BE AN EXAMPLE FOR THE NEW GENERATION

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Each time I have great joy to serve with Paul and Tavi, these wonderful young people. We pray that our meetings will be led by the Holy Spirit and that these young people will know God in a personal way. Every week we meet with these young people in an organized place, where we have a relaxing time, games and more. Together we sing songs, and listen to a short Bible message.
Small groups seems like a great thing to me because young people are more opened to ask questions and going much deeper in our discussions about the message.
Pray that we will be inspired by God, to know how to work with young people, at the same time, we want to establish new partnerships and to get help in this work.


How can you get involved?

  • Through prayer

  • Encouragement

  • Short-term visits

  • Events

  • Financial support

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CAMP OF JOY 2019

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It was a wonderful camp! I was amazed by God. As I was working hard with Paul and Tavi (coordinators of the Catalyst program and the camp), I was praying. I was thinking deeply about certain things, namely, will God bring something good out this camp or will it be just another camp experience? I fasted, I prayed with the others, and I was expectant. I went to the camp hoping that God would work in a way that I cannot imagine and that pleases Him. We had many days when we stayed up until 3am to plan and skype with the US team. In the last few days before camp, we entered that "time crisis", because we did not have everything ready. But I trusted that everything would be fine and I also encouraged the team members to believe that this camp will go well. God did not disappoint me and He even surprised me in a pleasant way. Although I had the impression that some young people would be disrespectful or see this camp as a burden, God worked in them. I decided to go to camp with a positive attitude, with joy. I was very glad that the camp site did not have telephone signal and the young people had no possibility to get on the internet. I saw God’s hand in that. It was great to be disconnected from social media and connected to Him.

I arrived at the camp and the scenery was beautiful. I led worship every morning and evening and I participated in groups. We were divided into groups / teams and we had competitions. It was all very beautiful. God called hearts to Him. I saw many young people come out in the front, profess their faith and write down their list of sins. They they lit them on fire as a way to forget them like God does with our sins. My heart has softened so much. I confessed to God that I did not trust His work, but I could see that God does His work as He pleases.

At the end of the camp I felt so bad that it was over. It was so wonderful that I did not want to leave.

Then I had a 9 hour drive back home and it took me about 3 days to recover.

I praise God for all that He did at this camp!

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray for the young people who have decided to follow Jesus, to remain strong in the faith and to seek God. Pray that we are able to them, to seek them out, to talk to them, whether they are at home or at school. We want to encourage them and walk alongside them and the decision they made to follow Jesus.

  • That God will transform the hearts of the young people from Draganesti and the surrounding area and that He will awaken a new generation to seek Him and follow Him.

  • Unity in the leadership team of the Catalyst program.

  • For teams to come here specifically for young people and to help with financial resources, prayer and encouragement.

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GOD AT WORK

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Although sometimes I find it daunting to see in our area that the work with young people is heavy, or they do not change as I want them to change, or we are bothering to do a lot of things and the results are not likely , I want to tell you that recently, I started to see a change in the young people I'm involved in!

We had a retreat in the park with them, where we celebrated 2 people (birthdays), we enjoyed together with games, snacks, but most of all the soul investment! Young people are in a critical life period, they have questions, they want to see examples, because in their families they don’t see anithing like this! That's what we want, to bring Christ into their hearts!



Prayer Requests:

  • This month we will have a youth camp, pray with me that they will receive Christ, and to live for Him!

  • Pray for the leaders, so they will send the right message, worship to God, physical, but also spiritual protection! But most of all we want good spiritual results!

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SEEING GOD'S PROTECTION IN EVERYTHING

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Sometimes I think how good God is with me when I drive a lot, and I am so grateful for His protection!

I had the opportunity to meet some new people, a team of Americans (Ambassador team), wonderful people, who came here to serve in our county and to bring Christ's hope to the hearts of people! We also had a World Race team who worked hard in various projects, children's programs, street evangelism, visits!

The Ambassador team served in our city, here, there are so many lost people who need to hear about salvation! I want to see people come back to God, that's what I pray!

Please join me in the ministry I do, through prayer, support or even in short-term mission trip here with me! I see this need of ministers, workers in our area, but also the need for prayers! People need God, and I want them to see that people are no longer robbed of the evil one! Be partners with me in the work!

