DECEMBER : Mission MSOONews
I wish you a happy Christmas with your families and friends. May this period allow each of you to help you finish this end of the year with a big smile print in your heart. For me, the magic of Christmas, Jesus coming to us, comforts me a lot.
Because these last months I was not well. I must admit that I had lost a lot of my motivation. I felt emotional and spiritual tired. I had no objective, no clear challenge. I felt like in a fog, lost no longer knowing which way to go. I know that many of you pray for me with perseverance. God responds and a possibility arises during this week.
Moving to another region of Romania. More exactly 250 km in the small town of Hateg. I have been collaborating with several churches in this region for more than 10 years, in organizing evangelistic events. There is a great motivation to share the gospel with the children and young people of the region. For 2 years, I helped and participated in camps for teens. Pray for this new challenge, I think for me, after 26 years in the city of Arad, I can find a new challenge to serve God in that area with new team.
A big thank you for your perseverance in supporting me in these moments. Thank you for everything.
In the photos you see the JPC Romania team during this summer of 2018. We organized 13 camps and I was personally involved in 7 of them. We were able to share the gospel with the 3 main Ethnic communities of Romania, the Romanians, the Hungarians and the Gypsies. More than 800 young people participated. We welcomed a young Australian couple for 4 months, Marc and Adriana (in front and in the middle of the photo, the biggest). They will come back next year in June 2019 for 18 months. They want to become a long-term missionary. It’s a blessing for us.
During the summer, a Korean couple came to visit me. Mr. Lee and his wife, from Seoul Salt and Light Church. I really enjoyed their visit and we traveled a lot. Thank you to them for their support and encouragement. During my stay in Korea in 2019, I will spend time with them. A big thank-you
During the autumn I participated and helped to organize the national conference for the adoption of Romanian children. There are still 57,000 children who are in different orphanages in Romania. We are participating with several Christian organizations to encourage Christian families to adopt these children.
From January 11 to March 11, 2019, I’m going to Korea. I need to relax.
Possibility of moving to the Hateg region in 2019.
For my physical health but especially emotional and spiritual.
A big thank you and again I wish you a very happy holiday season. May the love of God shine in your lives.
MAI : Mission MSOONews
Dear Friends and partners in mission,
I apologize for the lack of information from me. I thank you for your perseverance in praying and supporting me financially even if I have a lack in communication.
During the summer of 2017, with the team of YFC Romania, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of our association during our music festival. It was a great joy to see that after 20 years of investment in the lives of young Romanians, a team was created (5 families on direct ministries and 4 families in the management of the association) to announce weeks after weeks the Gospel youth. I thank God, and each one of you, for allowing me to serve God during this past 26 years of missionary life in Romania. Pray for me that the number of years, to serve God, can still grow.
Verses that touched me: Deuteronomy 10, verse 8-9: At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, and commanded him to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before Jehovah to serve him. and to bless the people in her name: what she has done to this day. Wherefore Levi has neither part nor inheritance with his brethren: Jehovah is his inheritance, as Jehovah your God has told him.
I remembered two things personally: first, some of his people, here the tribe of Levi, were given the mission to serve God full time. And secondly, I loved the fact that the Lord is our inheritance. Promises are the only things we will take with us after we leave this earth. As we read in the New Testament that Jesus is going back to “Heaven” to prepare a place for us, all those who have made the step of believing in God.
Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God, and believe in me. There are many mansions in my Father’s house. If it were not so, I would have told you. I’ll make you a place. And when I am gone, and I have prepared for you a place, I will come again, and I will take you with me, that where I am, you shall be there also. (John 14,1-3) This promise of Jesus is so comforting, full of hope.
From mid-September 2017 until the end of April 2018, my physical and emotional health have not been very good. In October and November, I had 3 treatments of cortisone during a week each, to stop a big allergy of the skin on all my body. I still have this allergy but more weakly. Then I had problems with my stomach for several months, with ups and downs. But my biggest worry was emotionally, mainly during the months of February and March. Usually I am fairly stable and rarely I externalize my emotion during difficult time. Since the loss of my parents 3 years ago, there is a great lack of family affection. I have friends, and very good here in Romania too, but the affectionate aspect is not the same. Living as a single person was like a blessing in managing my time for missionary work. But sometimes I feel a lack of affection that we could finds in the framework of a family. Did I have a little depression, … maybe … That’s why the two verses did me good. Since 2 to 3 weeks I am much better. But keep praying for my health. And that my emotional needs, I can fully relax in God, … “my heart is not troubled” … I must have more confidence in God.
News from the Mission Youth for Christ Romania (YFC)
The missionary team is growing. In September 2017, our mission JPC, hired a missionary couple, the Mihalache family who is Romanian. We are taking steps for 2 other Romanian couples for this year 2018, if we find the financial support. We work in 5 regions of Romania. Among our team we have a Gypsy family, a Hungarian family and of course Romanian. The 3 most important ethnic groups of Romania are represented. In June, a young Australian couple will come to Romania to join our team. They will come for 3 months in the summer and then if things go well, they will come back for several years to join our team. We are also in touch with a young man from Tunisia who will also like to come to Romania for a year.