The following are a few reflections from just one man, with a very limited view (just 11 days!), on the state of missions in Romania one week after returning home.
After having some time to reflect on my time in Romania a bit more I have found myself becoming more and more impressed with the missionaries I met there. During the first 11 days of May I preached once in a Romanian church then spoke to the American missionaries through the E. Free Church stationed in Romania a number of different times…re-telling the story of God’s astonishing faithfulness to us through a great trial.
It is 11 p.m. on Monday evening as I write these words from a hotel in Bucharest. It has been a very profitable time for me and hopefully an encouragement to the church in Craiova as well as the American missionaries representing the Evangelical Free Church for whom I had the privilege of speaking to this past week.
As I continue to share our story of God’s faithfulness through a fiery trial (through teaching from the Bible and theological truths contained therein) I am dismayed to hear the American missionaries speak of the state of health care in Romania. Story after story of corruption,bribery, ill-equipped and unqualified medical personnel.
My trip to Romania has already proven to be successful…not because of me, but because of the power of God and His Word the Bible.
Isaiah 55:10-11 says “For as the rain and snow come down from heaven and do not return but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.