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THE CATALYST PROGRAM

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What a great time I had as a leaders of Catalyst program, to hangout with youth from Catalyst!

We went in Craiova at zoo, and we had some interesting conversations! On our way to Craiova, I had the oportunity to share with the boys the Gospel! They had a lot of questions , and i shared with them a litle bit from the Gospel, the message that saves us!

If i’m thinking about, some of them are almost recieveing Jesus in their hearts, but they are fighting with this mentality of this generation who wants to be cool and smart, or with the technology!

Please keep them in your prayers! Also, if you want to talk with some of them, invest in them, even if you are far away , let me know! They are open, young, and they need good examples!

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Giving Bibles

Sometimes I think like: God, how do you will work? How this people will discover you? By that Word that I put in their mailbox?

Usually when I go to distribute Bibles house to house or to give people on the streets, I pray that the Word of God to work in their hearts! The word is sown, but only God will make it grow in their hearts! It is the Word that has power and can change lives, so together, in teams, we are going on the streets to give people Bibles!

Pray for people, to read the Word, to meditate and especially to make a decision about their lives!

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Basket Meeting in Craiova

We had a new opportunity to create relationships: through sports. Americans are very good at this sport, the Romanians are weaker :) but I was glad to see a lot of young people coming to this event organized by us, there were about 100 young people and together with Arizona Team and others American youth, we had a great competition and we, as Romanians, we like competitions!

I pray that God will give us wisdom and create good relationships with these young people, and through these relationships they will know and follow God.

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Ministry in Maldaeni

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A beautiful, big village, but with a small church, along with Arizona team, we went at Brother Cornel from Maldaeni to help him in this dry, thirsty field of God! We had a great time at the church before we left, we sang, we prayed together, we had a wonderful fellowship together! We went on the streets with Bibles in hands, in teams, and we gave Bibles to people and invitations to church programs. We had the opportunity to pray for people on the street, they were glad, someone even said why the Americans came here in their area, they were very amazed, but they also appreciated their coming and their involvement!

We pray that God will work in these people, through the invitations we have given, but also through the Bibles we have provided!

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Arizona Team

Together with a team from Arizona, we organized a local meeting with young people of different ages, we played football and other games such as volleyball, we sang together and also listened some words from teacher Tonk! We pray that God will work in the heart of young people here! It was a great time, and we enjoyed the ministry of Arizona team! Young people in our area need God, I want them to be changed and transformed by God! So we meet every week to have discussions and games! Pray that they will be saved by Him and not be driven by the current of technology in the wrong direction!

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Surround the "fortress" with Prayers

I believe in the power of God and when I pray to Him, He answers. Together with the PVT we surrounded the University of Craiova, we pray for the team here, but also for the students here to know God in a personal way, and the "spiritual" chains, that keep them tied to sin, to be unleashed in His name!

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A "gift" for the body, a "gift" for the soul!

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Together with PVT and World Race teams, we went to a big city called Alexandria to help a brother who asked for help! It was a good privilege to show His love once more, please pray for them! People were very happy with this time of discussion, but also with the fact that they received free glasses.

Also, we offered them a New Testament and an invitation to church programs! Pray that God will work in their lives and save them!

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Regional youth meeting

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After a long period when we didn’t meet in an organized form the young people from Olt County, this month was a good opportunity to bring them to spend time together!

We had a wonderful time of worship, the youth enjoyed the games and it was a good time they met each other! Also, i was glad that it was a great opportunity for these young people who are still not looking for God, to hear about the good news, that Jesus died for them!

I wish this thriving and disoriented generation of youth to have stability, Hope in Jesus, but most importantly: a relationship with Him!

Pray that these regional youth meetings to be an opportunity for young people to surrender their lives to Christ!

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My Beautiful Family

I have such a beautiful family! What I mean is that I am so blessed that God has given me a wife that supports me in work, without her encouragements and prayers I couldn’t do so much!

In our life, we have a beautiful girl, Emanuela! I feel so blessed to have a little girl like her! It's a very good feeling to be a father, and when I think about the relationship between God and His child, it's a great feeling!

