The great majority of the population is professedly Eastern Orthodox in religion, and suspicious of evangelicals. Many, encouraged by their priests, actively oppose believers and try to obstruct them in their witness and ministry. This is especially true of Moldova’s thousands of villages where the authority of the priest is strong, and where traditionally people are very conservative in religion.
Today it is estimated that there are still over 1,000 villages without an evangelical witness, perhaps without even one believer living in them. Moldova is needy not just materially and economically, but spiritually.