Cristi Golas and his wife, Cami, planted a church called Living Hope Church in Pitesti, Romania. This was accomplished in partnership with Prairie Hill and Valley Free Churches.
Living Hope Church hosts weekly worship services, Bible studies, and outreach events aimed at young people. Oftentimes, the individuals they reach are those who are homeless or from disadvantaged neighborhoods. Cristi and Cami have sometimes used large shipping containers in city parking lots as makeshift ministry centers to tutor or disciple youth. Highlights of their ministry also include bringing young people to camps.
There are 12 main neighborhoods in Pitesti, Romania. Cristi has a vision of reaching each of these neighborhoods with a unique ministry serving the specific needs of that community.
Living Hope Church focuses their efforts on the Razboieni and Coremi neighborhoods which are considered to be the poorest in the city.
Our vision for these neighborhoods is to be a bright light of hope. We will love the unlovable. We will be friends to the lonely. We will show people that there is only One Perfect Friend who will never leave them, nor forsake them, even if the world rejects them. - Cristi Golas