News Release

Country-wide Church Conference in Romania Talks About How to Help Others

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Romania held their semi-annual District Conference on May 11th and 12th 2024. Among the conference themes were topics such as helping and lifting others like Jesus Christ, and fostering sacred relationships with God. Europe Area Seventy, Elder Michael Cziesla, who presided over the conference, and Romanian District President Radu Stoica, both addressed these important subjects.

In conjunction with the regular conference sessions, a reception was held on Sunday morning, where local dignitaries and NGO leaders were invited to learn about how Church humanitarian work in Romania provide services to many who are not members of the Church help meet their basic needs.

Among the guests were Mr. Ciprian Olinici, Romanian’s Secretary of State for Religions and Lia Dascal, founder of “Asociației Diferit Brașov”, a non-profit organisation promoting rights and interests of people with autism and other mental and neuromotor disorders. She said: “The conference experience  was like a source of light into my heart, strengthening my spiritual and human connections. In the midst of a warm and united community, I felt not only an atmosphere of acceptance and love, but also a strong urge to contribute to the good of those around me. The Church's efforts to support self-reliance and individual development are truly remarkable, representing a vital bridge between faith and action in our contemporary world.”  

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