Ligia Mitra – photo by Dorian Copus

The world-changing events of the first Easter are still impacting the lives of ordinary men and women. Here is one woman’s story about the difference Jesus made to her life

Ligia Mitra, 29, is originally from Romania, but now works in a Sussex Bible College

I would like to share with you about the way God reached me with his love. He has taken all my wants and dreams about life and given me all HE wants and still met all my needs. And I am still on that journey of giving myself up and following him every day.

I lived for the first 14 years of my life in a city called Oradea in the north-west of my country. I gave my life to Jesus at the age of 12 and it was the most natural thing to do because my family was part of a church from our local community. I had been taught from a young age to love God and to put all my trust in him and that he has great plans for me.

Even so, all that teaching was just a theory for me. The moment I started to take my relationship with Jesus seriously was when God called my parents into full-time ministry in another city, seven hours away from our home. This big step of faith by my parents really impacted my life. Being able to see God’s faithfulness and provision for our family then changed me completely.

After many years of serving God together with my family, God then started to reveal that he had a calling just for me. So I went to England and for the past four years I’ve lived in a training capacity at the International Bible Training Institute in Burgess Hill. I’ve also been involved in ministry in the college there for the last two years.

My desire is to go back in Romania and continue to serve God in any way he will call me to do. There are so many needs around us and I know that God is calling us, his Church, to be his hands for the world; to be his mouth that brings the Good News; to be his eyes that see the lonely! I am called not to waste my life but bear fruits for my Lord Jesus!