Lore is one of HeartCry’s student missionaries. Her ministry consists of evangelism and discipleship. Often, she has only a brief window to impact university students with biblical truth because many of them are so transient. Lore is like a spiritual mother who mentors those young women who desire to follow Christ. Her report from last month is a great encouragement:

Student Ministry in Bucharest

I have wonderful news about my friend who recently gave birth to a baby boy and whose boyfriend left her because she kept the baby. But God turned the his heart around!!! This is a wonderful answer to our prayers!!! A few weeks ago he came to bring the mother the DNA results because she forced him legally for paternity testing. Slowly his heart changed and he started to visit them regularly and wanted to be the baby’s dad! I told her I prayed for her and she said, “I know it’s God! I know it’s a miracle! This was impossible! Nothing could have made this man come back to me or the baby! Thank you so much for your prayers. I never believed God could do such a miracle! Now my baby has his dad back! I am so happy!” It’s awesome that she recognizes the hand of God in her situation. Thank you very much for your prayers!!! Please continue to pray for their relationship and salvation!

One of the freshmen students that I disciple is a new born Christian. It is very exciting to see her growing. Two weeks ago she decided to get baptized so I talked to our pastor about it. She also talked to her mother about the baptism and, so far, things are going well. Please pray for her whole family to receive the news. She shared the Gospel with her mother and watched the movie of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress with her. I gave her the book Walk with God by J. C. Ryle and she read from it to her mother and grandmother. She ardently prays for her family and friends and is eager to share the Gospel in spite of the opposition she might encounter.

We meet a lot since she came to study in Bucharest. We go together to church, to student meetings, Bible studies, or just for a cup of tea. She loves the church and the house group led by a very hospitable family. She said, “this is what I was missing in my home town. We don’t have an evangelical church there. Since I came to Bucharest I can apply what I learn in the community of faith.” In God’s providence our church is studying the Gospel of John. I also read with her the book Justification and Regeneration by Charles Leiter. We went through the first two chapters (about sin and the cross of Christ) and she contemplated, “It’s striking to see our huge problem of sin and the incredible love of God in the atonement of Christ in our place.” She loved the movie Pilgrim’s Progress and said that the Christian life looks like a long-term run on the narrow path, full of different challenges and temptations.

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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