Monday, March 3, 2014

Jonathan and Kristy's February prayer letter


„But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;” I Corinthians 1:27

With the Gypsy ministry, things are often up and down. February was a bit of a “down” month, but we are excited to see that the Lord is working, and we look forward to what He will do.

There have been a couple times this month when no teens came to the teen class. There can be a few reasons for this, but the main one seems to be that they just don’t feel like coming. They have nothing in particular to do, but they still would rather just stand around outside and do nothing than come to church. Recently, several of the young people have been a bit obnoxious and disrespectful. Sometimes when people are confronted with God’s Word, they become bitter. Please pray that the young people that are saved would come faithfully to church and live for the Lord, and that those that don’t know the Lord would come to know Him as their Savior.

In the last prayer letter, I mentioned an unsaved boy named Gugu. He was recently hospitalized, and they found that he has a brain tumor. We hope that the Lord will use this to get Gugu’s attention, and ask prayer for his salvation.

It is a blessing to have my Romanian health insurance taken care of. Praise the Lord, it went unusually smoothly. Thank you for your prayers! Once we get Kristy’s name changed on her passport, which will hopefully be done this month, we can begin the process of getting her a permanent residence permit, as well as Romanian health insurance. Please pray that we will get these accomplished quickly and smoothly. Kristy is also starting language lessons soon, Lord-willing, and we would appreciate your prayers for that.

A few weeks ago at the Tylers’ church there was a seminar for teaching children. We had the opportunity to take Rebeca and two of the ladies from our ministry along to that. It was good for them to learn a bit about teaching children, and we hope that some day soon, one (or all!) of them will want to serve the Lord in this way. The Christian fellowship with the Tylers’ people was an encouragement to them too.

Ion (Yone) keeps coming to the reading classes. His son-in-law, Gicu (Gee-coo), came to one of the classes a couple weeks ago and did very well. Ion has been doing well in his reading too. Please continue to pray for his salvation, as well as Gicu’s.

The work on the house has started up again, and we are hoping that the exterior will be finished soon. We were able to get our land surveyed, and now that we know where the property lines are, we are hoping to put in a fence. Florin (Flor-een), the Christian man doing most of the work on the house, keeps finding different issues with the house that need to be fixed or done before he can put the final coat of plaster and paint on the house. Although we are ready for the work to be finished, it is a blessing thatFlorin knows to check on these things, thinks things through first, and does a professional job.

Although it is still a bit cold in the evenings and mornings, the weather has gotten a bit warmer during the day, which is a blessing. We are enjoying our wood stoves, but are looking forward to hopefully installing a heating system in the house by next winter.

Thank you so much for all of your prayers. We appreciate each of you, and are blessed to have you as part of our ministry with the Gypsies in Romania!

Serving Him,
Jonathan and Kristy Heisey

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