God moved me to Romania

God moved me to Romania

From worship leading and mentoring to Youth Alpha and summer camps, Heidi Longworth has spent the past decade immersed in mission in Romania. It all stemmed from an ‘Abraham and Isaac moment’.

Heidi Longworth (inset, above, on the main picture of a youth group at the Deo Gloria Church) wasn’t all that interested in mission. She definitely wasn’t planning to move to Romania.

But a challenge from God to put some worship lyrics into practice led to an unexpected calling to the city of Hunedoara.

“Mission had never been a priority for me,” she explains.

“I went to Bible college to study worship thinking I was called to work in the UK, so I never really thought about anything else until one evening I was sat in my college room.

“The next day was Worldwide Wednesday, which had a lot of activities around mission. I felt guilty that I wasn’t that interested and prayed about it.

“I felt God challenge me: ‘If I was to send you somewhere, would you go?’ It took me a while to reply but eventually I said yes.”

In what Heidi describes as an ‘Abraham and Isaac moment’ she heard nothing more and went on to work as a music and worship leader at an Anglican church in Hertfordshire for the next ten years.

“I thought God had forgotten and that I could stay in the UK after all,” she says.


Read the whole article in context in the February 2024 issue of Direction Magazine.

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