Bucureşti is strange. On one street, things can look just like Madison or Milwaukee. Then you go over one street, and there’s a Rrom family living in a house that seems to have been dropped in from Haiti.
Yesterday afternoon, we had a wonderful time with a couple Rrom families living just 10 minutes from us. They’re mostly Christians, love their kids, and have fairly strong families. We met with them for a couple hours for a short Bible study. We had a wonderful evening.
Our friend/taxi-driver/evangelist Tiberiu joined us with his whole family. He’s a gypsy who found Jesus a couple years ago. He’s been completely transformed. I won’t go into the details, but his transformation was huge. Anyhow, he came along and preached, in Romanian and Ţiganescă, and led worship. Jason preached a bit. Then Jake and I shared some and did a couple worship songs as well. (They loved “Yes Lord” when we sang it in Romanian: Da Doamne!) Then one of the women in the group grabbed an old hymn book and led everyone in a couple Romanian worship songs that just rocked. I have no idea what we sang, but it was powerful.
So, we had a fun night, and we hope to enjoy fellowship together again.