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Prayer Letter – March 2013

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Prayer Letter – December 2012

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By the Glow of a Toaster

No, this post’s title is not the cheesy name for my new solo album.  And it’s not the title of a bad translation of a new Romanian horror movie, either.  And it’s also not the title for a poem reminiscing the appliance I miss most; no, that poem will be called “Elegy to a Toaster.”

This title refers to our most recent meeting with the Mihai Bravu community.  With the weather getting colder, a nearby family opened up their house to us.  It’s a wonderful little room with a light and (most importantly) heat.  🙂  The heater is basically a toaster oven shoved into a block of cement and then plugged into a wall.  It might sound a little scary (and, believe me, the toddlers playing around the exposed wires running into the wall do bring concern), but it’s effective and cheap.

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Prayer Letter – November 2012

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New Life in Mihai Bravu

I’m having trouble with the internet connection here, so I’ll make this update short.  Despite the colder weather (fall has finally come to Romania, it seems), we had a wonderful meeting last night with the gypsy community at Mihai Bravu.  Because of the cultural differences, we’re often left wondering how much of what we are saying really has an impact.

Well, last night, three people came up for prayer after a straightforward message about how Jesus calls us to walk in holiness.  The first, a woman, realized she had been speaking curses against her husband by her bitter words.  A man recognized he needed to surrender to Jesus and be born-again.  The third, a young man, came up asking for prayer that a spiritual heaviness would lift from him; when we learned he wasn’t a Christian, we told him we’d pray for him but that the only way to have ultimate peace in his spirit is by surrendering to Jesus.

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Prayer Letter – October 2012

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