Ion Gireada pastors three congregations in the area of Chernovtsy, Ukraine. He also provides accountability and encouragement for three other HeartCry missionaries in the region. Driven by his love for the unsaved, he faithfully engages men with the message of redemption. In his report this month he shares some of his evangelistic encounters.
We carried on the Bible study on Luke in a church and I preached the Word. Two non-believers came to church on this occasion. During the prayer time, I said told the people that the church was a house of prayer, as the Lord had said, and I urged all the participants to pray. We knelt down and these two non-believers prayed as well. They prayed so sincerely that one might think they were believers. Praise the Lord that they had the courage to pray publicly! We pray that these two men will know the Lord.
Because of the Covid-19, we are in quarantine. Therefore, I do a Bible study with the church through Viber. I send the church members questions from the epistles we are studying and after they study the epistle, they send the answers to me through Viber and I correct them. Many people have come back home from Western Europe and now they have worship time with their families. They confess that it is wonderful what the Lord has done because they can spend more time with their families in prayer, singing praise to the Lord and studying the Scripture.
One of the two non-believers who came to church repented at home. Since then, he prays and fasts. He told me he didn’t want to die before he was baptized, as he wanted to fulfill what the Scripture says. His wife is a believer. We are thankful to the Lord for working in such a wonderful way through this pandemic in bringing people to repentance! We can pray more than ever now and get closer to the Lord! Praise Him that Romans 8:28 is true! “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”