Sometimes God decides to challenge us. He doesn’t force us to do His will, but if you decide to honor Him you realize how blessed you were by accepting His will. Many blessings have God prepared for all who choose to follow His plans. And I do not mean a lot of material belongings but spiritual ones, how enriched you are in your heart, in your relationship with God and those around you.
A while ago, Cornel Stef, president of the PIEI organization, which I am part of, asked me if I can host a family for two weeks. We did not know the family and they did not know us either. I only knew from the beginning that it was a family with 6 children, but nothing more. I talked to my wife about this aspect, considering that we also have 4 children. We decided that if the Lord put us before this we have to trust Him, and we were curious to see how God will continue to work. At the end of May - the beginning of June, we finally met. They were a wonderful family, some special people, but above all it was that inner feeling of belonging to a family that only the Spirit of God can give. We had the joy of working together in our community. We did home visits, worked with children and women. We have been able to meet new people, pray for their needs, listen to their worries, and encourage them to stay close to God, who gives you hope, peace, joy, but above all salvation. Just rest in the hand of God and you will be amazed by the way He works.
Another opportunity by which God wanted to show his love for the people in Comani was an event where the Gospel was preached, and the people once again heard about the Salvation in Jesus Christ. The event took place in the Cultural House in Comani. The American Choir sang Christian songs to praise God and some young people testified about the way God worked in their lives. Pray the Lord to continue working on the hearts of this people and help them change their minds and hearts.
We are grateful to all those served us, and we know that every one of us is called to serve some way for the kingdom of God. It depends on how available we are to let Him use us. Maybe you are a person who is working in the mission field. Maybe you are one who is praying, or one who tells about us to other people, and you are trying to promote the work of God in Comani. Or maybe you write a message of encouragement that comes exactly when I need it. Maybe you are someone who financially supports our family or a project. We are all equally important in the work of God, we are all very valuable. Whatever you do for God's work, if you do it with faithfulness, you will surely be rewarded, for the Lord promises so.
Thank God for each of you! Be blessed!
Wisdom in everything we do
Protection of our family
A minibus for work - we need to transport people in different situations but also for the bigger teams we host, to transport them to the airport or in different locations in the country.
The work with women - salvation but also wisdom to my wife to know how to get closer to them.
We want to buy the property next to the church (financial resources).
Alexe Costea - PIEI Missionary