God has teaches me a lot through my relationship with my little girl!

Lately, i found out that I will be father once again! Please pray for my family protection, for the pregnancy and my wife.

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Monthly sport meetings

Every month we have sports activities with boys who take part of Church Youth Meetings! Every time, we have a great time playing football together!

There are 15 boys, most of them are not Christians! I started to show them some video with footballers or Christian athletes who share their testimonies, we tried to learn some things about God from them. My goal is to show them that there are athletes who have money, who are not influenced by the "current" of this world (money, drugs, cars, rich, sex, etc.), who live a changed life, who realized that they are sinners and they need God in their lives.

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Serving with responsibility

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Every time there is great joy but also great responsibility when I am in front of the church to lead them into worship ! It is a grace that I can serve in His Church!

This year, God gave me this grace, to be responsible for coordinating the worship department, besides the gifts and the abilities that He has put in me! Worship by singing is like a breath of my soul, a breath of my heart, when I sing, my heart worships God, a God who has mercy on me, God the Creator, the Savior.

I think I'm so limited in my words that I can’t encompass an infinite God! He is the image of the invisible God, He is love, and about His love I want to sing always and always, because only He is the only one who deserves to be praised, because only His name is worthy of praise!

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Restoring the relationship with my father

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I know that God works in a wonderful way, according to His plan, even though I often do not understand it, or I do not see a solution that I would like, or I wish I did not have to go through difficult situations, be hurt, sad, or angry.

I grew up in an Orthodox family, going to church only for holidays. However, it was not a normal family, because there were always many arguments, scandals, bloody beatings, and visits from the police. In my heart it seemed as if I was living in a horror film. I wanted to wake up from this nightmare I was living. I was ashamed of my parents. I never felt peace and calm in my family or in my soul. I was always going into the city of Pitesti, where I grew up, to walk around because it was so hard to stay home. The city was large and beautiful, and I liked being away from home.

At the age of 10, my mother left home to be with her grandmother in Olt, about a 3 hour drive from Pitesti. She remarried and I had to stay with my father. Eventually my father also remarried. Because his wife did not accept me, I had to leave my home to go to my mother. These hard, negative experiences left me feeling unloved and incomplete.

But after I had moved to Olt, through God’s plan, I eventually arrived in a family of Christian believers where I felt I was loved, but especially I understood what true love means, the love of God. I married and became a father, where I understood even more the heart of God.

God worked in miracaculous ways in my life, but He had even more to show me.

My father and I did not talk for 10 years after I left home. Those 10 years were very hard for me. I never wanted to hear from him again. For me, it was as if he no longer existed.

But over time, God softened my heart and gave me a great desire to search for my father. God told me to go to him and take the first steps in seeking and restoring the relationship. At first it was very difficult. I could not understand why God asked me to do this; did he not see how much I had suffered and how I had not had a normal childhood? But eventually I said I would do what He said.

I went to Pitesti, my favorite city, and went to my uncle and asked for my father’s phone number. I found out that my father had separated with his wife, the one who had made my life hard and driven me out of the house all those years ago. I also learned that my father had health problems.

I called my father, and he recognized my voice. I told him I wanted to see him and for us to talk.

That first meeting with him was very emotional, bringing me to tears. It was hard to see him, as he had aged and even now had gray hair. But we were able to talk for hours and I even spent the night at his place. I told him that although I lost my childhood, I do not want to lose any more beautiful moments by never seeing him again. God did a miracle in me and began to change my heart.

Yes, it really is very difficult for a man to forgive, but knowing that God asks for this, he asks you to let go of your pride and ego, even if it hurts you in order to choose to do what is good, you can trust that everything will be fine.

Ever since reconnecting with my father, we always talk on the phone, we visit each other, and we have great time.

Now I pray for his salvation. I told him what kind of man I was in the past and how God changed my life, gave me a hope and a future, especially the knowledge that there is life beyond this one. Please pray that my father will also understand the message of the Scriptures and will come to terms with God.

I can say that God has done many miracles in my life. I have many personal testimonies of how He has intervened in my life. I believe that if we let Him work, He does in a beautiful way, even if sometimes it's hard for us. God knows best what He does if we make ourselves available to Him!

