preaching in Romania

Barnabas Bridge Wednesday August 13 2014

Tonight we had sixteen sit down for dinner at the church. This is a big deal for such a small congregation. Thursday night pot-luck and small group Bible Study has become important in the lives of our people. I am so thankful for St. Andrew’s – they have a big love for Jesus, for the Word of God, for singing the praises of God, – and they recognize the importance of thinking globally. Our church, when they issued the pastoral call, officially allowed for an extra two weeks annual leave to do mission work. St. Andrew’s, when the Elders approved the Romanian mission, also processes donations through their designated accounts which allows the issue of Canadian charitable tax receipts.

During this month we are sharing a daily report and some photographs of our work in Romania. It’s about raising funds, yes, but it is about so much more. We want you to know the stories and faces of some of the churches and people of Romania we have come to love. Our mission is to help strengthen the churches, to befriend and assist the Christian leaders, all so that the work of Christ will prosper, so that the discouragement of poverty can be defeated, and so that the next generation will serve the Lord with vision and purpose and joy. Our goal is to offer you and your friends/churches/families opportunities to connect and support. Barnabas Bridge is a small and simple mission: people you know directly relating to real people in Romania. We can find people and projects that spark your interest. We can take you along on one of our trips. Please consider joining our cause. We operate on a shoe-string budget and we will never be able to respond to all the needs before us. We can do a few things well.

We encourage you to read our daily email/posts, take a look at our August campaign information here, pray, and assist. We have received some good positive feedback over the last two weeks but we are still looking for our first campaign donations. Thanks for your partnership. We love all of you and our friends in Romania. Below: two photos from 2012 of Doug preaching in Timisoara at Stinca (Rock) Baptist Church and Tg Ocna at Bethleheem Pentecostal Church.



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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