A prayer request e-mail I sent out

Monday June 14, ‘10

My Dearest Prayer Partners,

I apologize for this “mass e-mail” but I wanted to send out a prayer request e-mail and I thought this would be the quickest way to do that.

Today Magda told me that she cannot take care of my cat for me when I’ll be in Hungary for the conference. This not only puts a lot of pressure and stress on me because as of right now I don’t have anyone to take care of my cat but I’m also leaving this Sunday to go to Hungary with three people that I work with (we are planning on spending the day in Budapest and going to the Calvary Chapel services there as well, then on Monday the conference starts in Vajta, Hungary and we will return back to Oradea the following Saturday morning which is June 26).

Please, please pray with me that God would provide someone to take care of my cat for me from Sunday June 20 – Saturday June 26. I have asked a bunch of people and they all said no because they don’t have the time, they are allergic, they are afraid of cats or they just don’t like cats. This is very frustrating. I just basically need someone to come to my place throughout the week and make sure my cat has her food, water and her litter box is clean which doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to do that. I believe Minnie is God’s gift to me. I have had a real desire in my heart to have my own cat for a long time, I prayed for one and God gave me my cat to be my friend and companion here in Romania. God has always taken care of my cat, when I moved to Oradea I wondered who would be able to take care of my cat for me but I knew somehow that God will take care of this need so I took that step of faith and came here.

Just a couple of other prayer items:

          Today I felt so tired. The last two nights I haven’t really slept at all because of the heat and stress that on my mind (it has been so hot here lately – in the 30s for the last three days). Please pray that will get the proper rest that I need.

          Praise Item! Aubrey arrived yesterday from the States with her Mom (her Mom is staying for one week). I’m so excited that she is here because we’ll be working full-time together at Sabolciu!! She sold her car in the States because she wants to get a car here which means we can go to Sabolciu everyday and all day and that would be awesome and so finally I can really say I am there full-time!!!

          Prayer Item: Aubrey got a three room apartment in Nufărul which is in the same neighbourhood where my church is in. I was there today helping her prepare her apartment for her to move in. It’s a really nice apartment and the rent is quite cheap for three rooms. Her rent is only 150 Euro and I’m currently paying 140 for one room. So, today we were talking about the possibility of me moving in with her in the fall (there will be interns and visiting missionaries with her in the summer). It would be an amazing blessing from God to live together because our hearts are already connected together since we both are very passionate about working with the children in Sabolciu. In the fall we would love to start going there in the mornings to help get the kids ready for school, do a preschool type program with the younger kids during the morning and then an after school program when the children come home from school (I’ll probably continue to do my English classes for the after school program). If I stay in the apartment where I am living now it would be a bit difficult to meet this daily ministry goal and dream of ours because I live across town and it would be a bit hard to coordinate that. However if I am able to move in with her then we could get up early in the morning, pray together and then leave together which would be a lot more beneficial in the long run. If it is a possibility for me to move in with her then I am thinking I would be save from my rent (65 Euro per month) and I could help pay for the gas for the car because I think it might cost 100 Euro per month to fill the tank of the car. Or Aubrey and I might go half and then the extra 15 Euro per month I’ll put it towards my ministry fund. So, either way I would keep my financial support the same as I have now. I just can’t stop thinking what a huge blessing it would be to live with Aubrey and I have also been praying for a prayer partner too and she told me that she would love to do that with me. Oh and she loves cats so it’s not a problem for Minnie to come with me!

Okay, sorry this e-mail ended up being longer then I intended it to be. Thank-you so much for your prayers. I really, really appreciate it. I’ll let you know how everything turns out. I really hope I can find a kitty sitter soon before Sunday because I feel so stressed and worried about it right now.



About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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