November 2017

I first want to thank God for the wonderful way He manifests Himself in our life, and the way He works through us in the life of others. He is worthy of all our praise and continued service with all our heart.

Lately, God has worked in the Church in Nou through the suffering of two families. For more than two weeks the husband of Sister Livia Hunta whose name is Ilie, at 60 years old, has gone through medical tests due to health problems. It seems like it’s cancer. He started a cytostatic cancer treatment. This news brought lots of pain to this family. We pray for them that the Lord would strengthen them, and for Ilie, we pray that he would repent, to accept Jesus as personal Lord and Savior. The church has been responsive and supportive toward the family. May the Lord show His power and greatness, working to heal Ilie’s body and bring salvation to his soul. Almost at the same time, the Sister Livia’s own sister suffered a stroke. She was in a comma for two weeks and then died. The most devastating fact is that she died without having the hope of eternal life. May God have mercy on all her family and search their heart.

In the Beza family, Brother Nicolae has not attended church in more than twelve years and got married with a non-believer. They have a daughter. His wife, Ionela, is very sick and has been in the hospital for a month. She had emergency surgery and her body in not healing after three weeks. Her condition is getting worse. Nicolae’s parents who are in our church, have asked us to pray for this young woman. The church is interceding for her physical healing and for a spiritual change for the entire family so that they all turn to God with repentance.

Brother Nicolae has both legs amputated. Two weeks ago he became paralyzed on his left side, and is in a difficult situation. He can barely speak and take care of his own needs. We pray that the Lord would strengthen him and help him not give us hope and trust in God. We also pray that those who take care of him would have lots of patience and strength.

Looking at all these trials, we are so thankful to God for good health, and we pray that He would help us stay faithful until the end no matter what comes our way.

Thanks for being with us in spirit, for your prayer and financial support. May God bless you!

Cornel and Nuti Fogorosiu

October 2017

I want to share my thanks to God who carries us from victory to victory. May His Holy Name be praised in all we do!

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In October we celebrated Thanksgiving. In our area, especially in the County of Sibiu, the country side churches gather at different location from multiple churches to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Our church was part of three of these locations, and this was a great encouragement for brothers and sisters. We sang and prayed together. Each church group served in some capacity. We prayed for each other and blessed the Lord for His salvati on to us. We are grateful for all the blessings given to us this year. We tried to make as many small groups as possible, with all age categories from church, so that they would enjoy these moments. I was pleasantly surprised to hear from various brothers and sisters about the way they felt encouraged. One of the sisters from church, this being her first time at a celebration like this, said that she felt like she was in heaven and did not want to leave from there. “My heart is filled with joy” she said. One of the youth in the group said that leaving the church to go somewhere else motivated them to prepare better, outside of the normal routine during Sunday service. Most of them said that it was wonderful to be part of the Lord’s family, to rejoice together, anxiously awaiting the return of the Lord. The prayer we lifted for each other and for those unsaved in our families, warmed our hearts. We know that the Lord listens to our prayers, which is why we want to praise Him with all our heart. Every Sunday we shared a meal together. This way we got to know each other better, and to share the joys and the difficult situations we face, to feel for each other and to be motivated to pray for each other. “It is pleasing for the brothers and sister to live together.”

 

Prayer Requests:

-           For the sick

-           For Brother Nicolae (without legs)

-           For Sister Valeruta (lungs problems)

-           For Sister Maria (swollen legs)

-           For the students and their families

-           For the church friends, to decide to follow Jesus before it’s too late: Maria, Toader, Ilie and Chivuta


May God bless you and keep you in His Grace. Thanks for all you do for us.

September 2017

With God’s help during this time, I was able to serve the brothers and sisters, and anyone else we connected with. May the Lord be praised for all the opportunities he gives us. Through the grace of God, this new school year I was again invited to teach at the public school in the Village of Nou. I say this is grace because I am able to take the Word of God into the world where it needs to be made known.

