“For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for Him” - a message that resonates strongly in my heart around this time. It’s about a year now since my father passed away. I live with the desire that the Lord would be glorified in us and through us, every day we live on earth.
Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
We thank God for everything He does in our life. Meditating on this, we realize that each situation has a purpose, namely to glorify our Lord. Through the grace of the Lord, we continue the work we started with the churches in the pastoral group in Mihalt:
I write to you with the hope that as years go by we get closer and closer to the glorious event of the Lord’s return. We wish you the blessing of the Lord on you in everything you do for His glory, in 2017.
With God’s help we strive to be diligent in the projects we started: the Nehemiah project in the town of Gabud, with the involvement of the team and church from Ocna Mures, and the Bible School from Bucerdea Granoasa, with the support of the brothers from Caransebes. This year is almost over, and when looking back, we are grateful for His guidance.
We are glad to be able to write from the area where we serve the Lord. Health-wise, Alin is doing much better. He started working again. Still, the family context is still affecting his spiritual maturity. Since his mother dies, he is the one to wash the clothes for his father and brothers, and the one to do all the cooking. He leaves for work early in the morning and returns late at night. We try to stay closely connected with him, as a church, but many times he avoids spending time with us.
Beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord, We thank God for the calling to serve and bring praise to His Name. Glory to God, for it is through His Sacrifice at Golgotha that we have become brothers and sisters! Even though we are far away from each other, we are guided by the same Spirit...
It has been a few months since my father has passed away and I realize more how hard this loss is for all, especially for me. This month, my father would have turned 77 years old. Two of the six members of my family had passed away because of cancer.
After a long break, we have started meeting again with teenagers in Bucerdea Granoasa. I have initiated a series of meetings in which we talk about internet, facebook, video games and other things which may lead to addiction. I challenged them to bring resources for advantages and disadvantages in both Christian and laic backgrounds.