Youth ministry in Icoana

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After a long wait on our part, but especially on the part of the children, this month we started the special meetings for the children from Icoana.

Because we started a new season of meetings, we decided to start a new series of biblical stories.

 

We all entered in a "Wonderful journey" in which we will explore the main events presented in the Bible. We have already learned how God created the world and us humans.
 
This month God gave me the opportunity to proclaim the Gospel to a young man in a neighboring village. I was leaving the store when he asked me if I go to Milcoveni.

I told him that I could take him to the exit of  Icoana ( the village I live in), but then I realized that the Lord guided me in this man’s way to talk to him about the eternal life in the Lord Jesus, so I decided to drive him all the way to his home. 

I drove as slowly as possible to have the time to talk with him.  He told me he wanted to go to take some money and then to go to a prostitute. He also said he was 18 years old and wants to have fun as much as possible and as long as he can and that everything that matters to him are money, women and cars. I took a glance at him and I realized he was drunk. In that same time I was seeing myself before I met Christ.

I told him there were more important things in life than money and women or cars. I also shared how God worked in my life at the age of 18 when I was thrown by a car. God has shown His power in my life and had arisen me from under the car without any bone fracture, but only with small wounds while the bike I was on had been completely destroyed.

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The young man was astonished and overwhelmed by what I shared. I pray that God will reveal to Him and make Him a child of His. Please pray for the salvation of this soul.

God's Grace in Action

Hello! December and January were beautiful, difficult and full of suspense for us as a missionary family and for our ministry in Icoana.

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They were beautiful because we rejoiced in God’s grace pour out on us and on the ministry in Icoana, Olt county. The Lord answered our prayers regarding the ministry house where we live in.

Many have prayed for this need: first us, the missionaries in the area, brothers and sisters from far and from near, the missionary teams that came here.

God send a man and he took care of all the repairs needed in the house and all our needs, so we can have a warm and welcoming place for us and for our child, Caleb Ciudesnic.

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His birth was the other reason for which these months were beautiful. We rejoiced to see God’s grace and His kindness in these very special moments for us as a family.
They were difficult because all this time the ministry stalled, and we lived most of the time in Bucharest. It also difficult because my wife had to stay almost three weeks in the hospital with the baby.

Also, the churches that we serve felt our absence, especially the kids with which we did not meet all this time.

They were full of suspense because we did not how much the team of workers will manage to do in two weeks; they could only stay just for two weeks. And after that we did not know if we could return in optimal conditions of temperature and humidity. Of course, the most exciting moment was when we finally managed to stay all three, as a family, and the day when we returned to Icoana. Now we are all well, healthy and back in the ministry that God entrusted us.
Even in this time, God helped us to prepare the period that will follow. We established new connections to collaborate in ministry and even set 22-24 July as a special week for mission in partnership with a group of youths from Tulcea, our hometown.


Praise God with us for all these reasons because all the power is His, in heaven and earth, and pray with us in the next period, for all these new projects so that the Lord will be glorified and for the people, to be able to see God’s love for them.

October 2017

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October was a month of preparation for us. Along with the church brothers I sorted and prepared the clothes we received from a church in Timișoara for the next month when we will invite the local children with their parents to choose what they need. We try to be close to those in need and bring hope in Jesus Christ in their hearts.

A joy we had this month was the visit I made with my wife in Tulcea (the city we grew up and met). It was really refreshing to come back after three years and stay more with our loved ones. This visit I also made for Icona`s mision field. With this occasion we purchased the furniture for the pastoral house and presented the mission work with its needs to the church in which we both grew up. God has poured out His blessing and helped us to pay for all the furniture and even pouring new bounties of blessings. God especially responded to the prayer the children that we work with had -  to have a video projector (a larger screen they say) to be able to watch Christian cartoons and sing together.

Please keep us in your prayers as our heavenly Father answers the prayers of His children!

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