I want to apologize for not updating our ministry in Corabia. We have experienced good months of ministry. While our focus has been in young people and children, at the same time, we have not neglected the adults. Every Wednesday we have a time of discipleship for the purpose of shaping character and maturity in Jesus Christ.
We started Awana for children and youth. The Awana program will minister to needs in the children’s lives. Of course, the first and greatest need is to turn to God. Another need is to learn discipline and obedience. We have also seen two children who have some knowledge of the Bible, but the church they frequented was dissolved.
Needing more Christians to join us leading the Awana program, I realized that some of our young people can help us. So we are training them both in salvation and in developing a service mentality.
One of our women who comes to the church and helps us keep our rented space clean, lost her husband. He was the sole income provider for the family. In this tragedy we were with Nina and the children in their suffering through prayer and encouragement. The children were especially very disturbed. With winter coming she needed wood to keep the house warm. Through our brothers God helped us buy wood for her, which you can see some of the wood in the picture.We are also helping this family with a food package each month .
We have a prayer request: Nina prayed to the Lord for salvation, but something keeps her from being baptized. Pray for her to take this step, too.
The holiday season is full of hopes and expectations. A group of young people from Codlea, along with brother Michael Jordan, gave us great joy. They organized a special event to commemorate the birth of Jesus, and the children also received gifts. Besides this event, we caroled three families. After we caroled a family in Orlea, the police pulled us over us. They were curious to know why we drove so many cars in a column. They thought we were drunk and scandalous. After he gave us back our documents, I spoke with him. Then the policeman said, “Ah, your religion does not allow you to drink alcohol”.
In our hearts and others’ hearts, the message of the birth of Jesus was accentuated by the carols sung by the group of young people from Sebes Alba. Together we caroled 16 families. Every year these young people give us great joy coming to the south of Romania.