Natalia (Natasha) Terentii has served in the Philidelphia Church in Anenii Noi, Moldova, with Pastor/ missionary Igor Serement for many years. Her primary ministry is helping and teaching senior ladies through the local church. In spite of the fact that Natalia has battled different afflictions over the years, she has faithfully pressed on in her kingdom endeavors. Please pray for her as she continues to serve in spite of her present illnessrs. This past month she writes:
“I am so grateful to the Lord for the life He has given me here on earth and in heaven. He has been faithful during all these years and His love has never changed. He has also comforted me daily. I close my eyes and say just like in Ecclesiastes, “Everything is meaningless, but He stays forever!”
A new month with blessings and challenges has passed by. We had two funerals at the church. Sister Valentina, a special woman, wise and meek, passed away. She had some heart issues and died during surgery. Brother Dumitru also died. He never missed a church service. His wife is also a believer, but their children and grandchildren are non-believers. One of these funerals took place at the church and the other one in Ruseni, my village. Non-Christians were able to hear the Gospel at these funerals. All the believers helped with everything that was necessary.
At the end of the month, we had a meeting for the social workers (about 100 women). Each leader shared with us about their work among children, poor families, old people, etc. I’ve met the social worker from Ruseni and we will keep in touch and work together.
SHARING THE GOSPEL
A woman from Russia came to visit her mother, who is my neighbor. She is very sociable and I invited her to my place. I shared with her about my life and my ministry. I also shared with her about God. The next day, she invited me to her son’s birthday. Before we ate, I prayed. When I finished praying, she was crying. Then she told me about her life, joys and problems. I assured her I would pray for her. I also told her that God is great and He knows everything about us. It was a special meeting. Her mother is living by herself and I pray I can be there for her to help her when I can.
As I told you in my previous report, I went to the doctor and received a new medical treatment. The doctor told me I had to do everything slowly so that I wouldn’t get tired. So, I try to work half a day. But even so, sometimes I need to stay in bed for several days. I am thankful to the Lord for Olea who is helping me in the kitchen. She is a great help to me. There is so much work to do and there is a great need for more workers.
Even when I feel so weak, I managed to visit several old people. They always tell me, “Natasha, don’t leave us! Stay with us until we die!” But I tell them that I don’t feel very well and I have to spend time in bed as well. They pray that God would heal me so I would be able to work.
With the help of God and the brothers and sisters from the church, we managed to finish the house for the foster children family. We’ve been working for three months and two weeks. We all did whatever we could. We’ve faced difficulties, but we kept going forward. We are praying for a couple to live in this house and take care of the children. God is great!”
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