Oradea dates back to a small 10th century castle, while its bishopric was founded during the 11th century by King Ladislaus I of Hungary. Partnering with Dr. Paul Negrut of Emanuel University in Oradea, seminary trained teams will assist in discipling future church leaders commissioned to Eastern Europe for the gospel.
In November of 2000 Dr. Traylor, Stan Lewis, and Dennis Wilson first went to Romania at the invitation of the staff from Emanuel University in Oradea, Romania. From the moment that they met the Romanians these men knew that God had ordained the trip and a close partnership would develop between Olive and Emmanuel.
In the years since, many teams have gone to Emanuel to teach the students at the university and to preach and minister in the local churches. In addition, other teams have gone to support the work of local churches under the auspices of Emanuel University. Emanuel is one of the few accredited evangelical universities in Europe and they have several hundred students from nearly a dozen countries studying in their programs. Under the leadership of Dr. Paul Negrut the school has grown and their educational tracks include pastoral ministry, missions, social work, and business.
In addition to the school Olive has also worked closely with Dr. Elijah Soritau who serves at Emanuel and who was trained in the U.S. Elijah and his wife, Raelene, have developed a ministry to terminally ill children and their families through their personal journey of cancer affecting the life of one of their children, Tori.
|Major Religions:||Non-religious: 3.4%; Islam: .7%; Christianity 95.8%|
|Unreached People Groups:||5|
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