The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
We're grateful to God for your love and prayers. Thank you. This Thanksgiving (a rather important American holiday) I had to work my biggest day of the week (it's not a holiday here). Lord willing, we'll celebrate this Friday. It's important for me, and I'd like to teach my children a little about their heritage, and of course thankfulness to God.
Recently I've was at Unirii (our Times Square) and was appalled by the horrible literature people were handing out. I remembered a similar time I had some years back with some good friends:
The devil certainly hasn't gone on vacation. It reminded me how important it is to just do something to share the gospel. God gave us grace to go out with a couple of men from church, to hand out some tracts in this very place, then once we had given them out he gave us an amazing time sharing the gospel with an individual at a coffee shop.
Please pray with us for God to work mightily here in Romania to save the lost for the glory of His name. Please pray that God would give me (and all of us) boldness to open my mouth as I ought to.
Please continue to pray for our health, both I and Andrea are a little sick. I especially am almost constantly with a cold and super exhausted. I'm sure it has a lot to do with being a teacher of small children, and spending so much time in the elements.
Some of the hightlights I like to give thanks for are:
• That God has brought us this far. If I die tonight, I have so much to be grateful for. God's grace has taken a less than worthless life, that deserved nothing but hell at the very best, He reached down and saved me. I wasn't looking for Him, He saved/chose/elected, gave me repentance and faith, adopted me, made me a new creature, and has given me the wonderful honor of doing exploits for His name. God gave His only Son for me. Selah. I am thankful for a redeemed life.
• I am Thankful for my godly (and very beautiful) wife Andrea. Talk about a bonus, God not only saves my soul but let's me be married to her. Wow, my cup is overflowing. Hannah, Demetrius, and Ilinca.
• Logos Church-Here is a sermon from last month on Romans 3: 13-15. I'm grateful to God for the body of Christ and their patience with me, and opportunities to serve and be served.
• My job.