Dana is the wife of George Serban, a church planter in Stoienesti, Romania.
I was born and raised in a family of nominal Orthodox Christians. However, I had no idea who God was, and I had hardly even heard about God. This was because my father was an alcoholic and violent and did not want us to have anything to do with church. So, I never went to church. When I was eleven, my mother decided to divorce my father. There were six of us children, and because we were under the age of eighteen, we were left in our mother’s care. We started to attend an Evangelical church in our neighborhood; it was there that my mother became a follower of Jesus Christ.
I wanted to follow Jesus also, so I prayed to receive Him in my heart; however, I was not truly converted until I was eighteen years old. I understood then that I could not live a double life and serve two masters. I gave my life to Christ to follow Him with all my heart; my happiness would be in God and fulfilling His will in choosing my way in life—even who my husband would be. It was not an easy road. I had disappointments, struggles, failures, and weaknesses; but Jesus Christ was always there beside me—helping me to go further and to grow spiritually and to know Him increasingly more.
I am extremely happy and I thank God that He had mercy on me and was patient with me in making me His child.
I understand that it is a tremendous privilege to be God's child and that it is not because of me, but because of His endless grace and goodness.
My desire is to grow more spiritually, to be more like Him, and to serve my husband and children, so that my children might grow up with the fear of God and that I would be a good example to them.