Sunday December 11, 2011

Self-worth is so, so important! More important to our well-being than we may understand. “I’m so unworthy” seems to me a sad state of life.” I have been “made worthy” gives freedom to be who we really are and meant to be.  Wear it!!!

This is a quote from Peter Dewit (a missionary friend)

This morning I went to the international church. It was such a great service! The worship was great and then we ended up having two sermons. Pastor Patrick spoke first on prayer. He gave us an acronym for the word “pray” which really helped me how we can come before God in prayer. Then Akim spoke on the blood of Jesus which was also very good and I think it was the first time I heard a sermon on the blood of Jesus so I learned a lot.

Here is the acronym for the word pray is:

Praise,

Repent

Ask

Yield

Maria, Andreea and Argentina.

This afternoon I went to the Săbolciu gypsy village for a few hours and it was a real special time for all of the volunteers including myself. The first half of my time in the village I hung out with individual kids and one of the families. We did video greetings for a couple of the missionaries that had been here before and also some kids said a scripture verse too (Philippians 4:13). What a blessing it is to have a camcorder! I’m so thankful that my parents gave this gift to me last year as a belated Christmas present because it is very useful for the ministry here in Romania. It was fun to spend that time with the children and one of the families!

After a while I thought to myself “where could the rest of the volunteers be?” because when I checked the church where they are usually meet for the church service they weren’t there so I kind of worried a bit where they could be. I decided to ask Florina (she’s one of the younger girls who lives in the village) if she knew where they were because I knew her Mom would probably be at the service.

Florina was so helpful and she took me right to where they were having the church service. It turns out one of the older ladies in the village invited them to have the service at her house which is such a blessing because it is really starting to get cold at the church now to have the service there. When I walked into the house they just ended the sermon portion of the service and I arrived just in time for the prayer time.

Wow, I’m so glad that I caught the tail end of the service because it was very moving

Steve with some of the young boys in the village.

especially when I heard four of the women pray. I could really felt their prayers were heartfelt and deep prayers upon God as they repented of their sins, thanked God for many things and pleaded God for His help to live for Him and for strength to continue to live each day for Him. I really felt such a sweet presence of God during this prayer time.

Right now the church is a very small church in the village but the people are so humble and they love God a lot. Please pray for the spiritual growth of the small house church that they expand so radically with the glory of God! The precious ladies and young teen girls can really impact their community at the Săbolciu gypsy village as they pray for them and share the gospel as well. I would like to thank-you so much for your prayers! Blessings to you as you intercede and stand in the gap in your prayers on behalf of the village!

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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