Such were the lives of the six youths whom I baptized on Sunday, November 19th, through the work of Christ’s grace. ‘Necros’ in Greek means death, and ‘poema’ means work of art. In recent months, I have been preaching from Ephesians, where chapter 2 mentions our state as spiritually dead people in verse 1, but in verse 6, it is said that we were brought to life in Christ, and in verse 10, we are transformed into a ‘poema’, a spiritual work of art.
Vio was rescued from the clutches of darkness, from the sex trafficking network, thanks to an organization of a member of our church that presents the Gospel. Two young women were rescued from the world of drugs and alcohol, and Edi, from the edge of the abyss, on the verge of ending his life. A young woman found us online and quickly integrated into our church, saying at her baptism that she usually feels anxious among strangers but felt like family at ‘Hope’.
God powerfully worked and brought these young people from NECROS to POEMA. I thank everyone who prays for me and the Lord’s work in Craiova. Prayer requests:
- For the new believers, to remain strong in faith and to face temptations.
- For the new location, as we have grown in number and need more space. Many non-Christians come to hear the Word. Pray for funds for the rent at the new location.
- For more workers, considering the great need to make disciples.
- Pray for a children’s worker.
- Pray for more people to donate 25 USD/month. The work has grown, and so have the needs.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the prayers, encouragement, donations, and everything you do for the Lord and for us here in the mission field. Together we make a difference in this world, without Jesus!