NEXT GENERATION PREPARATION„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
We praise the Lord for the work He has done these past few weeks and look forward to what He will continue to do! A Gypsy lady, Ana, whose children often come to our services, came to church a few weeks ago and said that the Lord was working in her life. After coming a few times, she received Christ as her Savior! She seems to have been drawn in by the Pentecostals now, so please pray that Ana would be grounded in the truths of the Word and grow spiritually.
We have started reading classes again. Ana came to one of our reading classes along with Ica (Eeka), another lady who recently got saved. We are hoping that Alina, the saved mother of some of the children that come to our church, will also come and learn to read. She has not been to church for a few weeks, so please pray for her to come to church faithfully.
A few weeks ago, I put down a layer of concrete in the children’s room at the church building. The children were very curious, and it was all we could do to keep them off the floor. But they thought it was the greatest thing! :o) There always seem to be plenty of children coming to the children’s classes. Many of them seem to leave before the service is over, but this is very typical with their short attention spans and lack of discipline. We praise the Lord that we have had a few services with little disruption from the children. It is nice to not have to have someone constantly guarding things outside for the entire service!
Cory is growing quite quickly! It seems like he was born last week. We took him to see a dentist about his possible tied lip last week. Thankfully, the dentist said everything was fine. Cory had been having some trouble nursing as well, which was why we thought his lip was tied. He has been doing much better, so we thank the Lord for that. It was exciting to receive his American birth certificate and passport in the mail! We have begun the process of trying to get all the proper paperwork together for his Romanian residence permit.
This past Sunday, there were a few visitors at our service. Some teen girls came, and the man that Ica is living with. After the service, they wanted to stay for a while, as it was warm in the building. The Lord provided wood for the church for the winter, and it is having positive effects already. :o) Speaking of heat, we are grateful that the Lord has provided part of our heating system for the winter for our house, and we are trusting He will soon provide the rest. We would appreciate your prayers for this need.
I was able to preach a few weeks ago, and it was a blessing to see several visitors come to the service. We were able to talk to them afterwards for a while and share the Gospel with them. Most, if not all, of the Gypsies in the church neighborhood have been shown the Gospel. Please pray that many more will be saved!
Thank you for your continued faithful prayers for us and the Gypsies in Mosnita! We are blessed to have you as helpers in the work here!
In His service,
Jonathan, Kristy, and Cory