1952 - Gave his life to Jesus.
1958 - Began evangelistic work and preaching
1959 - Joined in smuggling Biles to Christians in communist countries
1958-60 - Attended maintenance mechanics school.
1964 - Married to Aurica, a pastor's daughter; first of ten children born.
October 9, 1974 - Escaped from Romania with two companions by following the Pillar of Light.
1974-1976 - Lived in Austria at a mission for spreading the Gospel to communist countries while sending aid to family still in Romania
1976 - Immigrated to the U.S. with wife and family, where they began a new life in Los Angeles, California, twenty one months after Elijah's escape from Romania.
1976-1981 - Pastor of the Romanian Apostolic Church in Sante Fe Springs, CA; at the same time exployed as custodian, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Costa Mesa, CA.
1976-2001 - Helped establish twelve, Romanian Apostolic churches in California; founded an international ministry of aid and the sharing of the Gospel to refugees from communist countries; moving his family and ministry from California to Missouri, he continues a ministry to churches in the U.S., Europe, and Japan and has founded several orphanages in Romania.