Dobrovat, John & Mariana
MARIANA; I was born and raised in a Christian home in Romania. I was very fascinated with God’s Word since early age and read it over and over again. Although I made a profession of faith at 16 and got baptized at 18 years old, I had not owned the fact that I was a sinner until later when I was about 27 years old. JOHN: I was born and raised in a Orthodox family. I made a profession of faith at 18 and got baptized at 20years old. The Lord was changing me as I was avidly reading His Word while my tears couldn’t stop flowing. He broke all chains and made me new. Mariana and I began talking and later dating. We got married in 1980 and started a family. TOGETHER We ve been in the US with our three children since 1990. After 1994, we started going back to Romania, one time to three times a year. We felt that the Lord was using us like He used Joseph, to feed his family back in the homeland he came from. John started a ministry with Peter Saputo, an elder from SVBC, CA in 1997. The ministry was based on James 1:27. In 2003, the Lord burdened John’s heart for the young people in our churches in Romania. When our daughter and son in law, Georgiana and Daniel, went as missionaries to Romania in 2013, they continued the work with some young people that were left there. In addition to this work, Mariana and Stephanie, our youngest daughter went every summer to encourage and work with children with AIDS in Romania.