Updates - July 2017

 

 

A new begining

 

The beginning of Curtici Baptist Church is linked to a young man named Mihai Brumar. who in 1887 came from Budapest and settled in Curtici to work as a shoemaker. Immediately he started to profess the faith he found in Budapest listening to the sermons of Baptist preachers. A small group of women joined him to pray and worship together. Soon after, the first man came to join them, many more followed. First they met in private homes and later they bought a plot on Stefan Cel Mare street and built a house of prayer. Not long after, this house became too small for the number of people gathering. So they decided to build a new church that would fit at least 600 souls.


Construction began in the spring of 1912 and ended in the fall of the same year, which was record speed for that time. The beautiful new building served generations of Baptist believers for 102 years. But in recent years the building began showing serious signs of wear and it was clear that something needed to be done soon. The problems were many and major:  weak brick walls built without foundation; an aging roof; deteriorating ceilings, floors, mechanical systems and furniture. 


Considering all these things, as a church under God’s guidance we decided to start anew.  As our brothers in 1912 made a building that served several generations after them, we also seek to raise a church building, beautiful and welcoming, where generations to come would worship God and praise his name.


Considering this great endeavor in front of us we are thankful to all our friends both close and far who are generously joining us in this project. The first and most important thing that we ask you to do is to come in prayer before God and ask for his Grace. We believe that He has all the resources prepared for us.


And those who can also help us financially, we thank you and wish you God’s blessed rewards!


      



 

 

 

Un nou inceput

Inceputurile Bisericii Baptiste din Curtici se leaga de numele Mihai Brumar care in 1887 a venit de la Budapesta si s-a stabilit in Curtici ca sa profeseze meseria de pantofar dar mai ales sa-si marturiseasca credinta primita ascultand evanghelia propovaduita de pastorii baptisti de acolo. Curand in jurul lui s-au adunat un grup de femei sa se roage si sa slaveasca pe Dumnezeu. Primul barbat care li s-a alaturat a platit pentru credinta lui cu slujba sa de la primarie. Mai tarziu au cumparat un teren pe strada Stefan cel Mare unde au construit o casa de rugaciune.  In scurt timp acest locas a devenit neincapator.

In anul 1912 au hotarat sa construiasca o casa de rugaciune unde sa intre cel putin 600 de suflete. Constructia a inceput in primavera anului 1912 si s-a terminat in toamna aceluiasi an. Un record pentru acea vreme . A fost o cladire frumoasa care a slujit cateva generatii de credinciosi baptisti. Dea lungul anilor aceasta cladire a gazduit sarbatori deosebite , binecuvantari, nunti si alte evenimente cultice.

In ultimii ani aceasta cladire a inceput sa dea semne serioase de uzura si a devenit evident ca e necesara o reinnoire.  Peretii au avut nevoie de subzidiri deoarece in vremea in care a fost construita nu se faceau fundatii.  Igrasia o data aparuta a fost agravata de faptul ca in urma cu 35-40 ani peretii exteriori au fost placati cu placi ceramice. Acoperisul si tavanul necesitau o totala reconstruire. Culoarele interioare de trecere erau insufficient de largi pentru a se conforma standardelor actuale pentru cladiri publice.

Luand toate acestea in considerare, sub calauzirea lui Dumnezeu si impreuna cu toata biserica am hotarat sa facem o lucrare noua. Dorim ca aceasta lucrare sa fie facuta in numele lui Dumnezeu astfel ca generatiile viitoare sa poata glorifica pe Dumnezeu intr-un loc placut, cald si primitor.

Avand in vedere acest proiect mare care ne sta in fata suntem recunoscatori tuturor prietenilor Bisericii Baptiste din Curtici, de aproape sau de departe care doresc sa fie alaturi de noi in aceasta lucrare. Primul si cel mai important lucru pe care vi-l cerem este sa veniti alaturi de noi in rugaciune, cerand ajutorul si binecuvantarea Sa pentru aceasta lucrare.

Celor care puteti ajuta financiar va multumim si va dorim alese bincuvintari din partea lui Dumnezeu.