In early June 2012 Intercer celebrated 15 years of activity! Intercer started as the first created Romanian Adventist website, and today Intercer has a network of biblical websites continuing to be the most popular Romanian Adventist website, with a monthly average of 60,000 unique visitors.
Intercer activity started from zero in 1997. In 1996 I was my local church host for Net’96 satellite seminar and I found out about the „It Is Written” Adventist website (iiw.org). Then I was able to visit it for the first time in 1997, after an internet connection was introduced at our work. Then I managed to access the Internet from friends and later from home. At that time, dial-up was quite expensive for an individual user. By the way, my wife Rozalia was baptised in 1996 after Net’96 series.
In the summer of 1997 we began the creation of the first Romanian Adventist website at the time. This was the website for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in my home town of Slobozia, Ialomita, Romania. The idea of creating an Adventist website came when I read the article „Internet & the Gospel” by Octavian Lupu. Then we continued our activity through our newly created Intercer Non-Profit Organization, known also as Intercer. „Intercer” is a short for „Internet to Heaven”. We did not get any salary for the first 12 years of our activity. We received donations, but these were not enough to support the ministry expenses. So we also personally contributed to cover all ministry expenses, including paying third-party providers and so on. Since 2009 we try to build a self-supporting system to allow us to continue, while we are able to survive through these tough times, maintain and develop new features for our websites.
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We want to thank God for His help all these years. Also we want to say „Thank you!” to our co-workers, sponsors, collaborators and website visitors!
Watch a 3-min video interview with Alexa Smith (host) and Lucian Mihailescu, Intercer Canada’s President.