In spite of
lots of snow, cold and dangerous roads, 70 women came together
from 22 localities of Romania for 3 days for leadership and
training. These are women ministry leaders, children Sunday
School teachers, and they give the leadership to thousands
of women. Part of training was the importance of God's Word
with regards to a study of Parents and Children and their
As we evaluated
the women ministries in Romania in 2003 they shared how the
Lord fulfilled their visions and prayers.
Bucharest shared how the bible study groups grew as a result
of studying the book of Covenent. They start with 20 ladies
who grew to 60 and all became leaders and got involved because
they understood their responsibilities in God's covenant.
With tears of joy Maricica shared that out of the initial
group 25 groups have been formed and the women are involved
in different ministries.
that after the last leadership meeting she returned home and
prayed the Lord to show her a specific ministry to be involved.
One of her friends came and shared her pain how her mother-in-law
kicked her out of her home. Her husband allowed the situation
to deteriorate and took the two children away from her. Maria
shared God's Word with her and as she was comforted she brought
her friend, a widow of 14 years and very lonely. The group
began to grow as each women brought her friend along. The
fifth women was Maria's neighbor who called her, devasteted
that her husband left her for another women after six years
of marriage. Maria shared Christ with her and asked the group
to pray for the return of Anna's husband, at her request.
To Ann's amazement, without her interfering, like she used
to do before she saw the movement of God's hand who intervened
and her husband returned home. Anna recognized that it was
God who answered her and the group's prayers and as a result
she received Jesus. Maria wrote "at this leadership session
I received the ability to study the Bible, a vision for new
opportunities to teach children and a challenge to study inductively
with women in my church."
how the Lord sent her to an area of Romania where over 200
teens and children are affected with HIV virus. As she held
a bible study conference in a local church, she found out
that the pastor's wife had two children affected with HIV
and other women also. Lydia encouraged each one to be involved
in a bible study and fourteen women respond and began to study
of Covenant! They received encouragement and strength.
one of these 14 women who became a leader; she shared with
us how the Lord not only strengthen her and helped her to
deal with her teen affected by HIV virus but also gave her
a vision to reach to other mothers whom she met at the center
where she goes to pick up the medicines. She formed a group
with two book Lord, I want to know you! A study in God's Names.
At this meeting
we strategize and planned for 2004 and all women agreed to
work together for a common goal, to have a retreat for widows
and their children from all Romania, at a special place. This
will be a time of rest, fellowship with one another and time
of teaching bible. Their children will be taught according
to their ages.
We also plan
to have a retreat for single and young girls to teach them
the biblical values of sexual purity. So far 70 singles have
been signed up.
We trust the
Lord to provide for these two projects for this summer.
With love and
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