HeartCry missionary Ion (Bebe) Tomeci is an elder at Providence Church in Brasov, Romania. He and his wife, Ani, are given to hospitality and use the ministry to share Christ in their home and disciple believers. In this past month's report, Ion shares how they have witnessed the power of the gospel in many various ways:
The Gospel can rehabilitate people from the worst moral condition. Catalin and Dorin are two men who have been rehabilitated by the Gospel. Both of them spent more than 15 years on the street, but their lives have been changed after conversion. Catalin remarried his ex-wife, who also turned to the Lord. He now preaches the Gospel to the homeless.
Dorin moved to another town in Romania and has a job there. He quit drinking and lives a clean life. He attends an evangelical church there. He came to visit us and to thank us for the love we showed him when he had been in the bondage of sin. I was so happy to see him again.
Cristi came to Brasov 10 months ago. He works at a funeral home and was curious to see how the people that attend an evangelical church are. After our first meeting, he started attending our Bible study meetings and the worship services. We are thankful to the Lord for still raising people from the dead and calling them to salvation. There are many things that need to be changed in Cristi’s life, but I can see the power of the Gospel changing him step by step. Please pray for Cristi to be able to get over the trials that come upon new converts and that his life would be set on the Rock!
Different companies from Romania have started bringing workers from India and other countries to work here. Filip from Nepal is a Christian, but his friend is a non-believer. The biggest problem is that they don’t speak English and they only speak a little Romanian. But the Lord has taken care of this in His grace! There is a man from India in our church. His name is Kraw and he is married to a Romanian girl. Both are members of our church. He can speak a little Hindi. Filip and his friend have started attending our church. We decided to get closer to them to minister to them the love of Christ. Please pray that we would be able to communicate better. Still, love is a common language for all people. We will try to find evangelistic materials in their own language. May the Lord have mercy on them!