Ion lives and serves in Chișinău, the capital of Moldova. Moldova is a picturesque and unique country in great need of the gospel. He comes from an orthodox background and did not have a personal relationship with God until he was 22. After meeting Jesus, he joined a local church, where he found fellowship and community. For 6 years, he felt that God was preparing him for something greater than just sitting and working on a computer all day. Because of his passion for football (soccer), he started football small groups. In these small groups, Ion could help teenagers know more from the Bible and experience a personal relationship with the Savior. After some time passed, Ion’s ministry evolved into something greater—he was asked to become a full-time missionary with Josiah Venture (JV). This fall, he started his ministry with Josiah Venture by developing JV Edge Football in Moldova. Now, he aspires to empower young people to make disciples and to connect with other churches throughout the country for a bigger influence through football.