Friday June 18, 2010

I didn’t go to Sabolciu today which was a bit of a disappointment to start my day off. I was thinking of doing some shopping errands but it rained all day today so instead I stayed home today. I did my bible study homework which I enjoyed as I read about when God confirmed His convenant with Abraham.

In the evening I went to the youth/ young adult’s service at my church. I went to church with my friend Geta which was nice to go to church together with her. I asked her if she could take care of Minnie for a couple of more days when I go to Târgu Mures for a couple of days after the conference in Hungary. I did ask Aubrey but then I thought there’s no point of Aubrey coming all the way to Rogerius from Nufărul just for 10 minutes. Geta has no problem doing it which I’m so grateful for her doing that!

The youth/ young adults’ service tonight was really great! The worship was awesome and then Pastor Ted spoke about being the sinner’s friend (friendship evangelism). One of my friends from my young adult’s small group at Salem church also shared her testimony. It was good to hear from testimony.

I took the tram with my friends Stefy and Dana half way home. Stefy and I got talking about the issue in my life of how I struggle with fear especially regarding my Romanian. He told me that he used to be afraid to speak in English when he first starting speaking English 3 years ago in Târgu Mures but then he started to pray about it and not care what other people think about him. He told me that slowly over time his fluency improved and now he speaks in English very, very well compared to when I first met him 3 years ago.

Stefy challenged me that when I pray I can speak directly to my shyness and fear and tell it to go away. He challenged me to pray scripture and to really seek God regarding this. Stefy encouraged me that I am God’s child and He wants me to be His warrior. When he spoke these words to me it was like God spoke life to me and I almost started to cry because a year or so ago I heard a sermon by Jon Narin (he is a missionary from Australia) and God spoke to me very clearly then that I am God’s warrior and I need to raise up. Stefy told me if I would like to talk more about this and pray together he would be able to do that. I am really sick and tired of living in this fear and I desire so much to live in God’s freedom. I also told Stefy too that I know a lot of Romanian vocabulary, verbs and grammar but so many times I am just nervous and afraid to speak out which is a big hindrance to learning and becoming fluent in the language. When he left the tram with Dana he told me then because I already know a lot of words and grammar that he sees that I have potential.

When I got home from church I ate dinner, I spoke to my parents on Skype for an hour and watched a bit of TV (So You Think You Can Dance). I also spent a bit of time chatting with some friends before I went to bed.

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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