Adrian, who is called Adi by his friends and colleagues, lives in the city of Brasov, Romania. He and his wife Paula have three daughters. Adi serves Providence Church in Brasov as an evangelist. His bold preaching and powerful presentation of the gospel has given him a unique ministry in the community.
Iwant to praise the Lord for being able to write to you once again from the gospel battle field. The battle is getting fierce; it is like hand-to-hand combat with the enemy.
We continue taking the gospel to the people on the streets of Brasov. The gospel message is still upsetting for lost people. But there are also people who are thirsty for the Word of God, and the Lord is drawing them.
For instance, I preached several times this month in a crowded area called Transylvania Square, a place where people come to buy second hand clothes. I was surprised to see how hardened some people were, and I could see on their faces that they hated the gospel message. On the other hand, I saw Christians there who were praising the Lord for the grace that was being poured over that place by the preaching of the gospel. Pastor Sorin Prodan was with me one of these times, and we had many discussions about the gospel as we gave out many gospel tracts. Praise to the Lamb for the seed of the truth that was sown!
The third time that I went to preach the gospel in that square, a brother from the church came with me, and we were planning to preach using an amplifying system. But the Lord had us stop in a place where there were two Evangelical Christians and two Orthodox people. As we got there, one of them was telling about the trip he had made to Jerusalem to visit the native place of Jesus. So we stopped, and the Lord put it on my heart to speak to them about the heavenly Jerusalem. We had a great discussion as I explained to them the difference between faith and religion. Please pray for these men and for all those who overheard our discussion. The gospel of grace can’t be stopped, and it keeps advancing by the power of the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah!
The Lord also gave us victory in the evangelistic outreach that took place in Fieni and the surrounding area. As I was walking on the street in the village of Pietrosita with a pastor, we met an eighteen-year-old young man who had an occult book in his hand entitled, Demonic Blood. We shared the gospel with him, and he told us that he had read about fifteen pagan (or demonic, I would say) books and that if he did not receive an answer from them by the time he was twenty-one, he planned to kill himself. He was interested in the gospel message and gave us his home address and phone number. Please pray for this young man!
As we were giving out New Testaments to some elderly people, a woman came out of a store and asked for several copies. She also invited us into her friend’s store. We went there and found three ladies who were eager to find out what we were doing in their village. We shared the gospel with them for about thirty minutes. What a wonderful opportunity!
The next day, we went to a village called Glod, which is several kilometers away from Fieni. The Lord gave us a good opportunity there as I preached the gospel in front of a bar. There were seven or eight men sitting at a table nearby, and many people and children gathered around us. A number of the people in front of me were longing to hear the message of forgiveness. The Lord gave us grace, and after about twenty minutes I concluded my sermon by praying for the entire audience. There were difficult moments when some people yelled at me to try to stop me from preaching, but the others hushed them, and I was able to finish. Please pray for these people from Glod!
Before closing, I would like to tell you that I was deeply saddened by the fact that one of the ex-homeless men chose to leave our study and return to the street again. However, our church prayed for him, and after three weeks, he came back broken and ready to repent! Please pray for him, as he was sent back to the rehabilitation center in Buzau for two weeks. His name is Gica, and just like all of us, he desperately needs God’s grace!
The Lord has also opened some doors for us in the ministry among prostitutes. We talked over the phone to four girls who had given themselves over to such ungodly lifestyles. There is a fierce battle for these souls. I urge you to pray for them and also for us. Please ask the Lord for spiritual protection for us! There are three men and four girls in our group. One of our girls has already been attacked spiritually and has retired from this ministry for a while.