While in Europe recently, my wife Cindy and I were encouraged as we witnessed the hunger of so many young men and women to know Christ and to make Him known. Their love for the Savior and His redemptive work was very evident as they shared gospel seed with regularity. Believing that he that “sows bountifully, shall reap bountifully,” many remain faithful in their commitment to live and proclaim the gospel.
Providence Church in Brasov, Romania has taken to the streets to preach the good news. Many of our Romanian HeartCry missionaries joined the Providence faith family in a recent open-air evangelistic endeavor in Brasov. During this outreach, our brothers shared the gospel through literature distribution, one-on-one conversations, and open-air preaching.
The Providence faith family is continuing to grow under the servant leadership of our dear brother, Sorin Prodan. His expositional teaching through the book of Acts has served to motivate the church body to pursue the lost. As a result, the Lord has prospered their evangelistic efforts. While in Brasov, we were privileged to witness the church’s first baptismal service, in which two young women were baptized.
As reported previously, our missionaries receive tremendous encouragement through having their fellow HeartCry missionaries join them for designated evangelistic events in their field of ministry. Once a month, our brothers from across Romania gather together for an average of two to three days to canvas a certain area with the gospel. The personal motivation, mutual edification, and accountability received from one another during these times have proven invaluable in exposing a greater number of unsaved people to the gospel.
Another significant factor in their effectiveness has been the discipline of fasting. Some of our brothers fast often to see the gospel come in power. They believe that privation of food and other temporal delights will solicit more of the power and presence of Christ in their outreach. As a result, they have witnessed the gospel moving with amazing clarity and swiftness.
Please continue to remember our missionaries in Eastern Europe in prayer, that they might partake in more of the harvest. While each one believes that God gives the increase, they long to see a greater ingathering of sinners into the kingdom of God. Also, pray for them that they might scale greater heights of gospel truth in their study and meditation, and that they might know increasingly the love of Christ that passes knowledge.