God is Stronger than my own thoughts

Evangelism

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Thank you for your prayers and support in the work that God place me here in Romania. It is almost one year since I started to do evangelism on the street where I experienced many beautiful moments and moments that I would like to forget. Recently I had an experience in the mission field that gave me a great joy.

On Friday I'v got to go to a meeting with the my small group that I have in Craiova and while I was on the way from my apartment living a bit earlier, praying while on the way, the Holy Spirit whisper in my ear that while on the way to tell people about Jesus. I was thinking, good if I have brochures in the bag I will do it.

When I reached in my bag I realized that my hand was full of brochures. I started to distribute the brochures and when I looked at their faces expression it was like "what happened with this young man, what is he doing this for"

I distribute hundreds of them and was discouraged many times, but the Spirit of the Lord made me understand the mission and He gave me strength and guide. I understood that in a time like this God place me here and now to sow his truth as Scripture says:

"I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase." 1 Cor. 3:6

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Discipleship


Also, I thank God that gave me grace to make disciples a few people who are coming regularly on Fridays where they are learning the truth, how to study the bible, how to apply it on a personal level and how to pray to our Lord Jesus. I was very happy that God gave me the grace to see how Mrs. Lili progressed in the spiritual realm.

In the beginning she would not even wanted to socialize with the others, very shy but slowly in time she got used with people and even started to pray on her own. A month ago, I helped her to pray. I asked her to repeat after me. God surprised me how he worked in her life, and I am praying that one day she will make a step of faith in asking Jesus for forgiveness and for salvation of her soul!

Social work

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In the work that I do it is necessary for me to do social work. God put in my heart to help Alin's family who died a few mounts ago. All summer I had the privilege to take food for them, and things that they need. The living condition where the kids are very poor and it is hard to see that humans lives there. But the beautiful thing in one of the teen (Alina) is in the 9th grade school in Craiova. I encouraged her by buying her books for the annual school

It is wonderful to see how God is giving me strength to do all this work and not only but even to provide for all my need daily. I thank the Lord for all my brothers and sisters that supports me among the ones that they are in darkness, and do not know the truth. All the honor belongs to THE LORD.

Prayer request

  • Pray that God will send a person that I can work, share, the load in the ministry through evangelism, discipleship, and social work.

  • Pray for boldness and courage to preach the gospel on the street

  • Pray that the truth of Christ to bring salvation in the lives of those who do not know him as their savior.

  • Pray that God will provide all my necessary resources that I need to function every day. My support is at 70% and needs to get to where I can be free of thinking about it. Need a few people to stand in the gap with me at $25.00/mo. Would you be the one?

  • For a wife, a helper in my life.

    Thank you for your partnership

    In Christ

    Lucian

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From the Discipling Group

Praise God because He prepares the hearts of people for the truth of Christ to be planted in them. Tonight we enjoyed the visit of Brother Cornel Stef and Walter Windsor. Windsor shared with us some of his experiences with God and the certainty He has that He will be with God one day.

The people who came to the group this evening were very open to answering the questions I asked them. For example: How can we discover Jesus? What prevents us from having a relationship with Jesus? How can we have a relationship with Jesus?

The conclusion was as follows: We must pray and through prayer we can confess our sins. We must believe in what the Lord has given us and in the end to persevere on the narrow path.

With love Lucian Brinceanu

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Experience the Power of God

Dear ones,

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I greet you in the name of Christ. 
September was a grace-filled month for me. Despite the trials and opposition of the enemy, I had grace to experience the power of God in the mission field. God gave me the desire to go out on the streets to share the Gospel with people. The Holy Spirit reminded me of Psalm 126:6: “Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.” I understood that some people's opposition to the gospel is not new and I do not have to give up, but I have to cry, fast and pray for them by name. The Spirit of the Lord inspired me with Nehemiah 1:4. I am now looking for people who are open to the gospel, and I seek to know them, to cry with them and to pray for them. This is my desire: 
■ I want to know people.
■ I want to make friends.
■ I am trying to tell the truth of Christ at the right time. 
At the end of September, I was on a trip to Italy. During this visit, I did several things. A friend of mine named Dani Galai got married and I was there to be part of his wedding. Then I enjoyed a few days of vacation. I visited Venice for a few hours and the next day I went to the sea. During this time, I had the opportunity to serve in the cities of Cheli and Torino. I was very glad that the people were built up by the word God that I spoke to them. People contacted me in private to talk me about some personal issues. I saw how God used me to encourage them. This brought me the greatest joy of my trip to Italy.

