On August 27, 1991, Moldova declared its independence from the Soviet Union. On the anniversary, the citizens celebrated thirty years of freedom in the capital of Chisinau. Moldovan president, Maia Sandu, was joined by the presidents of Ukraine, Romania, and Poland in the celebration and had a clear message about the future. She emphasized the need for reform to forge a more prosperous, westernized nation free of corruption. Her desire to better her country is due in part to the agreement with the European Union, which designates €600,000,000 to Moldova. The deal is contingent upon anti-corruption policies being implemented to root out deep-seated criminality in the government. This is a worth-while goal, however, Sandu’s countrymen have a desperate need for more than governmental reform.
The majority of the population of Moldova would claim to be Christian, however, the main religion is Eastern Orthodoxy, with only 3% evangelical. Most of the self-proclaimed Christians have never even heard the gospel. Out of 25 people groups, 8 are completely unreached. Moldova is in desperate need of missionaries and church planters. As the Moldovans celebrate freedom from Soviet rule, please pray that the citizens will experience freedom from sin’s rule over their lives.
“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15