great God we serve who is a leader, deliverer, provider and much more! Through us, He alsoprovided them with some monetary help. The road was with some obstacles and dangers but theLord protected us and we arrived safely Thursday morning in Timisoara where brother Pavel waswaiting for us. During the day a police officer from the area came to us and asked to pray forfamily. After the Revolution, a lot of officers repented and turned to Christ.Thursday night, we ministered to the church in Timisoara onRomulus Street. It was a very blessed night with the presence of the Lord and mighty manifestation of the Holy Spirit that melted the cold hearts of people to thetears. Some of them were convicted of their sin and confessed it to receive forgiveness and makepeace with God.
“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”
After the church service on the street, we visited a memorial site where the Romanian Revolution began inDecember 1989.
Friday morning, we visited the jail from Timisoara located on Popa Sapca Street
. In this prison,about 55 inmates responded to the Gospel of Jesus Christ presentedby us to their hearts. Some of them were already believers whocommitted their life to Jesus Christ during our previous missiontrips there. We rejoiced to see them in their serious walk in faith and not easy going. Goods wereoffered to them and prayed for them. Friday night, we had a service at Maranata Church in Ghirodawhere we preached the Word of God and prayed for the people.Saturday morning, we visited Casa Betania a center built for the orphan children of the streets andthe elderly. In the afternoon we went to Village of Comlusu Mare where we held a church service where we enjoyed the presence of God once again. We prayed for the sick people there helped with the new construction project of the new church. We arrived homevery late
that night at Pastor Liviu‟s house in Ghiroda.
Sunday morning and night, we ministered again at Maranata Church and the messages were sopowerful and the hearts of people were opened. Pastor Nathaniel Barkat spoke of
; encouraging the church to be awake and not sleepy which was a revival message andrefreshed the first love for Jesus Christ.
“Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of
heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and
sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.”
We prayed for the people and anointed the sick with oil. I spoke about
..for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
At night,Pastor Clifton and I
preached the Word of God on the topic “Word
have power” encouraging the people to be careful of
what wordsthey choose to speak.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered. 19. And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothingthereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward forever. And presently the fig tree withered away. 20. And whenthe disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! 21. Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. 22.
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
Monday morning, we departed from Timisoara and headed back home. Our faith is the heartbeat of this ministry which is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, working with the poor andoppressed, to promote human transformation and bear witnessed to the Good News of the Kingdomof God and hope because many people are without hope and without God in the world. AcrossRomania and around the world this year, we are proclaiming hope in Jesus Christ and lives are beingchanged. We are not only called to promote humanitarian aid but we are called to share the gospel. As the Apostle Paul wrote to theChurch of Corinth,
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.18. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;19. To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us theword of reconciliation. 20. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye
reconciled to God.”
2 Corinthians 5:17-20.