That His name be great among the nations

Malachi 1:11

Deep thanks from Romania

Posted April 27, 2016 |0 Comments

Sorin Prodan Sorin serves as the HeartCry Director in Eastern Europe. He directs ministries in Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine. His responsibilities include overseeing and training our missionaries in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. Sorin is also planting a church in the Romanian city of Brasov. It’s been now more than fifteen years since HeartCry started to support church planters in Eastern Europe, under a sound Biblical teaching, and a healthy vision of investing in indig... Keep Reading

Deepest gratitude - Germany

Posted April 27, 2016 |0 Comments

Peter Schild Peter is working to plant biblical churches in Germany. Throughout the week, he and his co-worker, Nathanael Armisen, are teaching, preaching and evangelizing in the streets. Peter is a member of the Reformed Baptist Church in Wetzlar (Hessen). He is married to Priscilla and the father of Josiah and Elijah. Dear highly esteemed partners in the gospel: I am writing to you to express my deepest gratitude to those who make it possible for me to live and to serve full-time in the mini... Keep Reading

Extremely grateful - Belarus

Posted April 27, 2016 |0 Comments

Belarus - Slava V. Slava is a pastor of a Baptist church in Belarus and the director of “Gospel and Reformation,” a ministry that translates and publishes sound theological resources into Russian. HeartCry began supporting Slava in November of 2011. Belarus is a ‘restricted’ nation with regard to the gospel and church planting. As a result the church there faces many obstacles. As the head of a Russian Christian publishing house, I can firmly say that it is difficult to... Keep Reading

Spain - Ruben Videira In September of 2014, Ruben and his family were sent out by Grace Ministries International to begin training pastors in Ruben’s home country through the Berea Bible Seminary in Leon. The seminary focuses on training pastors, elders, and other men in leadership in expository preaching through seminars and conferences. Through Grace Ministries International, HeartCry is helping Ruben and his family with a portion of their monthly support. It is a blessing to write and... Keep Reading

Daniel is a native Swede living and ministering in Bergsjön, which is a suburb of Gothenburg. This is an immigrant area with 144 nationalities and many unreached people groups represented. Daniel is passionate to reach out both to immigrants and his fellow Swedes. He also serves as an elder in the church plant, “Gothenburg International Baptist Church” ( Daniel’s ministry includes preaching and teaching the word of God, evangelism, counselling, and discipli... Keep Reading

Evangelism in Prato, Italy

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Emanuel Ivan pastors Maranatha Church in Firenze (Florence), Italy. Maranatha is a congregation of Romanian and Gypsy converts who came to Italy for work to provide for their families back in Eastern Europe. The following is a portion of Emanuel's April report. We continued doing personal evangelism in Prato. On April 2nd, I visited with a group of brothers and sisters. One of our sisters talked to several young ladies who were involved in prostitution (the sister who was witnessing to them did... Keep Reading

Gospel Encounters | Alex Palade

Posted November 11, 2015 |0 Comments

Alex Palade, one of our university missionaries, is a passionate evangelist who longs to bring people to Jesus. Fearless in his approach, he faithfully plants gospel seeds wherever he ministers. The following are a couple of his encounters last month. Irecently met an Orthodox man named Eduard. His mother (a Romanian) and his father (a Muslim)are currently living in Syria. Eduard told me that he was feeling lost, and he had this emptiness in his heart. He didn’t know how God saw him or ho... Keep Reading

Netherlands Update | Jacques Brunt

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Jacques T. Brunt is an itinerant preacher, teacher, and evangelist in the Netherlands. He was born in 1979 and converted to Christianity in 2000. He is the youngest of five children and was raised in a Dutch Reformed family. He was married to Annette in 2004, and they have three children: Levi, Boaz, and Jesse. Jacques’ ministry can be divided into three specific areas. He is a leader and teacher for Heart Cry Netherlands (Stichting Heart Cry), he is a teacher in his local Baptist church i... Keep Reading

Update from Frankfurt | Peter Schild

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Peter is working to plant biblical churches in Frankfurt, Germany. Throughout the week, he and his coworker, Nathanael Armisen, are teaching, preaching, and evangelizing in the streets. Peter is a member of the Reformed Baptist Church in Wetzlar. He and his wife Priscilla have two children: Josiah and Elia. This month I took several weeks off to stay home while my wife was in her confinement period after the delivery of our second son, Elia. I took care of her, Josiah, and the household. This t... Keep Reading

Ruxi is part of a team that evangelizes and disciples students from various universities in Bucharest. Her ministry involves leading evangelistic camps and conducting weekly Bible studies with Christians and seekers in Bucharest. Ruxi is also one of the team translators for HeartCry in Romania. She assists with translation in conferences and proofreads books that are translated and published by HeartCry into the Romanian language. In spite of a physically trying season, Ruxi continues to lovingl... Keep Reading

