From Club Scene to Evangelist: How a GEM Missionary Discipled a Romanian Singer
Growing up in a small Romanian village, Ciprian aspired for more. With a desire to make a name for himself and have recognition, Ciprian sought fame through singing. After being accepted to participate in Romania’s Got Talent, the producers suddenly stopped communicating with him. In his hunger for acceptance, Ciprian began singing in clubs where his life started to spiral out of control as he embraced drugs and alcohol to help fill the void and to satisfy the pain of rejection.
In desperation, Ciprian went to church, and though he didn’t like it, he continued visiting even while continuing on his destructive and sinful path. On one evening visit, he heard the powerful testimony of a girl who had made a decision to follow Jesus. With tears filling his eyes, Ciprian rose to his feet and surrendered his life to Christ. Ciprian’s life changed as he quit drinking and abusing drugs. He even began sharing the Gospel with anyone who would listen, even though he lacked the direction of discipleship and made many mistakes.
Not long after, Ciprian met Danny, a GEM missionary at church. Danny invested in Ciprian’s life, discipling and equipping him for evangelism. Having finally found the meaning and purpose he so yearned for, Ciprian now sings to glorify Christ and to share the love and hope of Jesus through his music.