Barnabas Bridge Sunday August 10 2014

So far we have made only one visit to Suceava, a city in Romania’s north-east. Pastor Catalin Croitor & his wife Paula provide dedicated & patient leadership to the Bethlehem Baptist Church. It was our pleasure to learn of their outreach into poverty-stricken villages, their encouragement & support of a very busy and effective pregnancy centre, and their commitment to train Bible centred leaders. Doug was able to preach at a mid-week service. They meet in a very small worship center until funding is attained to complete the new sanctuary – a building program in process for 15 years! The church is praying for partners to assist with the cost of the heating system which will allow a move to the basement of the new building. Theological students travel great distances to learn in the 3 year program. This Suceava congregation ministers in Bahana village, where the church there had lost its roof in a fire. Amazing that while in their own building efforts they assist this church with rebuilding. Pastor Catalin asks for prayer for Speranta & Corneliu Bozu & their 6 children: all 8 live, sleep & eat in one small room. Only the father has a job – and that being the cleaning of dirt from roads, which offers only very small pay. There are opportunities in Romania to assist churches like Betleem Baptist and families like the Bozu’s. Barnabas Bridge can help make meaningful partnerships a reality. Just ask us. We will never forget the enthusiasm, sense of humor, and amazing hospitality shown to us by Paula & Catalin.

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Suceava church sign

suceava new sanctuary


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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