Meet Tobias Dumitru
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes …” Romans 1:16
A wonderful 14 year old witty young man with a great sense of humor when he is around us, his family, in a familiar environment. However, when he is within a group of people he gets very shy, easily overcome by emotions and quickly loses the courage to speak in public. In spite of all these internal struggles he has never been ashamed of his faith nor has he hid the fact that he is a Christian, even when his classmates mock him.
Sunday December 9th, 2018 was a special day full of emotions for me and especially for him. It was the day when he got baptized - when he confessed in his own words about his relationship with God that changed him. He shared how he returned to God and how he received Jesus as His Savior. He was nervous but he was not ashamed. After his testimony, what a special time between father and son, also brothers in Christ and also as his pastor, I had the privilege to baptize my son in a new believer’s baptism.
Meet Damaris Dumitru
… “But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.” 2 Timothy 1:12
Damaris grew up learning about God, His word and faith. She is also our daughter. When we moved as a family to Corabia, being called by God to serve as missionaries, she was 11 years old. With the move, her life has changed more and more. She was surrounded by many non-Christian friends and from 13 to 16 she had lived a double life. At home she was a good little girl and read the Bible, and at school she lived a life just like the other non-Christian teenagers.
In 2017 we all were involved as a family at a youth camp. There one of the young Christians shared how he became happy after he was saved. His testimony touched her heart and decided to give up her double life and to be saved by the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, on Sunday, December 9th, on the same day as her brother, she confessed her faith and shared her testimony, taking the next step of obedience to the water of baptism. What a joy to see both of my children obey God and make such a decision to follow Christ and show it by being publicly baptized, and for me to have the joy and privilege of baptizing both of my children on the same day. Giving all the praise and honor to God.
Pray that Tobias and Damaris will grow in the faith of the Lord Jesus
Ask God to take out workers to be part from the missions team in Corabia
… “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15b
Pastor Mircea Dumitru PIE National Missionary, Romania