The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

...The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
— Matthew 9:37

 

Romania has a population of over 20 million citizens all needing the love of Jesus to fill them up.

There is a seminary school here in Romania, that only has four students enrolled in this current year. Now, when I came upon this information I was deeply saddened. This upcoming generation was losing out on a wonderful opportunity to have a fulfilling relationship with Christ and place in His kingdom. Plus the weight of sharing the gospel and ministering to the whole of Romania was falling onto the shoulders of these four students!

Since that realization I felt a need to jumpstart a missions program to equip the nationals with everything they could need to spread the gospel, further the kingdom, and aid the citizens of Romania. The program lasts six months and for the duration of that time we focus on what it means to be a missionary and prepare the students to go into the field.

Our first class began the 15th of January and has just graduated! We had six graduates in the program and at the end of their time with us they all asked to become a part of the PIEI Organization.

I want to tell you about one student that truly impressed me with his determination and heart for God. His name is Sorin and he is 62 years old. I spoke with him about retirement one day and he told me, ‘No retirement. I want to be equipped for missions’. I was moved by this statement and responded to him with the stories of Moses (who started his ministry at the age of 80) and Paul (who was mentioned to be an old man) to encourage him in his journey of missions. Sorin knows that regardless of age he is beneficial to the kingdom; just as Moses and Paul did, just as I do, and just as you should.

I want to challenge you to come alongside me in mentoring, praying for, and financially giving to help the second class that is set to begin in October of this year. We are very excited for what is to come in this second generation of students and would appreciate any and all help.  

Lastly I would like to say thank you for all of your continued support! From intercession, encouragement, to financial giving, we are eternally thankful for all the help and support.

Peace and blessings,
Raul Costea

 

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