Cristian & Otilia Stroia

Career Missionary since 2017, serving the Georgians of Georgia.

Cristian grew up dreaming of becoming a doctor and bringing healing to people. While he was studying hard toward his lifelong dream, God called him to the ministry of healing souls instead. Not without a fight and after spending a lot of time in prayer, Cristian changed the focus of his studies to Theology and then dedicated his life to spreading the gospel.
Otilia grew up in a mission-oriented family. She also had a dream: a normal, stable life, unlike the one she experienced as a missionary child. She never felt the call to long-term ministry until she experienced God at work in her own life during the ministry she shared with Cristian. After participating in a lot of projects involving children, she is now delighted to raise and love two little miracles of her own, Oliver and Amelia.
Cristian and Otilia worked on two projects in unreached areas of Romania and Ukraine and have been blessed to gain a new perspective on mission amid the challenges of a very traditional, Orthodox, ex-communist culture. At the same time, they got in touch with AFM and had the pleasure of sharing a project for a few years before they started to consider making foreign missions their career. After they prayed and experienced God at work again, they happily answered the call to the Georgia project, being impressed by the needs of this country of 4 million people where the Seventh-day Adventist presence is only five thousandths of one percent. Sharing a similar background with the Georgian people, they are committed to meet their needs and introduce them to their Savior, Jesus Christ, in a way they never heard of Him before.

Frontier Stories

People of Peace

I sighed again, this time with relief. Finding a person of peace sometimes feels like a long shot. But then sometimes they find you.

By: Otilia Stroia
August 01 2020, 10:04 am | Comments 0

A Child Shall Lead Them

God knew that my worst fears about moving to a foreign country were related to my children. Maybe this was His way of letting me know that my children will be loved and happy here in Georgia.

By: Otilia Stroia
July 01 2020, 5:18 pm | Comments 0

Lockdown and Onions

They might be hiding behind an intimidating look, a sober face, a niqab or even cigarette smoke. But they all live, work, love, suffer and hope like we do.

By: Otilia Stroia
June 01 2020, 11:36 am | Comments 0

Unknown Waters

We are, very slowly, learning how to relax and float on stormy waters. We have the certainty that soon we will focus less on survival and more on the beauty of these waters.

By: Otilia Stroia
May 01 2020, 3:00 pm | Comments 0

Gifts from God

Maybe you, dear friends, have been our actual training. Through your love, you taught us how we can be gifts of God here where the European and Asian worlds meet, in the land of hospitality, traffic chaos and boisterous music. Please pray that we can rise to the challenge!

By: Otilia Stroia
February 01 2020, 10:10 am | Comments 0

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