I wanted to thank everyone that made the decision to help me in the ministry. This means a lot to me, gives me a great encouragement.

Prayer request;

  • Pray that I will find a person that works with me on the field doing evangelism in Craiova

  • Pray for God to provide a suitable helper

  • Pray that soon I will have the full support for my ministry. As right now I have 70% coming in. Need a few more people that will help with $25/Mo.

  • Pray that I will have support for the ministry too.

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God created opportunities for ministry

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Through the events we have done and I have helped with, we have been able to see how God prepared the hearts of those people to hear the Gospel in a way that is relevant to each of them. When we organized an event for youth, I didn’t think that many would come because it is summer and I thought they would be away. About 15-20 youth came to the event. During socializing and games, they asked different questions about what we do.

Last month I met with some young people in Craiova. One of them is Sebi, who was interested in finding out why God permitted slavery in the Old Testament. He has not yet declared himself an atheist, yet has left a space in his life to find out more about God. Another boy I met and presented the Gospel to was named Adi. When he lived in Cyprus, he used drugs, yet now he wants to learn more about God. He doesn’t find pleasure in the things of the world anymore that he once enjoyed.

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I am thankful that God has allowed me to live the beautiful words of Psalm 126:5-6 which says “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.”                             

May God be blessed!

Lucian Brinceanu

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God has pleasantly surprised me!

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In this letter I will share with you about the wonderful way in which God has helped me in the last two months of my life.

I did not think I would be able to finish the master thesis on time, but God put wonderful people near me who encouraged me and helped me translate from english into romanian.

When things were over my power, God put a person to encourage me, gave me inspiration and power to write.


Another aspect I want to share with you is from the mission work. Being at the beginning as a missionary, God wanted me to realize that I must be dependent on His power in the mission work.


It was so wonderful that once I understood this truth in my heart, peace took place even in the difficult moments of my life. Also, reading from the book of Dave Kraft ,, mistakes that leaders make "Jesus made me understand some very key issues for my ministry: I must invest in people's lives continuously for He will save people at the time He considers appropriate. And another thing I learned was understanding that I must stir up the gift that is in me for the glory of God

(2 Timothy 1: 6).


Prayer points:


• Let us praise God for helping me finish my master's thesis;
• For God to bring young people to the meetings that I want to have for them;
• For a target area in Craiova to do ministry;
• So I can learn the essential things in what it means to be a church planter;
• For God take care of the finances I need in the ministry.

Lucian Brinceanu

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God purifies man’s heart!

Even if I finished  Baptist Theological  Institute (Baptist Bible College) in Bucharest, my eyes weren’t yet opened to see the great need of loving those I had nothing to expect something back from ( the poor and those with disabilities).  God began to show me this need, through a visit, that some category of people long- the need to be loved.
 During the mission on streets, after we’ve told them the Good News, we prayed for a paralyzed girl who had mental disabilities and told Him this girl can’t be born again, but God told me that I only have to show her love! Since then, the desire to love those categories of people grows in my life more and more.  Here it is another family. 
Alin’s family (photo) lives very poorly, on the verge of starvation. He told me he doesn’t want to change his religion, but we told them the Gospel this month and talked with the kids. 

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It’s so wonderful to watch the discipleship group God gave me this period. Great news is these people started to want to discover the truth from the Bible. Every one of them asked for a Bible to read it at home. I noticed their answers during group sessions came by their personal findings.
They started get up the courage and believe in Christ’s Truth. Mr. Peter (Pătru) surprised me very pleasantly.  He feels loved by the Christian community from Hope Church (Speranta) in Craiova. As a result, he started giving gifts. One day we met him down town and he gave the girls in our mission sweets for them to eat. An act full of love!

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This month I had the opportunity to meet my mentor, Cornel Stef. He gave me precious advice about what it means to be a missionary for Lord Jesus Christ. We served together in the villages around Draganesti-Olt and in Craiova. I can guarantee after spending time with him that he is dedicated in serving the Lord and the missionaries. I thank to the good God that He helps me understand the truth in a practical way!


Prayer requests for the next period:

  • For the discipleship group to grow in their relationship with God

  • I’d like to organize this month a day camp with the Roma kids in Craiova

  • I’d like to organize more youth meetings in Craiova

  • I’d like to give 100 New Testaments

  • I’d like to work more in spreading the Gospel

Lucian Brinceanu

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