David Vale has followed in the footsteps of his father, Marian Vale, since Marian went home to be with the Lord a few months ago. He has exhibited humility, integrity and dedication in his brief shepherding role as pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Frunzanesti, Romania. In this month's report, he shares some of the ups and downs of the ministry.
We had a baptism this month. Brother Marin Istrate was baptized on September 1st. This was a great joy for the church. He has been faithful to the Lord and wanted so much to be baptized. His wife is also a Christian and attends the church with him and their two children. Please pray that the Lord would bless their family!
I have also had some disappointments in the ministry in Fundeni. I was telling you last month about Mihai and Nuti, whose son didn’t allow them to come to church. I visited them again and talked to their neighbors who told me that these people were not telling the truth; they had actually gone back to their vices, drinking and smoking, and this was why they didn’t want to come to church anymore. They chose to do this even though Mihai had been healed by the Lord when he had come to church and didn’t need to use his walking stick anymore. Please pray for them to turn to the Lord. I visited them again this month to pray with them and invite them to church, but they didn’t want to come. May the Lrod search their hearts! I want to pray for them and visit them again.