July 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

I mentioned in the last report about our plan to go to Spain. We thank the Lord for blessing us. Our travels were under His protection. We were glad to be together with our relatives at the wedding, and in fellowship with the brothers and sisters from Reus for two Sundays.

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Being back in the country, we focused our attention on the baptism scheduled for the last Sunday of July. On the Friday before, the church received these five candidates as new church members, and listened to their testimonies on how they turned to God. It was a time of heart-searching for them and for us. I am sharing one of them with you.

Sister Ana, 80 years old, grew up in a Christian orphanage. There she learned for the first time about God and how to get salvation. Sadly, once she left the orphanage, she gave up everything she had learned and lived a sinful life, far away from God. Shortly before he died, Ana’s father gave her his Bible. He told her to read this book because in it she would meet the Lord Jesus and learn about the way to eternal life. He also told her not to leave the Bible forgotten in a drawer. For awhile this is exactly what happened: the Bible was put away and forgotten. But the Spirit of the Lord searched Sister Ana, she took the Bible and started to read it. God convicted her of her sinful nature and offered forgiveness, and now she is experiencing the “first love” for God. 

By God’s grace, everything went well at the baptism. Two Brothers and three Sisters publicly confessed their faith for their Savior Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord for everything!

Prayer Requests:

-           For the spiritual growth of the five people who were baptized

-           For more people to become saved by God

-           For my family: spiritual and physical health

In Him,

Daniel Petrut

 

May 2017

By the grace of the Lord we ended another year of Biblical School in Bucerdea Granoasa. The last course was about the history of the church. Regarding the Nehemiah course, we decided with Brother Sofrac to continue with the last two courses in this project. We hope this has great impact for the Village of Gabud and not only. At the same time, we hope that the relationships between the brothers and sister in Ocna Mures become stronger, as they serve the Lord together. One of the elders of this church is preparing three persons for baptism this summer, and we hope one more for whom we have been praying: Paraschiva from Mihalt. She has just decided to follow the Lord Jesus and publicly confess Him through bapti

April 2017

We were very glad to meet with Cornel and Gabi Stef. We hope that through them, you have heard news about the work we do in Mihalt. We would love to have you, our brothers and sisters from MBC, with us. We pray that the Lord would fulfill His Will fully in each of us. It would be great joy for us to see you again in Mihalt.

March 2017

 “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.

February 2017

 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:

News from November

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.

News from October

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.

Update from Daniel Petrut

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.