Doing the Work of an Evangelist | Adrian Augustin

Posted November 11, 2015  by: Luke Nash |0 Comments

Adrian, who is called Adi by his friends and colleagues, lives in the city of Brasov, Romania. He and his wife Paula have three daughters. Adi serves Providence Church in Brasov as an evangelist. His bold preaching and powerful presentation of the gospel has given him a unique ministry in the community. Iwant to praise the Lord for being able to write to you once again from the gospel battle field. The battle is getting fierce; it is like hand-to-hand combat with the enemy.We continue taking th... Keep Reading

Florin moved to the city of Tulcea, Romania, in 2011. He is a member of Bethel Baptist Church and is working as a church planter on the Danube Delta and the mountains of Macin. In addition to church planting, he is seeking to revive the small and abandoned works throughout the region. The county of Tulcea has a population of 260,000 inhabitants, and only about 400 people claim to be Evangelical. In the following, Florin shares about his gospel labor in Tulcea. In April, I continued to go to Sul... Keep Reading

Two New Converts | Romania

Posted November 11, 2015 |0 Comments

Anatol is the HeartCry national director for Moldova. He pastors Immanuel Baptist Church in Cahul and oversees teams in Anenii Noi and Cahul. Anatol has also planted four other churches in the area. He and his wife Nadia have three children: David, Paul, and Florin. In this recent report, Anatol shares testimonies from two new converts: Marina and Valentina. MARINA'S TESTIMONYIgrew up in an Orthodox family, and my mother taught me how to pray the Lord’s Prayer as a child. In our neighborh... Keep Reading

Report From the Netherlands | Jacques Brunt

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

Jacques T. Brunt is an itinerant preacher, teacher, and evangelist in the Netherlands. He was born in 1979 and converted to Christianity in 2000. He is the youngest of five children and was raised in a Dutch Reformed family. He was married to Annette in 2004, and they have three children: Levi, Boaz, and Jesse. Jacques’ ministry can be divided into three specific areas – he is a leader for Heart Cry Netherlands, he is a teacher in his local Baptist church in Alblasserdam, and he is a... Keep Reading

Each year, HeartCry provides fifty-five students with some of the best resources that have been translated into the native languages of Eastern Europe: Romanian, Moldovan, and Ukrainian. Each student is required to carefully read approximately 150 pages every month, make notes in the book or underline, make an outline of the reading, and participate in a forum discussion online.Each year, the students must read and dialogue about five key works: one each of doctrine, ethics, history, ministry, a... Keep Reading

Coordinator's Report | Western Europe

Posted June 3, 2015  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

From January 13 through February 3, Don and Cindy Currin had the privilege of representing HeartCry across Western Europe. They visited and interviewed many of our HeartCry missionaries, spoke in various conferences, and became acquainted with a new church plant in Switzerland. Although the weather was very cold, the fellowship and hunger for truth from the saints more than motivated them during their travel. The following is Don’s account. NORWAY Our first stop was Stavenger, Norway, fo... Keep Reading

peter-and-nathanaelBrother Peter is working to plant biblical churches in Germany. Peter is a member of the Evangelical Reformed Baptist Church in Wetzlar. He and his wife Priscilla have one child, Josiah, and are now expecting their second. Peter and Nathanael have faithfully served the church in Wetzlar for nearly two years while preparing to plant... Keep Reading

Finland | The Church is Growing in Love

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Kyle Mccartan |0 Comments

Kyle McCartan is a HeartCry missionary from Northern Ireland. He is an evangelist and church planter who is living and ministering in the rural farming community of Northern Ostrobotnia on the east coast of Finland. Kyle’s ministry includes evangelism, discipling, preaching, and teaching the Word of God in an area dominated by nominal Christianity. He also serves as the pastor of Agape International Church. He and his wife Sara, a Finnish national, have five sons: Emil, Viggo, Ezra, Amos, ... Keep Reading

Romania | Mercy Triumphs In Opposition

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Florin Stan |0 Comments

Florin Stan helps to coordinate the work in Romania. Presently, he develops mission projects in five areas where HeartCry is planting churches. He also leads a church-planting team in Fieni, Romania. Florin and his wife Mariana have one daughter, Damaris. In the face of opposition from the Orthodox Church in Fieni, Florin Stan shares the following story of how God turned disappointment into joy. Before our annual Vacation Bible school, we made a phone call to the city authorities to ensure that... Keep Reading

