In March we mobilized a group from the Hope Church together with some visiting youth from another country to make packages with devotionals (calendar books with evangelistic messages) and seed packets to put in the ground. Many families and individuals with gardens in the community received these packages. While delivering them, I was also able to speak to those whom I met on the doorstep or at the gates of their houses. Many times I would share a short message with them, such as “God loves you and wants to reconcile His relationship with you.”
In April my wife and I visited and helped some Ukrainian refugees who arrived in Craiova. Some had health problems or were elderly. We bought them some medications and my wife gave them massages. One of the people we met was an 89-year-old woman named Liuba. She enjoyed the visit a lot and at the end of our time with her, we sang the song: Salvation was given to us / without any payment / Through Jesus crucified / without any payment. A sister in Christ from Ukraine who accompanied us and translated for us was able to share the message of the song with Mrs. Liuba.
At the beginning of May, Pastor George Serban and I were called to help in an evangelistic event for two days in the town of Urziceni, Ialomita County. After youth would finish school, the parks in town would be full of middle school and high school students. We had the opportunity to talk to two youth girls, and one of them understood that the wages of sin is death, telling us “It means we have no escape from hell!” Following this, we shared with them how they can be forgiven through the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus and this is the only escape. We also spoke with a young adolescent with whom we were able to share the Gospel using an evangelistic cube which shows clear images representing the key principles of the Gospel.
Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter and to pray for me to preach the Gospel here in Draganesti-Olt and make disciples. May the Lord bless you and give you His peace.
Opris Daniel, Pastor-Missionary