How I started: Since I came in Craiova and started to work for God, the Lord began to speak to me, either personally or through different people, about the fact that I should also be involved outdoors, particularly to the roma comunity. I visited a roma Church in Craiova and at the end of the service I was questioning myself saying:" Lord is this one of the works in the gipsy Church that you wish me to minister into? Are you going to give me victory in this ministry? “I then opened my Bible in order to read a verse and it opened straight at Psalm 20 verse 6 which says: "Now this I know: The LORD gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from His heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand". I felt very strengthened by reading these words knowing that it was a confirmation that I was heading into the right direction regarding this ministry.
Sunday 27 Jan 2019, I was preaching in the same church and at the end of the service I made a calling to the altar for those who were unsaved. The son whose mother ows the yard the church was built on, Marius, came up to the front expressing his wish to follow Jesus! He began asking me to pray for him so that the Lord would deliver him from cigarettes addiction and of alcohol but also asked for prayer for his 3 year old daughter who was ill. Meanwhile calling people to the altar, I spoke the following, "May whosoever needs to be spiritually strengthened and wishes to be filled with a new spirit, on the walk with the Lord, also come into the front". Approximately, half the church came to the altar and then asked me to pray for them and along with them.
Responsability: The Lord aknowledged me that I must do a permanent ministry into a Roma church in Craiova, in a Roma neighborhood. The confirmation came through the church and through the Pastor. This church is open for worshipping services up to 4 times a week including twice on Sundays, once on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I ended up leading 3 of these church services that are the Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday evenings. The local Roma community is being pleased by the fact that I am leading the church during these three days because, before I stepped in, they were lacking permanent ministers, the ones they had did not lead the worship service and their ministers were either being too old or did not have the calling for the ministry.
My consistent presence among them was an answer to their prayers as they cried out to the Lord to send someone to come and minister to them. I was appointed to a huge responsibility which is to co-ordinate the worship services of the church and also to mind the spiritual health of the members and that is why, I must fast and pray in order to take the best decisions. I do all these ministry through the gift of evangelism, I minister along with the Pastor and the Diacon of the Church. However, the pastor of the church lives hundreds miles away from the church and he can only get to it once a month and the Diacon also lives few hundreds kilometers away and he can only arrive twice a week to attend church, each time on Sunday mornings only.
Because of the fact that they attend the church less often than me, the biggest part of the responsibility regarding ministry and worship services falls on me. The pastor is praying for me so that the Lord would straighten me in this ministry and he advised me to minister more often. After arriving in Craiova, I have started a cooperation with a Pastor . He rules a church at about 20 km from here. I went with him there, one day, to serve together. The people who came to Church were sad as some of their unborn/again relatives were in jail in a foreign country.
The Lord revealed me the verse from Isaiah 54:17-18 and I told them that in a short time God will make the way for the police to release them, so that He can show His Goodness and they can repent. After about 2 hours since we had left the church, we were called by the members and were advised that their relatives were released. The Pastor was so grateful that God has use me prophetically in preaching of the Word and expressed his will to continuing helping them in that work. It was a wonder and joy that those people were released just as I told them I was notified by the Word I have read. It is such a joy when I can serve in the communities of rom and can be useful to them.
Experiences: By being in Craiova, I had the opportunity to visit many churches that were either roma churches but also Romanian churches, including the ones in the surrounding area. I was given the opportunity to worship in many of the churches through the preaching of the word. While I was preaching, different pastors from these churches realized that they would need someone like me in order to minister into their churches more often and invited me to do so.
I had experiences where men, while I spoke the word, some of them felt into tears and at the end of the prayer meeting they confessed that the Lord spoke to them through me and that, while I was preaching, they felt they were being touched by the Lord so then they came to the front and confessed their sins. The Lord helped me minister in the roma churches. As an itinerant preacher, I have preached in over 10 Romanian churches and over 25 mixed churches that had either Travellers or Romanian members. Most of them were saying that they wanted me to return and speak the word again. With the help of the Lord, I managed to bring into the Roma churches a lot more ministers such as evangelists, preachers, teachers, people with the gift of encouragement together with all the sorts of ministers that come from other countries but also Romanian ones. These people have used their gifts as a service to God in order to strengthen the believers community.
For the future, I wish to connect these roma communities along with the people that are gifted from God , for the development of this ministry. The domains into which I am involved in the ministry for the roma are the following:
So that the Lord may bring more interested partners in the Roma Ministry;
So that the Lord may open more opportunities into the ministry within the Roma community;
I pray so that the Lord will provide a van for the Roma community: They do not attend the church services on a regular basis due to the fact that they can't afford to pay the taxi so that they could attend. However, when the adult members manage to earn some money to pay the traveling to be brought to the Church, their children have to be left at home. A typical Roma family consists of many children which also means that it requires a lot of money for them to be brought to the church. I pray so that the Lord will provide a minibus in order to complete my ministry for the Roma community. In that case, I'll be able to bring both the adults and the children, and if possible, even their relatives. I believe that, by being exempted off the fuel paying pressure, a bigger number of people would attend the Church and that they will come more often;
For the Evangelism event that i prepare, more roma people to follow Christ;
Planting a new Roma Church (in the future).
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