I was called upon to preach in the community of Jupanesti, close to Pitesti. I asked my friend, Adi Barbu (Christian singer) to come with me to sing and to share his testimony. We left together to go there. We drove over 150 kilometers to get there. When we arrived, the people were gathered and sitting on chairs in front of the church. They had come from many different communities to participate at the program, however the leader had told us that there were too many people to have everyone together in the building. After 2 local preachers had given short exhortations, my friend, Adi, sang and shared his testimony, and then I was invited to preach. I had other Biblical messages prepared, and in that evening I felt as if not even one of the messages that I had was not appropriate for that group. I prayed and said, “God, I don’t know what these people need for me to say, I don’t know what to say. Please if you want to use me, give me a message from You.” I then shared with them how I came to God when I was 15. I preached from the text that the previous preacher had. After my sermon, I let the local leader make an altar call and I withdrew… During his call, 2 people went to the front. The local leader wanted to give communion and finish the service, however I felt as if there were more people who wanted to come to the front, but were embarrassed. I asked for permission to speak again, and I started to make another altar call for whoever wanted to come to the front to repent. At least 9 children and a man named Doru came to the front. I prayed for each one of them individually using The Sinner’s Prayer. When I got to Doru, because he was very tall, it was very hard to lead him in the prayer and I had to stand on my tiptoes in order to whisper in his ear the words of repentance, in which he was supposed to say. Even though he was a big and tall man, his heart was touched and softened by the Word of God. After I had led all the people that gave their lives to Christ, one at a time with The Sinner’s Prayer, I called the local servants to come and pray through putting hands of those who gave their lives to the Lord Jesus. I was profoundly impressed by the number of children who came to the front to receive Christ into their hearts. One of the children, 14 years old, who had a white hood on his head, couldn’t stop crying. He felt the presence of God in that place and there were some special moments of grace. I was reminded of the time when I came to Christ 12 years ago and when I couldn’t stop crying either. I rejoiced that the Lord used me to bring others to Him. It isn’t the first time when others come to Christ through me or during my sermons…however, it is the first time when so many souls repented following my sermon. This was a big encouragement that I can continually accept, to go and preach wherever I am called. This experience strengthened me, hundreds of kilometers, church to church, to preach the Word of God. It isn’t in vain, but it brings fruit. In the last 2 months, I have traveled over 5,000 kilometers by car for the work of God. There are people who have told me that I should think more about me, about my material state, my future, to put money aside for me, instead of spending so much money on traveling as well as gas, however, my biggest happiness is to see that I am used by God and that He accompanies my preaching, as the result. Then I know that I am in His will. The Lord Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” (Matthew 6:19-20) Because of this, my treasure is to work for God and to gather rewards in heaven with God.
- More opportunities to organize evangelistic events and to preach the Gospel
- More souls to be brought to salvation through me
- That The Lord would give me His divine leading according to His plan of work, which he has in continuation with me.