Summer Newsletter 2022
A discussion with a young man
There is a young man who sometimes attends our church services meetings of our church and I talked to him about his spiritual state. He is not saved and he shared that he cannot overcome certain sins in his life. I tried to tell him as clearly as possible that only through the Lord Jesus Christ can he be free. I gave him the example of my personal testimony, how I was once enslaved by alcohol and other things, but Jesus freed me from the enslavement of sin. I also talked to him about repentance. I constantly remain in prayer for him.
Home visits to families in need
This summer I visited a couple poor families in our community, bringing them some food as well. In one of these families I met a blind boy. He was very sweet, and he was curious about who we were, asking us questions. In the other family there was another boy, slightly older. I left him a children’s book filled with pictures and bible verses.
Weekly Bible study visits
There is a middle-aged man who attends our church meetings and has a lot of questions. Our brother and fellow missionary Marian Stoica was the first to connect with him, but I was asked to start visiting him in the months of July and August while Marian was gone in Germany. This man started reading the Bible a few months ago, and I encouraged him to write down any questions he has. When we meet together, I do my best to answer his questions. I, along with a small group of people from our church, go to his home every week and together we read a chapter from the Gospel of Mark and then explain. He welcomes us into his home with joy. He said that since he began talking and visiting with us, he feels that God is enlightening him and he is beginning to understand!
A home for the homeless
Our church, Hope Church Draganesti-Olt, owns a social house where an elderly and sick sister of the church, the woman who cares for her, another sister and a mother with two little girls and one teenager are given a home. This mother was abandoned by her husband and she is very thankful to have a place to live. She works hard for the needs of her family. Pray for the salvation of this family!
All seven people who live in this house benefit from having not only a roof over their heads but also utilities, especially in the winter months. Please pray that we as a church would be able to cover the cost of the water, gas and electricity bills for this social house, especially now that these utilities have become very expensive.
Lord bless you bless and strengthen you.