update from Romania

I want to share with you a recent email from our colleague Pastor Marian in Bacau, Romania. Please take time to read and follow the links. Thanks. God is doing amazing things through his leadership in evangelsim, church planting (Paris, London, Darmanesti, Tg Ocna) and mission work (Republic of Moldova). If we can raise up partners, Yvonne and I will return to teach/encourage our Romanian brothers & sisters. We also wish to bring an international intern to North America. (http://barnabasbridge.net )

Greetings from Romania

First of all I want to thank you very much for your support and prayers.

This summer, so far has been busy and blessed – in special the last month of June .  We had a Barnabas seminar in Bucharest , and one Seminar in Chisinau, capital of the Republic of Moldova. Both meetings have been a blessing for the church leaders that participate.

Also  we had the blessing of dedicating the church Building in Darmanesti.  After  all these years, to see the reality of what was just a dream years ago, is a great reward from God.  Thank you for your prayers.

One of the blessed evenings we  had last month was when we had a diner for families. We rented a restaurant and  had 50 % saved couples and 50 % unsaved. It was great.  We stirred curiosity and built  friendships and won trust of these people that started some of them to visit the church.

We also were able to do ministry in 5 community’s in The Republic of Moldova  helping the poor and preaching the Gospel.     It was humbling to help the extremely poor people and we really loved especially the kids ( a lot of them)!

The reason I write this short  letter to you is to ask you to keep us in your prayers. Please continue to pray for us.

This month we  will have a camp with the youth from church. Please pray for us that will be a time of life-change for many.

We are in the process of opening a non profit organization  to work with the youth and kids in the school in the district, and not only this,  but it will also have a wide range of ministry – a great blessing. The name of it will be” Value Plus”.

Beginning with September we will start Barnabas Seminars  again. We need your prayers and support for this.

Thank you again for all and God bless you.

Pastor Marian Paduret

Trinity Church

Str. Orizontului nr 16

Bacau , Romania

marianpaduret@gmail.com

ph – +4 0747 12 03 08

http://www.sfantatreimebacau.ro/

http://www.marianpaduret.wordpress.com/

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About dougjohns

Doug Johns retired from ministry in Canada to devote more time to international work. Right now he pastors part time at the International Baptist Church in Bielefeld, Germany. He is a graduate of York Univ. (B.A.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Doug is married to Yvonne and they have four grown children plus eight grandchildren. Doug has had significant experience as a Presbyterian Minister in Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and New Brunswick. He has served as Associate Pastor at West Congregational in Haverhill, Massachusetts; Doug is committed to international ministry in Romania; and he has taken leadership in Christian Camping as Executive Director of Camp Fireside, NH; Glen Mhor Presbyterian Camp, Ontario; Timberline Ranch, BC. .... avid baseball fan of the Toronto Blue Jays ... Managed American Legion Baseball Team out of Creston BC in North Idaho League. Doug is a serious runner with many international half-marathons completed over the last 6 years.
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