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World Convention is currently building a global reference for the  countries and territories where we know there are Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ Congregations. Of the 193 United Nations States, the Stone-Campbell Movement exists in 174. This listing includes other nations and territories, numbering 194 countries where there is at least one representation of our churches.

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The Republic of Moldova  is located between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south. The capital and largest city is Chișinău.

Part of Romania during the interwar period, Moldova was forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union at the close of World War II. Moldova declared itself an independent state with the same boundaries as the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1991 as part of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. On July 29, 1994, the new constitution of Moldova was adopted.


Orthodox Christians, who make up 93.3% are either part of the  Moldovan Orthodox Church, autonomous and subordinated to the Russian Orthodox Church, or the Orthodox Church of Bessarabia, autonomous and subordinated to the Romanian Orthodox Church; 1.9% of the population is Protestant, 0.9% belongs to other religions, 1.0% is non-religious, 0.4% is atheist.

Stone-Campbell Presence

John Crosslin, from Churches of Christ, met a woman from Bendery while teaching Bible in Ukraine in the mid-1990s. Crosslin conducted a gospel campaign in Moldova and baptized about 35 people. Today there are congregations at Bendery and Tiraspol, near the Dniester River in eastern Moldova. The International Church of Christ has a congregation in Chishinev.


Created by Gary Holloway, October 11, 2013

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