story day 2 – Gherla

Barnabas Bridge Aug 2 2014

This photo is from our last visit to Gherla, in May 2014. Yvonne is with Romi & Marta, their children Andrea & Sami, and Romi’s parents. They lead the Philadelphia Gypsy Church, renting a small room for Sunday & Thursday worship. Their finances are stretched to the breaking point, yet they showed us generous hospitality and a huge welcome. We are pleased to call them friends. Last year our supporters were able to assist with a few hundred dollars for winter firewood heat. This church is praying for an international partner. Music instruments are held together with scotch-tape, there is need for a laptop computer plus assistance with rent. There is ‘space pressure’ as the rented space is too crowded. We pray for God’s provision, protection and blessing on these brothers and sisters, and for effective ministry.

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About dougjohns

In 2016 Doug Johns retired from ministry in Canada to devote more time to international work and travel. He is a graduate of York Univ. (B.A.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Doug is married to Yvonne and they live in Creston, BC. They have four grown children plus eight grandchildren. Doug is a serious runner. Combined with an insatiable passion for geography from his youth, running races around the world has become a gateway for adventure. Doug started distance running at age 60. He has worked, studied, traveled, and run internationally.
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