city of over 110,00 people located in a county of over 550,500. One group estimated that if you took all the Christian from all the Evangelical churches, there would only be 200 Christians in this region.
Mihai Endroid contacted my last spring. He lives right outside of Buzau and heard that I was thinking of starting a church there. He asked me if I was coming and that if I was, he would be willing to help me and work with me. Mihai is young man who has pastored before and has graduated from Bible institute.
I visited with him this summer and felt that this is the place where the Lord would have us to go and start our next ministry. Please pray for us as Buzau is a center for the orthodox church and though there is a great need, there will be a lot of opposition to the preaching of the gospel.