We arrived safe and sound. After numerous flight complications, we landed in Timisoara to a beautiful Romanian afternoon. We had dinner in the city, and then made the three-hour trek to Coronini. Pastor Nelu missed his calling as a Nascar driver. Thanks, friends, for your faithful prayers. 🙂
I really didn’t sleep last night, but I’m energized today. You can see from the photos that we started shopping early for food deliveries in the surrounding communities. The groceries and produce (from the farmer’s market) were more than needed, and much appreciated.
Here’s a good word, friends. The last lady whom we visited this morning (age 93) said: “I lost my husband, but I didn’t lose my Jesus. I’m alone in my house, but talking with my Lord every day. He speaks to me through His Word and when I pray.”
As I write, we’re preparing for the soup kitchen ministry, to begin in just a few minutes. Your supplies of eyeglasses and medicines will be distributed throughout the week, but I wanted you to see some of the hundreds of pairs of glasses that you sent with us. Blessings galore! These supplies are like gold among people who desperately need them.
Tonight I’ll speak to the students about reaching their friends for Christ, and then we’ll enjoy some pizza together. I’m really looking forward to reconnecting with the youth, as it’s been a year since I was here at Grace Baptist.
You can tell from the pics that the pastors here love their sheep. Pastor Claudiu is a great compliment to the church’s leadership team, and I believe that he represents the body’s commitment to love and serve the next generation. Our Romanian brothers and sisters send you their warmest greetings.
Thank you for being Christ’s hands and feet through the missions and ministries of First Baptist Paducah. Your sacrificial gifts make all of this happen. May the pace (peace) of the Lord be yours today, and always!