The passion of my life is to make disciples after Jesus’ model. Therefore my activities are in this sphere; whether discipling the youth and adults from Craiova or discipling the workers and missionaries in Romania. In this update, I will present testimonies from both categories.
Every Friday night, I meet with youth from Craiova to explain the Word of God and help them to apply it in their life and I also meet with them one-on-one during the week. Here are a few testimonies from people who attend the Friday night Bible study:
“Raul has helped me a lot in my personal growth and in my relationship with the Lord, he has shown me God’s will through His word and helped me realize certain ways of seeing the Christian life, every time I have a question he has a wise answer, this is because I know for sure that he is led by the Holy Spirit! And he helps the young people a lot in the Friday group through the study he does, he shows us a broader and more detailed vision of the Bible! So in short for me personally it is a blessing!”
“Raul has a strong impact in my life, a great influence in my Christian life and a concrete example, I always see God in Raul, his involvement is very important not only in my life but in everyone’s life, in Raul we find a man who understands, he listens to us and most importantly he helps us, Friday night is the time when every question has an answer and with the help of the Holy Spirit and Raul we reach a deep understanding of the Bible.”
“On Friday evening, I am happy to see Raul’s passion and patience to teach the young people who are often at the beginning of their walk with God. Raul is a true example and I am encouraged first of all by his example of being quick to say “YES” to what the Lord asks him and just as he quickly says “yes” I have a wonderful church to come to, he managed to build a community even more special!”
The second activity is our missionary equipping program, E2E. We just finished our 6th generation in March. We had graduation last week. Here are some testimonies from them about how they were impacted through this program:
“The program helped me a lot to better understand the Scriptures, the Jewish culture, and how to use my gifts efficiently both in my family and in the work of the Lord. Also, how I can be useful in church planting through the works in which I am involved; children, young people and adults.”
“The E2E program helped me to discover more of my spiritual gift, to be more disciplined in the work that God called me to do, to do things in a step-by-step order that is suitable for church planting. To have the courage to promote the work along with its needs, something I have not acquired or seen in others. E2E has helped me practically more than others have helped me in the entire time I have been in ministry!”
“For me, the E2E program helped me to develop more on the evangelism and discipleship side of my gifts.”
“In the program, I learned many new things that are useful to me in helping my husband in church planting, and more precisely the importance of implementing well-structured projects in the ministry and the efficiency of partnership.”
“E2E for me was a very beneficial time. It helped me to understand better, practically, the mission work in which I am involved. It helped me to discover certain gifts, which I was not aware of before, and to make them fruitful.”
- We just completed the 6th generation of our E2E program. Please pray about the 7th generation that will start in September. We want God to bring the students that He has prepared for this.
- Youth camp – We want to have another youth camp this summer. Please pray for us to raise the funds and leaders needed. Our goal is to have 50 youth attend. Most of them are coming from non-Christian environments.
- Discipleship with youth – Pray for my one-on-one meetings with the youth; for them to accept Christ and life with Him.
- Financial support – We need 39 more people to donate $25 a month for ministry needs.
- Please continue to pray for my preaching out of Revelation; to bring many people to the knowledge of Jesus Christ.