Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Psalm 23:6 - Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Certainly God's goodness and mercy has followed us. We've been here in the mountain city of Brasov, Romania waiting for our baby to come. It is now a couple of days past the baby's due date. This really has been quite the trip. It's actually kind of turned into a family vacation, that has been very refreshing for all of us. The large city we live in, Bucharest (like 3 million people), is totally different and stressful. Along with it's huge population comes lots of stress, rudeness, carelessness, and intense competition to make it in life. It really is a depraved city, with immorality rampant. Throw some intense spiritual warfare in there and you get our everyday rat race that we are used to in our home town. This time away has been so refreshing and rejuvenating, it has been a huge blessing from God, I believe for all of us.
Obviously, our main goal while here in Brasov is for Andrea to have a safe and comfortable birth. We are staying less than a kilometer away from the clinic where, Lord willing, our little one will be born. Please pray with us for the safe arrival of this blessing from God, and especially for it's salvation.
While we've been here, Andrea has really redeemed the time. She translated Ray Comforts newest movie Evolution vs. God. http://evolutionvsgod.com/ We're grateful to God for this opportunity, as well as to Living Waters for letting us take part, and to Ninel Lazer http://wdjd.ro/acasa.html for his time in editing and checking the translation. Lord willing, the movie will be freely available to watch on the web site August 7th. Please take the time and watch the trailer, then on the 7th watch the film itself and spread the word. Also please pray for God to use this in saving the lost, and strengthening the faith of His children.
Please continue to pray for the 180 project www.180movie.com . We were able to give out all the copies we had here in Brasov. God blessed us with the help of a young woman from church who is super zealous for the gospel. Otilia not only was a huge help to our family but redeemed the opportunities to share the gospel and hand out tracts. Praise God that Oakfield Baptist Church, a church near my hometown in the states, decided to get involved in this project by donating for materials so we can make more to give out. If that is something you or your church is interested in doing please contact me so we can work something out. The harvest is plentiful but the DVD's are few :). Praise God for the many He has given us so far.
Please continue to pray for God's protection, provision, blessing, and fruitfulness. Lord willing one of the board members of our mission will visit us at the end of this month (hopefully his wife too). We intend to have him talk with the church we are a part of about selecting elders as that seems to be the next step in this church plant. May God use this time for His glory and the beauty of His church.