Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Book Review | Philip Yancey

Praying With the KGB: A Startling Report from a Shattered Empire 

In 1991 Philip Yancey – author of several books and editor of the "Christianity Today" magazine – together with 18 other American Christian broadcasters and communicators was invited by the Supreme Soviet leadership of the USSR to visit Russia. This was right after the fall of communism when in Russia and the whole region enormous, both amazing and confusing, change took place.

Yancey describes how this Christian delegation met with officials in the Kremlin palace and with Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, with KGB leaders, with monks at an orthodox monastery, with journalists from the State newspaper, with a former imprisoned believer and with professors at a prestigious Moscow school of social science.

In the conversations with all these different groups it soon became very clear that Russia was not primarily hungry for political and economical change but for a moral change. All these leaders and influential people where seeking for a stable, reliable foundation in order to rebuild their crumbling nation and they were hoping to find it in Christianity.

When I read the book I had to remind myself several times that this is not fiction, but a report about real events that happened not too long ago in our region. From the Bible I know that God is Lord over everything - over history, nations and governments. But I personally so often lose perspective and forget this powerful reality. This little book is a great reminder that our nations belong to God and that the Biblical principles still work and can bring healing, stability and hope for our nations.

Highly encouraging and recommendable!

-Heidi Kovacs
YWAM Budapest, Hungary

Friday, December 6, 2013

Târgu Mureș | Building News

The big and intense race is finished! The base building is now in our name! We are so thankful for all of you who prayed, gave and believed with us. We see this as a miracle. We were able to raise half the funds and take a loan for the remaining half, needing to now believe for monthly partners for the next 10 years.

You can follow the whole journey of how we got the finances for the building on our blog:

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting us in any way, shape or form in the past year. Please continue to journey alongside us and may we together make this place brighter and more hope-filled! Jesus is the reason and may we all celebrate!

-YWAM Târgu Mureș

Thursday, December 5, 2013

YWAM Mediaș‎ | 20 years

Celebrating 20 years of God's goodness
20 years ago YWAM Mediaș‎ was started, and this fall we celebrated the blessing of the Lord in our lives and the ministry we are doing as a team in Mediaș‎.  20 years of preaching the Gospel, taking care of children, helping poor families, training, sending and serving missionaries, taking offerings, building houses and organising conferences, seminars, schools: we worked that the Kingdom of God will enlarge, on the earth as it is in heaven. We could do all this things because of the people dedicated to obey Him and to follow His calling. It was good to look back and see all that God has done in the last 20 years in Mediaș and to thank Him for enabling us to do it all.

-YWAM Mediaș