A Life Focused on Him

As summer approaches OM Moldova begins a summer Outreach program called Love Moldova. We have four opportunities to join a team of foreigners who come from all over the world to tell the people of Moldova about God and His love for them. Our family went on Love Moldova A, we were joined by a team from America. Our purpose was to visit families: where we would give them a food parcel, talk with them and share God’s love with them. The visit that impacted me the most was when we visited… Read More

Mrs. Vera

We arrived in Bravicea just before lunch with our minds and hearts ready to serve the Lord. We planned for this outreach to be different, we were accompanied by a team who wanted to encourage and share the Gospel with as many people as possible. We did not waste any time in doing so,  just after lunch, we headed out for two family visits. The first family was a husband and wife who were believers and caregivers for ten children, we came to encourage, but we were encouraged instead. We left their… Read More

Your Last Breath

As you take your last breath on this Earth your eternity will have already been decided. That decision was your choice. You only have two choices, Heaven or hell, when deciding your eternity. Every one of us has to make this choice, the government will not help you, your parents and friends cannot help, nor can any amount of money make this decision for you. As believers, we are called to tell others about Jesus and share the Gospel with them. That goes for all of us, not just pastors, Sunday school… Read More

Scars

We now have been back in Moldova for nearly a month and we have settled back into life in a foreign country. Over the last few weeks I have watched the people; especially the elderly people. So much that they have become heavy on my heart. Seems as if there are more elderly here than there were before. I know that is not the case but maybe I have become so comfortable with life like everyone else and I just did not see them or maybe returning to the states for the… Read More

A Simple Hello…

It was a simple hello that first day we all meet Sofia and her family, we never knew it would be such a complicated good bye. Recently we moved from our old apartment into a new apartment. After much prayer the Lord provided us with this new apartment and the move was a success but at the same time saying goodbye is not all it is cracked up to be. There are many things different about mission life that you will never experience until you answer the call to serve the Lord… Read More

A Child of God

Yesterday I attended a funeral for the mother of a good friend here in Moldova. The ground was covered in snow, the temperature was -4 and the cemetery was all uphill but the people came to pay their respects. Mrs. Ludmila had been sick for several months and on Tuesday she went to be with the Lord. She was a believer; a child of God and she would tell you when you meet her. Throughout the service many verses from the Bible were discussed, one verse was Revelation 21:4. This verse is… Read More

When One Door Closes….

When one door closes another door opens, this is a saying I have heard all my life but I have thought more about the words recently. This is the week of Thanksgiving, we should step back and look at the past year praising God for all we have to be thankful for. This year I have thanked Him in a different way, I have given Him thanks for all answered prayers whether it was an opened door or a closed door. He has been faithful. Sometimes we struggle with this concept, did… Read More

Waiting for Death to Come

As we arrived at her house we knocked and knocked but she did not come to the door. Just before we were going to leave she open the inside door on the porch. We said “Buna Zuia” a simple hello in Romanian and she responded by saying “I am waiting for death to come”. She then opened the outside door and invited us in. It was late in October and the air was turning colder. As we entered the house it was quite warm due to the small fire she had started…. Read More

Remember Your Calling

From time to time ministry stories come across my desk that stop me dead in my tracks, today was one of those times. I have been working on Day Center updates in the last few days for donors and I always enjoy reading these updates to see how the Lord is working through the people in Moldova. Specifically today, I was reading the Panasesti Day Center update when I came across this story. Now understand our family calls the Rock of Ages Church in Panasesti our Moldovan church home and we are… Read More

Yesterday, Today and Forever

It’s hard to believe that in January it will be 5 years since the day Richard and Kim dropped us off at the hotel where we left the life we knew as normal behind and stepped out into the world of unknown. We left with hearts full of excitement that quickly lead to tiredness in Germany, where we stayed 2 weeks before landing at our final destination, Moldova. I still remember so vividly the first day of the GO Conference, it was packed with many training sessions and ended that night around… Read More