Updates from Maruntei

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
It’s been a while since we didn’t write about us. So we would would like to tell you what happened lately in our lives but also in the ministry that we do.


First of all  I have the joy to announce you that with God’s help we will have another member in our family. :)My wife will due in July so please pray for a safe birth. Probably she will do C section and this would be the third one.
We want to share with you some events that happened  during the last three months.

In March we were visited by brother Dave Taylor from Canada.  Together we had a few projects that we were involved.
We repaired the ceiling of the ship container, did some visits and gave food bags. We also did soup kitchen for those who accepted and our purpose was to create relationships around the table. This project is only for the  cold season.


In the community of Draganesti we were involved in a construction project. Two years ago we replaced  a fence for the kindergarten and this year we were able to replace the main door for the kid’s entrance. The principle and teachers were glad about this blessing and they expressed their gratitude. The  old door was damaged and when the winter came the  snow could go inside.


For the first time a team of teenagers from Germany came to work alongside to us. They came as an answer to our and your prayers from December. They were lead by  family. It was a blessed time. We did kid’s ministry . Around 20 children came and enjoyed the time  spent with them. For  three days they prepared the lessons and did  crafts. For the youth in Draganesti we organized a football game and also a movie night. The teenagers enjoyed both events and they also were exposed to the Gospel through a skit that they had prepared.

In the month of April I was able to go to a conference with Paul Ebell and Mihai Ileana.  It was a conference for those who are involved in the youth ministry. It was a building conference and brought us ideas  how to work with this generation of young people.


Beside the ministry in Maruntei I am part of the staff for the youth ministry in Draganesti. It is an out reach ministry among the youth that is on my heart since two years ago. Please pray for this ministry that the teenagers will be saved and for us as leaders to know how to help them in knowing Jesus as their personal Saviour.
I coordinated the staying of Cornel Stef, the president of PIEI organization, and the team he brought from USA.
They prepared a conference for christian women . It was a good conference and they were built up in their spirit. During the conference time I was with part of the team to evangelize people in three villages.


With the women from this team we organized a meeting for the women in Maruntei. Before the meeting I ask the Lord to send at least ten ladies. When the meeting started there were only 2 women and after 10 minutes other 10 women came with their children. I was encouraged through this experience and saw God how faithfull He is.
This conference was organized in the week before Easter and the speaker draw the ladies attention to Christ who suffered on the cross for our sins. Be in prayer for all of those who heard the Gospel to open their hearts for the Lord.
There were many things that happened and we pray that the Lord will use us for His glory. Thank you for being part to these ministries. May God bless each of you!

Objectives for 2018

The month of January means the month of a new year, the year of 2018.  And usualy this season I try to pray and  to establish new objectives. I want to share some of them with you so you can pray
We would like this year to meet other 10 families to whom we can share the Gospel
Three families that we can invite in a different context and share with them the Gospel( a meal or going somewhere to visit something)
Finding a person that will take the responsibility for the kids ministry and a person with the gift of evangelism

 

  1. We would like this year to meet other 10 families to whom we can share the Gospel

  2. Three families that we can invite in a different context and share with them the Gospel( a meal or going somewhere to visit something)

  3. Finding a person that will take the responsibility for the kids ministry and a person with the gift of evangelism

  Meeting even a child

Meeting even a child

4. Helping brother Marinel to grow in his relationship with God


We know that we can do nothing without His help so please pray for us not to be tired because of doing His work. Pray for strenghth and passion and a fire for people to be in our lives.

  Helping people with firewood

Helping people with firewood

  Equipment for preaching

Equipment for preaching

May God bless each of you!

 

Evangelistic event in Maruntei

We want to praise God for His faithfulness and the way how He provides for His ministry.

The month of December was a month full with activities. We were visited by pastor Lanny Loe and his team. They came to support the missionaries in their points and also to share the Gospel.

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In Maruntei we organized an evangelistic event. Around 20 people attended to it. The Gospel was shared. Pray that In His timing these people to open their hearts to receive Christ as their Personal Savior.

I was in Germany to help Kevin with his ministry and also to meet  a couple who work with G.E.M organization.

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Both of us tried to estabilsh a partnership for the ministry in Romania and they felt that God wants them to come and to lead a team for short term ministry. Also they blessed the children ministry with 30 shoes  boxes . We saw this like an answer from God for this year and for this season. Also the leader from the team from Cluj who worked with us in the summer, called me and told that they also have 45 gifts bags for the children in Maruntei. We praise God for how He provided.

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Those children who came every week were rewarded. Our brother from Canada , David Taylor and his church sent ressources to buy for them special gifts. They were very happy receiving  those gifts.

Also we did social visits and we were able to bless some families with food bags.

Through all these we want to bring glory to God. We are very thankful for all  of you who pray, support and encourage us.

May God bless each of you!

Youth event in Alba Iulia

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The month of November was a blessed month. God is the one who gives us strength to accomplish His will. In this sense please pray that we will understand His will more and more.
As you already know I am a member of PIEI
(Partners In Evangelism International) organization and this year the president of the organization , Cornel Stef with a group of people visited us. I was the one who administrated their time here. His purpose was to encourage the missionaries and also to see how he can find other partners for the ministry in south of Romania. It was a blessed time and we pray that this partnerships will grow and will bear fruits for the kingdom of God.
The ministry with the kids in Maruntei is a good ministry. We pray that the kids will receive the Word of God in their lives and will take it in their families.
I coordinated a group of 45 persons for the youth event in Alba Iulia hosted by the Harmony church. The purpose of the conference was to expose those who were not believers to the Gospel and to encourage the christians as well. The theme was You are loved. It was a good experience and we pray that the Word of God will find good soil.
For my relationship with my wife it was very good the conference I attended to. It was a family conference. I praise God for the wife He gave me. She is a really blessing for my life and together want to serve the Lord, our Savior.
Thank you for taking time to read our news and also for your prayers. May God bless you.

