Here we are moments away from beginning our 5,000 mile journey to work with Romanian pastors to work with their congregations to build up a prayer ministry as their power source.
Putting on a US style BBQ and having church members invite their unchurched friends is one of the ministry opportunities for the team. Here we are selecting the meat at a local butcher shop.
Our first session of the prayer retreat for 30 pastors and prayer warriors from the surrounding area. What a blessing to see the Holy Spirit burst out in another language!
Closing prayer to conclude the first day of the prayer retreat.
Our trip leader, Earl, is enjoying the outpouring of prayer from our brothers and sisters who speak Romanian. I suspect he’s listening with joyful anticipation with Revelation 7:9 in mind.
Searching God’s word for what it says about prayer.
It’s Saturday so it must be BBQ time! 30 men came, ate, and shared life experiences: your blogger just slipped up and didn’t photograph the full gathering.
Sunday worship, with 4 baptized!
This is how one dresses for baptism in Romania. Full immersion too! No changing clothes.
Each person gives their testimony with their family beside them.
Roaming around the Roman ruins excavated in Alba Iulia. A garrison of the VIII Legion was established here to protect the nearby salt and gold mines worked by the Romans.
Evening worship with shared testimonies.
Great to have the youth help out with worship!
Monday we spent having our hearts broken from visiting some of the widows and poor from our partner’s congregations, sharing gifts of food and praying for their needs
Tomorrow the team begins the trip home, inspired and humbled by what God is doing in Romania.