BALTI, Moldova (BP)--The blue hues of dusk reflect off the apartment walls where believers gather to pray. On bended knees, they form a semicircle around the coffee table, voicing the names of former neighbors who now live hours, and in some cases, days away.
But those positioned around the small table in Balti, Moldova, share a common church home with their former neighbors, no matter where they have settled. Since 1987, Bethany Baptist Church has sent nearly 80 members of its congregation to serve as missionaries throughout Moldova, Ukraine and Russia.
"There is a very big need [for the Gospel] in other parts of the former Soviet Union," says Eugeni Munteanu, pastor of prayer at Bethany. "So the brothers here left their houses and their apartments to go over there to the desert." Read More