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October 2017

The month of October was a blessed month!

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We could feel His presence in our lives and in our ministry. Phill, Dave, Ceryl and Ada from Canada visited us and helped with the ministry.

Through this team God gave us a container which we arranged it in order to run our activities here.

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 We worked very hard to finish it. We put it in a brother’s yard. The people from the village were asking what is all about and it was  a good opportunity to tell them about the purpose of the container. Now we meet with the kids inside of the container and we have a small kitchen to use it. Also we have prayers meetings and a soup kitchen project. We praise God for all of those  who donated for this project and  made it possible.

 We gave some food bags and also organize 2 events:  Eye glasses project and Canada has talent event for the young people in Draganesti.

 Please be in prayer for the lost people , for those who attended to this projects that they will see God and seek God .

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September 2017

Blessed is our Lod Jesus Christ!

We want to share with you God’s work in us and through  in the month of September.

An important event that took place and which I coordinated it was the youth meeting from Alba Iulia. Around  40 teenagers  from our ministry area had ( believers and non believers) the opportunity to hear the Gospel. Three persons said that they want to give their lives to Jesus. Please pray that this desire will remain in  their hearts. Dani Buzurin is from Maruntei and   attended to this conference. His family is not opened but we pray that God will change their hearts. Pray for him also that his desire  will grow after God and he would be an authentic believer.

Also I did a lot for planning their time here in Romania for our canadian partners for the october month.

Thank you for your prayers and support!God bless you!

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August 2017

We praise God for how He works and His plan is wonderful!

We would like to share with you new things that happened in our ministry.

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As we told you we attended to a kids and youth camp. It was a blessed time spent with those that we know personally.

There were 8 teenagers from Maruntei who attended. It was a good sign for us because the parents trusted us to let their children for5 days in a christian tent camp in forest. God protected everyone this time but we could see that even they understand some things that we tried to explained to them still is so hard to take a decision for Christ. So consider to pray for these young people tobe lightened by the Holy Spirit.

This month we had the PVT program, so we were able to work with some of the parents and their children. We did visits praying and sharing the Gospel. We could see on the people’s faces the joy that someone is listening to them and loving them.

We gave also food bags to those in need. Pray that the hope of Christ to shine in the life of the people in Maruntei. And if you know someone intrested in oversea ministry, Maruntei village is a good place to come.  And not good becauseis something good in it and because it is in need of the light of Christ.

Pray also for our family that we will do only those thingsthat are according to His will.

 May God bless each of you!

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July 2017

Praise be the Lord!

We thank God for how He brings people to help us in the ministry in Maruntei.

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The month of July was a blessed month and a busy month. God gave us energy to accomplish all  the planned and unplanned activities. We had teams from Romania, Holland, America and Switzerland who came for short term and served alongside to us.

We had 10 young people from Cluj, Romania who organized four days of VBS. It was an intensive time  with many children.

The children were good listeners during the program and enjoyed the games. The team from Switzerland also worked with the children. They had  songs , a skit and games for the children. The team from Holland had two days of ministry in Maruntei.

As you can read our newsletter you see so many acitivities for children. We invite you to pray that each kid to understand and to receive Jesus in his life. Pray also for the parents to open their hearts and the Holy Spirit will convince them and they would accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour.

The team from America did a good work also. We visited several families, prayed together  and shared the Gospel. Also they were blessed with a bag of food.

In the last week of the month my wife was a leader in the kids camp organized in Slaveni. It was a tent camp. The theme of the camp was The Kingdom of God. Three children from Maruntei were able to attend to it. There were 45 children . Please also pray for these kids  that they will have desire in their hearts to follow Christ.

Thank you for prayers and supporting us!

 

May 2017

It was a good and a busy month serving Him. This monthI was focused on the ministry in Draganesti and also in Maruntei.

In Draganesti I prepared those who expressed their desire to be baptised . Weekly I met with them ( three young girls) and helped them to understand what mean to walk with the Lord. On 21st of the month they got baptised. It was a good and blessed time to see this girls declaring their faith in Christ. It was a big joy for me to baptise them.

April 2017

Christ is risen!

I am happy to serve our living  and almighty God.

It was a good and a busy month serving Him. I was involed in organizing the fellowship event  after the Easter day.  The members of Hope church and their friends were invited for fellowship. We invited a  young couple from Maruntei to spend time with us and to see how “the repenters” can have fun. It was a good and blessed time and they appreciated our invitation.

February 2017

We are very happy to work for God. It brings us much joy in our hearts. At the
same time, when we are out doingministry, we see how difficult it is to
impact a whole community without a team. This is why this month I worked to
establish a partnership with a group of young students from Cluj, a city in
northern Romania. These students are open to come and help the ministry in
Maruntei. Please pray that this will be a fruitful partnership and that God would
begin preparing the hearts of those in Maruntei.

Updates from January

The month of  January was a blessedmonth and I saw God’s faithfulness in everything!. At the begining ofit I attended to a conference in Bucharest. Even I was having a cold and my body was so weak my soul found it very refreshing.  After this I came home and tried to arrange my weekly schedule. It wasnt easy because of my niece and sister situations.  I took my niece to an appointment in Bucharest to see a doctor. He rescheduled her for the month of February.Please be in prayer for her.

News from December

This month is known as the month of the
presents and indeed it was for our ministry.
The month of December was a very busy month.
At the beginning of the month we worked
together with 3 sisters from First Baptist
Jonesboro. We visited a few families . These
families were the poorest in Maruntei and it was
a big joy to bless them in the Name of Jesus with
food bags but also telling them about God’s
love.