By Lucian Mihailescu
Based out of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, this dynamic ministry interacts with Romanian Adventists all over the world.
With the Lord’s help, „Internet to Heaven” began its activities in January 1998, as the first Romanian Seventh-day Adventist Internet presence on the web.
Our goal is to spread the Gospel through the Internet. We are a team of Romanian and other nationality Adventist brothers and sisters. Our materials are centered around the Romanian Bible Online, which was put on the Internet by our team in June 1998. We also host some of the Romanian writings of E.G.White, biblical materials and studies, health materials, children and youth materials, news, prayer requests, forum, music, web and chat Bible trivia, youth dialogs, radio and Tv programs, podcast etc. Our materials are in both Romanian and English.
Our website can be found at http://www.intercer.org.
We represented Romania on the Internet for the satellite seminars NET’98 (Dwight Nelson), NET New York ’99 (Doug Batchelor), ACTS 2000 (MarkFinley), NET 2000 Chicago (Kenneth Cox), NET 2000 Germany (Geoff Youlden), NET 2000 France (Thierry Lenoir) and General Conference Toronto 2000, NET 2002 “The Galilean” (Lucian Cristescu). We helped with the Internet video streaming for NET 2003 „Time of Reconciliation (Nicolae Butoiu).
As of April 8, 2006, we have over 55,000 visitors per month with a total of over 1,010,000 visits since our beginning. Our TV page www.intercer.tv also has over 18,000 visitors per month.
Internet to Heaven hosts and/or has created websites for Romanian Adventist churches, Institutions and Publications, such as Slobozia, Deva, Bucharest, Timisoara, Simeria, Atlanta, Chicago, Montreal, Hollywood, Chisinau (Moldova Rep.) Romanian Adventist Churches, SCOAR (Romanian ASI), SUP (Prison Service), Muntenia, Oltenia and Banat SDA Conferences, AMiCUS (SDA students Association), Seventh-day Adventist School „Mihai Ionescu”, Orphanages, ADRA Romania, Life+Health review, and many others.
Internet to Heaven sends a weekly news bulletin for Adventist members, a monthly biblical bulletin and a monthly youth bulletin by e-mail to non-Adventist members all over the world. We collaborate with the Romanian Seventh-day Adventist Union and Conferences and with local Adventist churches from Romania as well as from other countries. We want to encourage the young people that feel a call to work in this field to enlist themselves in these activities; to use their web gifts to further God’s kingdom.
We recognize the great potential the Internet has to contact people and to answer to their questions, to communicate not just with text, but with images, audio and video transmission (live or recorded).
Internet to Heaven is operated by volunteers. Our expenses are covered by donations from individuals or Institutions. We thank God and our friends who have helped this ministry, and we give the glory to our Lord and Saviour!
Lucian Mihailescu is President of the Internet to Heaven Ministry