In faithfully continuing to disperse the seed of the gospel, Alex Palade, builds relationships. His consistency in speaking to students has encouraged a gospel interest in many young men and women. The following are but a few of his encounters:

One young man is a student in Brasov. He didn’t know what God’s opinion about him was or what God said about sin. So, I talked to him about sin and he understood he was going to hell. This was something new for him. Then I told him how Christ suffered the Father’s wrath in our place and how he can be forgiven through repentance and faith in Christ. I encouraged him to read his Bible. In the end, he thanked me for what I had told him.

Another young man who was 16 didn’t know he was going to hell and he was living in total ignorance. I told him what the Bible says about sin and, at a certain moment, he asked me, “How can I get rid of my sins?” So, I preached to him about Christ and His sacrifice and I encouraged him to read the Bible. I praise the Lord for giving me the opportunity to preach the Gospel to this kind of people who have no idea that they are under God’s wrath.

I met two young men at the gym and one of them said he had wondered how God saw him and he knew he was a sinner. So, I preached the Gospel to them and other athletes gathered around us and listened to me. I told them that the wages of sin is death and about Christ’s death in our place and about the salvation through faith in Him. I encouraged all of them to read the Bible.

I met student on the street. He didn’t know what God’s opinion about him was. When I told him what the Bible says about sin, he started laughing. He tried to compare himself to others. Seeing this, I tried to be more direct in speaking about sin and the judgment that is awaiting him. Adrian mocked everything that I said and then he left. I found out that he went to church as a child, but then he turned his back on God.

A female student believed she hadn’t committed too many sins. When I told her what the Bible says about sin, she was terrified. She understood she was going to hell. At a certain moment, she even had tears in her eyes. I told her how she could be forgiven and how Jesus Christ was punished in our place. She asked me, “Why did you come to me to ask me about these things?” She was seeking God and her husband had read from the Bible. She thanked me for telling her all those things and I invited them to church.

I spoke to a Rroma man. I went to preach the Gospel at the marketplace, along with other brothers from Providenta Church. The Rroma man came to listen to us while he was smoking a cigarette. He told me he used to go to an evangelical church, but he quit when he saw how mean and hypocritical Christians were. Even there, in the marketplace, there were evangelical Christians who tried to harm him. He was very disappointed. I told him that Christ died for him and not the people. His son, who was 18, told me he had intimate relationships with a girl coming from a Christian family. The girl got pregnant and she left for England, where her family is living. The Rroma man said he felt he was far away from God, but he liked to listen to His Word. He said he wanted to turn to God.

Then I shared the Gospel with two Adventists. They didn’t know how God saw them or where they were going after death.

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.

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