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Christmas is Coming!

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How wonderful it is that this holiday is nearing, but even more wonderful is when we go caroling, to sing songs about the One who was born to bring salvation. 

We started these caroling events in Draganesti, where many members of the local community were invited, including many teachers and the mayor. It was a wonderful time with a good program. People were happy and enjoyed listening to the messages of the songs. During the caroling I was praying that God would speak to the people, and make them think about the true value of Christmas.  

After we finished caroling, one of the school teachers stood up and with tears in her eyes, told us “You have given me a great joy by caroling. It seems like God sent you here. You sang very beautifully and truly this is the significance of Christmas, the birth of Christ and we must rejoice in Him. Thank you from my heart, you brought me joy and light.” When I heard these words, I thought “wow – look at how God works and even listens to prayers! I thank God that He moved in somebody’s spirit.

The day before the event, when I invited people, I gave an invitation to my wife's former class director, but because he was ill he could not come. During the carols I heard the sad news that he had gone to eternity. It was a very sad moment; he was a special teacher! It made me think, God, what is life? Today we are, tomorrow we are not!

Today we continued the caroling events at a mission point of the Hope Church, in Stoenesti. Many people attended and the church was full. While we were singing, although I was quite tired, I was looking at the faces of people who were sad and hopeless. But we sent the message of Hope, the Birth of Jesus!

We convey the fact that Jesus is not a story.  Although many people are caught up, occupied, uncaring or have replaced Jesus with Santa, my desire is to send the message that we need to put God at the center of all our holiday events. He is the most important thing about Christmas!

Your prayers are very important, so continue praying that God will work and soften people's hearts for these holidays!

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Youth Meetings

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In our youth meetings our wish for every one of them is to have personal experiences with God. Every week we have a gathering where we play games, praise God through songs, we study the Bible and we pray together but the thing that I want most for them is to have experiences with God.

Unfortunately, this generation is more connected to the internet and social networks and less connected to real meetings or games. For them it’s even hard to meet people face to face and socialize.

Recently, I had the opportunity to go alongside 25 young people from our mission area to Alba Iulia, at a conference. I was very happy that we were able to take them out of their context for 3 days to enjoy some time together. The outcome was awesome and they loved the time spent there.

I realized that is very important to implement God’s principles in these young people, to listen and to help them with everything we can. Pray for them to stay united in their search for God and for others to come! Pray for us, their leaders, to set an example for them and to help them in their path.

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A visit at the hospital

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At some point in this life, every person has a time when nothing makes sense. It’s a time when the emotional or physical pain is bigger than usual.

A specific case is Lucas, a man who comes to our youth meetings. A while ago, he suffered a serious bicycle accident: he rode the bicycle at high speed on a valley and it didn’t have brakes so he fell and was hospitalized with bad injuries. Joined by the youth from the Catalist program, I went to see him and we prayed for him. I remember one thing that he said to me: “God gave me a chance, I could have died there”. I talked to him and I told him to set things right with God because we don’t know how long we will be on this earth.

I invite you to carry him in your prayers. Let’s pray for a change in his heart and to receive Christ as his savior. We don’t know when we’ll leave this world therefore we must be prepared and reconciled with Him.

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Christmas is about Giving

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It is the time of year where we celebrate Christmas, one of the most beautiful holidays, especially when there is snow. 

Once again this year, I was involved in distributing Christmas gifts to children, together with my fellow missionary Marian. It is a big effort to collect, load and distribute the gifts but it is also always a great joy. Through Marian and his partners, God blessed a few dozen children with gifts.

We went to the pre-schools in several different villages in the area to offer the gifts. Although it was cold both outside and in some of the classrooms, I have to admit the smiles of the children made me forget about the cold. 

It was disappointing to see that in these pre-schools some teachers are combining the birth of Jesus with Santa Claus. It is sad to see that people are missing the true reason for this holiday. But I had the opportunity to sing Christmas carols together with two German families and we shared about the true meaning of Christmas!

Please pray that God will continue to work this Christmas season. Pray that people will realize that we are not celebrating Santa, but we are celebrating Jesus Christ, who was born, lived a perfect life and gave His life for us so that we could have salvation and eternal life with God!

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