Yesterday the weatherman said it would rain all day. We prayed for sunshine and the Lord answered. One of the volunteers asked, did you know it wouldn’t rain? No, I just asked our Father to give us what we needed to accomplish his plans.
And His plan is amazing–now it is late Friday night and all the team is asleep here in Moldova while I write this letter. What has transpired this week in this corner of the country nestled between Romania and Ukraine is really beyond amazing. Over 400 people stopped by the pastor’s garage across from the church to get free glasses along with a New Testament and a clear gospel presentation. All this was done Continue reading “Yesterday the Weatherman Said it Would Rain”
Angela lives in a small Moldovan village, her husband, Mihai, has to live in the capitol for work. They don’t get to see each other often. They have 3 kids, the oldest being 2 years old. Through the local church we are able to provide them with a food bag and a Bible. God is using us to remind her that He is taking care of her and her family.
Summer is upon us, vacations are happening, the schedules are packed, people are traveling, the camp registrations are coming in, the gospel literature is ready, the glasses are sorted, and the teams are in training. Wow! A year ago we were transitioning opportunities and not sure exactly what was in store, but now we find ourselves in the midst of new relationships and new ministry opportunities.
One such relationship began about two months ago. We received an e-mail asking for help in Moldova off our website. Continue reading “New Testaments in Turkey”
I will never forget a little guy I met a couple of years ago. His name was Pavel and he had his pockets stuffed with cookies as he walked over to talk with me. I asked him why he had so many cookies—he said he was hungry and did not really believe that there would be more at the next meal. I told him that there would be enough for him to eat some everyday for the next week—he smiled and turned around and listened to the bible lesson as cookie crumbs etched his face. A few days later he still had his pockets crammed with cookies and had attended all the lessons, and was ready to believe what was being taught because Continue reading “The Gospel & Cookies”
It’s been a long winter in many parts of the world. And the kids are getting anxious, they know spring is here, but more to the point they know that summer is right around the corner and that means one things – camp! Right now, several national and international teams are preparing for another outreach that, since the fall of communism, has proven to be very effective—Kids Camp. The evangelistic day camps are a terrific way for the national based churches to Continue reading “Summer Is Coming!”
I wish you could have been with me to see their eyes. They were wide eyed as I explained the Gospel. They were fascinated with the changing colors and followed my every move. And they were not even kids. They were Muslim background believers (MBB) now pastors, youth leaders, children’s workers all amazed at the story bag. It was not high tech, it was simple fabric. One of them asked where they could get such a tool—the others were all inspecting the balance of the other 14 story bags and when I told them they could each take one, well it got a little crazy. Continue reading “Resourcing Pastors”