What an amazing grace to have my sins forgiven by Jesus Christ and to be sent as His worker to spread the Gospel to the people around me. Recently, I felt an abundance of His blessings during the week of July 12th when a group of 60 believers from Bucharest came to help us with multiple projects in Icoana. This group consisted of many different ages, from the very young to the old. All of them represented the hands and feet of Jesus during this time spent together.

The six different projects aimed at the same goal of spread the Gospel and love of Jesus. Our projects included: VBS for children, Sport activities for youth and teenagers, Visiting poor families, Medical check-ups, Renovating and Street evangelizing.

I thank God and give Him praise for…

  • Sending people here to support us and work with us

  • Receiving all the official approvals to organize these events

  • Uniting the hearts of our church members toward this goal

  • Opened hearts among the locals

Also, through God’s grace, at the end of July, my wife delivered a healthy baby girl. I was very nervous that she will go into labor during the events but our God had everything under control. On July 26th, 6:20 pm, our daughter Maysa Ciudesnic came into this world. Livia had a natural delivery and Maysa weighed 4000 g and was 54 cm long. Praise God for the power that He gave to my wife and for His protection!

Thank you for your prayers and I ask you to keep praying for us:

  • Pray for the people who heard the Gospel to come to Christ

  • Pray for the kids and youth from Icoana to seek God

  • Pray for financial support regarding needs like food for poor families, fixing the church building in Icoana, and for other outreaches

  • Pray for Livia’s recovery and for our daughter’s health

Octavian Ciudesnic - PIEI Missionary