||BWA Women's Day of Prayer among the Hungarian-speaking sisters of Romania
Our women union was re-established in 1991 –
after 50 years of communist regime, during which the churches were
hindered in their activities. Beginning with 1992 we joined the BWA
Prayer Day. Every year we count as a special privilege, to pray to our
Lord, together with the sisters of the whole world. We are thankful,
that we can meet in freedom and peace, and remember that it was not
always so in our country.
We joined also this year, the praying sisters of the world in the city
of Targu Mures and 5 neighbouring towns and villages. In these smaller
localities the sisters meet monthly to pray together, study the Bible
and they also call others from the town or village. The preaching of
the Gospel started not long ago, in these localities. Our Lord is
glorified as people turn with full heart to Him and leave their
previous way of life.
In Sepsiszentgyorgy, one of the most eastward Hungarian-speaking city
of Romania, and other two village churches, we were praying together
with the sisters. We prayed for the suffering, the poor, the ill. We
gave presents to each other. In all the three localities there was also
an agape meal, where we continued to discuss, we were getting to know
better each other, and those who came first time to church.
In the north of the country we prayed together in the city of Satu
Mare, and in 4 surrounding villages. In one of the largest Roma (gypsy)
church of the country one sister was encouraging us to giving: "we are
now helping people that are much poorer and more dark-skinned than we
are". Our Roma sisters prayed with enthusiasm, for the African sisters
that live in poorer conditions than they live.
In our church, in the large city of Cluj, this day is a also holiday.
Much more people come to pray than usually. We listen to statistics
from different continents and project pictures. But the main emphasis
is on prayer. Because we like if others are compassionate toward us,
that is why we bring our petitions before the Lord feeling together
with others, many times crying. Compassionate love can heal the hearts
or gives power to fight among difficulties, since our greatest needs
are to be loved and accepted.