Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Christmas in Craiova, Romania

The last Christmas (2016) was a busy one for us. God has blessed us with open doors to serve here in Craiova.

As a base we have a DTS running in our base. We have 5 students, 4 of them are involved in all the DTS. 

As a base beginning with 15th of December we entered fully in serving the area we are in. We received shoe boxes from a church from Spain and from a church from Germany and from ELS ministries (YWAM Cluj ministry ). 

ELS ministry from YWAM Cluj, besides the packages they sent a team of young people (3 girls and 3 guys). Together with them we went to a children group in Oboga ( a nearby village ) and we had a children program, then on Sunday we went to a hospital for children with brain damage and blessed them as well. 

Another 2 points of serving were the gypsy children from Romanescu neighborhood and 30 children and 10 families from Valeni ( a village from this region). God helped us to reach with the Gospel approximately 100 children. 

Another event that we organized in this time was a Christmas concert at Filarmonica Craiova.   
The purpose was unity among churches and evangelism. God showed His grace and we 80 young people coming together from Brethren church, Baptist church, Pentecostal church and Orthodox Church. In the concert hall there were at least 200 people that didn't know Christ. They had the opportunity to hear a clear message of the Gospel. 



As a base it was a time of victory and challenge as well. Flory's grandpa died, Ema's mom also died and a church where the brother in law of Willy is serving went through a fire. God was with us every step of the way through the prayers of our ywam friends as well from the churches. God kept us united and He helped us walk in faithfulness. 

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