Jeroen & Marieke Baks

Stan, Micha, Elianne, Timon

Romania longs for reliability. It's our desire that Romanians - through Christians - will see that God is so faithful that they can build their lives upon Him.

Jeroen and Marieke Baks have lived in Romania since 2009. In the summer of 2012 they left the big city of Timisoara where they made their first steps as missionaries. Together with their children Stan, Micha and Elianne they moved to the southern region of Oltenia. In Oltenia, they were involved in church planting, children's ministry and social work. 

In the spring of 2016 they made another step in mission by moving to Câmpina. Here they worked the local church planted 13 years ago by Jurjen and Loredana. At first sight everything looked good in this little town at the foot of the Carpathian mountains: a lot of welfare, a flourishing economy, a well educated people, beautiful nature. Nevertheless, they saw a lot of people suffering. Loneliness, poverty and social injustice makes Câmpina a town in need.

Together with Jurjen and Loredana, Jeroen and Marieke are reaching out to the gypsy communities in the area, helping elderly people in a practical way and doing evangelistic outreaches in the neighbourhood. In this way they are making the local church in Câmpina relevant for the community and will make a difference for the people in need.

Years ago Jeroen and Marieke started to learn about Romania and both of them were moved by the country and its inhabitants. Jeroen’s background is in building and he would like to serve using this experience. Marieke would like to invest her time in working with families. They long to show the Romanians that God is so faithful that they can build their lives upon Him.

Country of origin

With ECM since 2009
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