He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Luke 10:2
A truth highlighted by Jesus in His time, but also in our time, is the need for workers. We need workers for the harvest in Oltenia. As perhaps you’ve seen from previous newsletters, my focus is on training local workers and recruiting those called by God to serve here.
For this purpose, we went on a two week trip to America. While there we had the opportunity to visit Krista Hetsler, a young woman seeking to come full time to Romania. Upon our return home, we spent the second half of the month working with the new team and mission outreach to Craiova and also with some short term teams.
Please pray for me as coordinator and for the team with whom I work. Here is a little bit about our team:
Lucian finished seminary in Bucharest. He then was pastoring for three years. After two years of pastoring at one of the village churches, he was feeling discouraged and needed to leave the area. He came and shared his heart with me. I then told him that to be healed from his disappointment he could help at Hope Church for two months before he stepped into a new potential engagement. After that time he felt the Lord calling him to dedicate at least a year to working alongside me in Craiova and then possibly extend into long term with us.
Lidia came as a translator, the Lord started working in her heart and now feels the Lord calling her to be a part of the team that starts a mission base and church in Craiova. Her main job will be starting a discipleship group for young ladies.
George came to Christ in Draganesti, he was growing in the small group as a church member. Three years ago he became part of 9000 souls and grew in developing his skills in English, translating, leadership and discipling. A few months ago he felt the Lord leading him to participate in the team to establish a church in Craiova.
Adrian & Dana moved from the north side of Romania. They decided to follow the Lord and grow spiritually. They felt the call to work with the students in Craiova while being a part of the team establishing the mission base there.
I know you always do that, so thank you for your effort.
God's grace and peace be with you!