Constantin Ghioanca pastos in Bucharest, Romania. His congregation continues to grow under his leadership and teaching. Constantin (Costel) sent us this report of Adonai Church this past month:
On February 28 we had a special meeting in our church when we took time to share about the identity and vision of our church during the morning service. We wanted people to understand more clearly what we are doing and where we are going as a church. We had about 40 people in the meeting, some coming for the first time. Also, we encouraged people to get involved in serving our Lord and especially in doing personal evangelism. It was a good time for motivation and encouragement, but also for celebrating what the Lord has done so far in our church. I am personally encouraged about the enthusiasm and joy we are experiencing. I know that this is not always going to be the same, but I praise God for His provision. I am also thankful for Stefan, a good helper for me in ministry. His passion for the Lord is an encouragement for me and I pray that, by God’s will, we shall soon start working together as a pastoral team.
We had a young man who started to attend our church. As of yet, he does not know Christ personally, but he says he comes to church for help. However, the evil one tried to stop him from having fellowship with us. He didn’t come to church for a few weeks and I called him and said I wanted to talk to him. We met and had a very good discussion. He told me that every time he is down and considers not following the ways of the Lord, I suddenly call him. This is quite an experience for him. It is like a sign. He has begun attending the church regularly again and seems to be learning more and more from the Word of God. Please pray for him that he will come to a personal knowledge of our Savior.
A young woman came to study in Bucharest. I met her at the library of the Baptist Seminary. She had a difficult childhood with psychological traumas. I shared the Gospel with her and tried to help her as much as I could. I told her the truth about God and His love that was manifested in Christ. That helped her a lot. I literally saw how the Gospel can heal one’s heart and bring joy into his life. I understood once again that the thing we need to do is to share the Gospel with those who are burdened, hopeless, and caught under the bondage of sin. Nothing is too hard for God!
Don is serving as the HeartCry Coordinator for Eastern Europe. As an itinerant evangelist, his pulpit ministry is directed toward preaching on the inner life of the believer and the spiritual need of the lost. With HeartCry, his ministry includes organizing Bible conferences and corresponding with the HeartCry missionaries in Europe. He and his lovely wife Cindy live in Tuscumbia, AL.More By Don Currin