Romania | For His Sake Alone

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Danut Opris |0 Comments

Brother Danut Opris is responsible for the administration of the church in Draganesti-Olt. He and Florina Cazan have also started a new work in the village of Coteana. The location is a hard field because of the witchcraft and strong Orthodox opposition. This past month he sent this testimony from a recent experience in the home of an unsaved family. Home visits are part of my ministry. I visit the church members to counsel them, to rebuke or correct them, and to encourage or help them. Recentl... Keep Reading

Romania | A Divine Window of Opportunity

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

Marian Bicajan is an evangelist that presently lives and labors in the city of Fieni. His ministry includes street evangelism, church planting, and working with children. He is currently serving with Florin Stan in a church plant in Fieni. He and his wife Simona have one son, Teodor Razvan. In the following report, Marian relates a recent encounter that he had while doing open-air evangelism on the streets. I want to share with you about an encounter and conversation I had with a young man as h... Keep Reading

Romania | Perseverance Rewarded

Posted March 18, 2015  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

Sorin Iordan is the pastor of a Gypsy church in the southern part of Romania called Rosiori de Vede. The church is located in the middle of the Gypsy community and has had a good ministry among the Gypsies living there. Sorin has also started new missions in Olteni and Troianu. He is married and has seven children. In the following, he gives an account of the Lord honoring faithfulness in spite of an alcoholic’s refusal to trust Christ. In Olteni, the Lord worked in a family that I have b... Keep Reading

A Scandal of Epidemic Proportions

Posted December 8, 2014  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

Don Currin is the HeartCry Coordinator for Eastern Europe and an itinerant evangelist. He and his wife Cindy currently live in Tuscumbia, Alabama, where he is also pastoring a church. For more information on Don’s ministry, please visit his website at: The biblical Gospel continues to incite hostility in the world. Its scandalous content arouses bitter opposition from both the religious public and global populace. Two aspects of the Gospel that have provoked incr... Keep Reading

Ukraine's Circuit-Riding Preachers

Posted April 25, 2014  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

In the past, the phrase “circuit rider” referred to ministers who were either assigned or compelled to travel to specific geographical locations to serve communities by evangelizing and planting churches. Their ministries also included making disciples and edifying the body of Christ. In southern Ukraine, four HeartCry missionaries have taken on the role of circuit riders. For years, Ion Gireada, Ilie Hluscac, Sandu Deac, and Vitalii Rusnac have invested their lives in traveling to ... Keep Reading

Europe Coordinator's Report: Scotland

Posted August 13, 2013  by: Paul Washer |0 Comments

Our work in Eastern Europe continues to grow in maturity and number. Under the direction of Sorin Prodan, Don Currin, and thirty-two dedicated missionaries, souls are being won for Christ; established churches are being strengthened; and new church plants are rising up. On several university campuses in Romania, students are hearing the gospel and being discipled. As the promised hope of European unity and prosperity crumbles and gives way to cynicism and despair, the light of the gospel continu... Keep Reading

Peter is working to plant biblical churches in Germany. Throughout the week, he and his co-worker Nathanael Armisen are teaching, preaching, and evangelizing in the streets. Peter is a member of the Reformed Baptist Church in Wetzlar (Hessen). He and his wife Priscilla have one son, Josiah. This testimony was written to give glory to Christ alone. It is not about me but about the sovereign grace of the Lord. He shares His glory with no one else, so we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ... Keep Reading


Tags: Europe, Issue 74

The testimony of Anita Kupfermann is sending shock waves through the churches in Germany. As you will discern later in her testimony, both Peter Schild and Nathanael Armisen were instrumental in her coming to Christ. Her complete testimony was published in German in “Bibel und Gemeinde” in the October 2011 issue. My name is Anita Kupfermann and I would like to tell you about my time studying theology. It is my hope that this little account of my experiences will serve as a warning a... Keep Reading

Europe Coordinator's Report: Maintaining steadfastness

Posted August 9, 2013  by: Don Currin |0 Comments

In the face of economic and political uncertainty, our HeartCry missionary family in Eastern and Western Europe continue to maintain steadfastness in their spread of the Gospel. The measure of a missionary’s success is not the number of converts that he has on the field, but his perseverance in internalizing and proclaiming the atoning work of Jesus. As always, the trials that accompany providence ultimately serve to increase the effectiveness of the Gospel. Recent updates from our missio... Keep Reading


Tags: Europe, Issue 75

Eastern Europe Report

Posted August 9, 2013  by: Sorin Prodan |0 Comments

Romania sorin-75The ministry team in Brasov was blessed to celebrate a recent baptism and will be preparing for a second baptism by August. Last Sunday, we had no room in our meeting place, and we are very thankful for what God has done, particularly in bringing unconverted people to attend each service. The good dynamic in evangelism makes the church active; h... Keep Reading

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