Luibomir Novacov

“In 1990, after the fall of Communism, I heard the rumor that the end of the world is coming. Being curious by nature, I asked, ‘Who broadcast the news? How do they know it?’ “They answered, ‘It is written in the Bible!’ 1 “At that time I participated in the Orthodox Serbian Church and I read the Bible in the Serbian language, but I didn’t understand anything because it was written in old language and writing. I was looking for a Romanian Bible to see where it is written about the year 2000 and the end of the world, as I had heard.

“In 1990, after the fall of Communism, I heard the rumor that the end of the world is coming. Being curious by nature, I asked, ‘Who broadcast the news? How do they know it?’ “They answered, ‘It is written in the Bible!’ 1 “At that time I participated in the Orthodox Serbian Church and I read the Bible in the Serbian language, but I didn’t understand anything because it was written in old language and writing. I was looking for a Romanian Bible to see where it is written about the year 2000 and the end of the world, as I had heard.

“One day I met at my work a Christian, and I asked him to find for me a Bible in Romanian. He found one for me, and I began to read that Bible, and God worked in my life. One day in 1991 our neighbor, a Pentecostal woman, invited me to an evangelistic meeting in a stadium in our city. I agreed to go with her. There on American evangelist, Louis Palau, was preaching. When I heard the Gospel, I decided for Christ on that day! On our way home, the neighbor asked me, ‘How did you like the preaching?’ I answered, ‘I liked it very much, and I want to preach the Gospel like that man!’ My neighbor said, ‘If you repent, God will send you into His Work!’

“After that, I spent three years in sin because I was not willing to let the sin go, but one day the Lord Jesus Christ won the victory. I capitulated to Him and repented of my sin! Then I looked for an Evangelical church and found the one nearest to me, Emmanuel Baptist Church in Timişoara. I found the pastor, told him of my faith, and asked for baptism. I was baptized January 9 th , 1994. After baptism I continued to read the Bible, but I didn’t understand many verses, so I called my pastor Dan Males to help me understand the Word. “In the autumn of 1994 the pastor called me into the church office and asked if I would like to go to a Bible Institute which Brother Don Kyer and his ministry were opening with evening classes at our church. I said, ‘Yes, I want to know more about God’s Word,’ so I applied to the Timişoara Baptist Bible Institute.

“I liked the classes very much. The Romanian teachers daily and the American teachers for modules helped me to understand God’s Word! I graduated in 1997 after three years of study. “One day after graduation the pastor called me again into his office to let me know that he wanted me to be involved in two villages as a missionary pastor. I said, ‘No, there are colleagues of mine better than me.’ The pastor’s answer was, ‘No. You have to go!’ So I began my missionary work in Baptist churches in Dudestii Noi and Carani.

“On March 15, 1998, I was ordained by a committee of seven pastors, including Don Kyer, Thomas Strong, Dan Males, Marius Birgean, and others. Now I serve the Lord in Nadejdea Baptist Church in Sannicolau Mare and Harul Baptist Church in Saravale. My wife Daniella, who graduated from TBBI in 2001, is a great help with women’s and children’s ministries. I give God the glory for His gift of salvation to me and His call into His work!”