Craiova, first impressions
It’s been three weeks since we moved to Oltenia ( South West of Romania).
We are grateful for everything we’ve achieved before moving here. The Lord surprised us with the transportation, through two people that offered to take us here. Recently we’ve signed the contract for the renting of the house that will host the mission center. It is a house with 5 bedrooms, at 2 kilometers from the city center.
We’ve succeeded to unpack 90% of the things. Our main concern now is to put in the house the things we need to make this place welcoming for the students and the teams that God is sending here. We hope to have beds until the “ProMission” Festival, that will take place in August, because we will host the first team. The good news is that we have already the minimum necessary for the kitchen and we will receive some musical instruments and the necessary money for the bunk beds.
So far we’ve enjoyed the fresh vegetables (cheaper that in Transylvania), receiving visitors (from the city and other places and even from Medias), and seeing the city (it has a beautiful center and many parks). We look forward to organize the outreach that will take place in August here and the Discipleship Training School (DTS) in this autumn. So far we did not do evangelize, we prepared the field in prayer.
From the first days the Lord brought on our path people to collaborate with and people that we can serve. A pentecostal pastor, that is in charge with the Dolj county is organizing every year in August a children camp (with approx. 120 children), near the Danube. This year we found himself not having the money to organize it again. But the Lord in His grace had prepared the solution through the team will have here from ProMission Festival and through some donation from Cluj. With this team we plan to organize a research of Craiova, prayer walks, street evangelism through a medical tent and a VBS for the children of a baptist Church.
In spite of the fact that many young people move from Oltenia, our prayer is that this area will become one that its people are joyful for living here and also this land will be a land in which people ”let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!”(Amos 5:24).
Thank you for your support in prayer and also for the practical one. We still need your prayers:
for our health , protection and guidance
for finances to complete equipping the house with wardrobes, tables, chairs and desks, etc.
for family Bogdan pray that God will help Ema have an easy pregnancy, pray also for a cheap rent that will be close to the YWAM mission center (from October when the DTS students will come) and spacious car
for Cristina, a husband 🙂
for Daniel, Flori and Adriana (they will join us in autumn), to finish well their preparation in Medias, to grow in their monthly support because they still need this
for more participants in the ProMission Festival and DTS students.
For the glory of God and His Kingdom
Mihai & Ema Bogdan and Cristina Suciu