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I believe it is God who opened this door, and I pray that God would use me at the school to be a blessing for the students and the teachers. This year I have nine classes from first to eighth grade. One of the best things is that we have the freedom to create the curriculum without other impositions. In this way we can go in with the Bible, open and read it, and learn the truths for our life. We then learn songs by which we bring praise to the Lord; we learn to pray together asking the Lord for wisdom and help. It is wonderful to see how a class of students memorize and recite “Our Father” and sing God’s praises. Another wonderful thing is to be able to open the Bible for the teachers, and to provide answers to various problems. We pray that the Lord would work and make this Word fruitful in the hearts of children and teachers.

Another joy is that we can help many families in Nou, to send their children after the 8th grade to learn a vocation or to go to high school. We pay their transportation by bus every month.

I was surprised to see this year that the Lord put it on the heart of many churches and associations to help with necessary funds. We thank the Gracespring Church for the help they sent, and we pray that the Lord would bless you. We meet with these students every week, to teach the Word of God, sing together and pray for them and their families. There is a great opportunity that weekly we would have 20 youth from non-believing families, who can be exposed to the truth of God. May the name of Lord be blessed! May He work in their heart to know Him as personal Savior!

Thank you. God bless you for everything you do for us.

Cornel si Nuti Fogorosiu 

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August 2017

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I want to thank God for the richness of His grace on us this month. We are so glad to announce that we had the first wedding in our family. We believe that, according to the Word of God, He makes all things beautiful in their own time. Andrei, one of our sons, was blessed with a wonderful wife, Ema. She is a gift from God for Andrei and for our family. “Any good and perfect gift comes from the  Father of Lights.” Praise His Name! We had a great time at the weeding and at the reception. We pray that God would keep them in His love all their life, and that they would be a good example for other families.

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At church, we are glad that God adds to the number of the saved, and we pray that He would keep us all in His grace. After the baptism last month, the Lord brought a new atmosphere in our worship team. Sister Anita who was baptized, joined this team and is filled with joy and enthusiasm to serve in this way. All the others are sharing this joy. We pray that the Lord would bless them all and that their serving would praise the Lord and would determine others to glorify Him with all their heart.

Prayer Requests:

-           For Andrei and Ema, that the Lord would be with them in their marriage

-           For the worship team, to remain enthusiastic in this ministry

-           For the sick: Brother Nicolae (has both legs amputated) to remain faithful even in this difficult situation; for Brother Ghita (who hardly can see anymore) to be helped by his family

 

Thanks for all your support, and we pray that the Lord would bless your ministry.

Cornel and Nuti Fogorosiu

 

July 2017

With God’s help, we organized another evangelistic event in the public school, through which we showed the love of God to students and teachers. Each of the 200 students received a packet of food items and school supplies. Everyone knew that this act of love comes from God who cares for all our needs. We had an open door with the teachers; we talked with them about the goodness of God toward all people. The fact that we were welcome in the school is also an act of God who works in amazing ways.

April 2017

Celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus was a blessed time, through everything that took place in church and outside. The days before Easter were days when we got closer to the Lord through prayer and fasting, and fellowship, a time of meditation and searching of our heart, asking the Lord to make us holy and to help us be more dedicated and filled with love toward Him and each other. The brothers and sisters responded well in the way they prayed, visited and helped each other. It was also a time when families gathered and spent time with each other. One of the families gathered all their children and close relatives, and enjoyed a special time together, talking about the Lord Jesus to relatives and friends.

March 2017

First I want to praise God with all my heart. He is the only one worthy, for the wonderful way in which He worked during this time in our lives.

By the grace of God, in March we had a great opportunity to evangelize, with many people hearing the message of the Gospel. Together wit h other three churches in the area, we prepared through prayer and fasting, and God worked in a wonderful way. We shared a meal together, and then had an evangelism service.

Updates from January

January began with a week of prayer among many of the churches in our area. We took turns meeting for prayer in these churches, and thus enjoyed the fellowship with brothers and sisters in various places, praising God together and bringing our request before Him. Although it was very cold outside, the brothers and sisters came to prayer. These were evenings filled with blessings in which we felt the joy of the presence of God with us, which encouraged us to prayer.

News from September

First of all, I want to thank God for the wonderful way in which He worked during all this time, in us and through us. Praise Him! This month we focused on two aspects: prayer and visits to those who came to the baptism last month, and the new teen group that started school. There were some families that invited us to visit, and we did our best to respond promptly...