Anatol Dunas pastors Emmanuel Baptist Church in Cahul, Moldova. He carries an evident burden to disciple men. In a recent report, Anatol shares of his multiple ministries to the men in and outside his congregation:
“We keep having the men’s meeting every Tuesday night in which we are studying the book of Revelation. We studied the church in Thyatira. In the passage, the Lord appreciates the church, but He also rebukes it for keeping the teaching of Jezebel, who misleads God’s servants into sexual immorality. A brother asked if we still find Jezebel and her teaching in our churches today. So, I told them that all social media and all the sites that we use in a wrong way are Jezebel’s teaching. I told them that if our children have cell phones with internet (and there are no cell phones without internet now), then they are porn consumers. There was an 18-year old boy who seemed to feel uncomfortable when I said that. After that meeting, this young man came to me and confessed that he used to go on pornographic sites. He repented and now we are meeting on a regular basis for prayer and the study of God’s Word.
Also, a father who has children ages between 10-13 said that he had found his children watching pornography. When the cell phone got broken, they considered this to be a sign from the Lord that the children shouldn’t have a cell phone anymore. I tell the men in our church that our children don’t need cell phones with internet, which can open doors to hell.”
MENTORING AND EQUIPPING
“I met with a man every day between December 17th-20th for mentoring, prayer and counseling. He is a good teacher, but working with people means you must be patient with them and to be able to give them a second chance. So, I encouraged him to give a second chance to the people he ministers to.
I preached the Gospel to a 36 year old man in November at our place. He didn’t repent, but I challenged him to do a Bible study with me on the Gospel of John. He consented to do it, but it wasn’t easy because he had many questions. This is good on one side, but on the other side he didn’t have faith to receive the truth. I pray that faith would come into his life through the hearing of the Word.
I preached the Gospel to another man who is 68 and prayed for that he would look to Christ for the forgiveness of sins. He didn’t seem to be convinced by God that he is a sinner. Although he is open, he is passive. After I shared the Gospel with him, we met again and I spoke to him about our need for God. I will keep meeting with him on a regular basis.
I have a 26 year old disciple. We have already completed four lessons from the Gospel of John together. Now he is doing these lessons with his workmates. Actually, I am going to teach the church members that each of them can do these four lessons from John with the people around them. I have encouraged the parents to find opportunities to ask their children’s teachers to allow them to teach a life lesson to their classes around the holidays. This is another open door. A deacon called me to tell me that his daughter’s teacher had called him to ask him to prepare a lesson on kindness for children and their parents. I was so glad to see that we have so many opportunities and that the believers are using them.
I met another young man once again who is working at the car wash. I told you in a previous report that he was willing to receive a Bible. Although he was still open to talk to me, he didn’t show the same interest as the first time. I still try to talk to him every time when I go to have my car washed.”
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