the solution is quite simple, really!

Barnabas Bridge – Tuesday August 26 2014 – The solution is quite simple, really!

These churches need help, really! It is a harsh reality: the difficult challenge of keeping a church open in Romania is a test of trust. It is frustrating and requires hope to stay the course. Pastor Horvath of Maranatha Church in Tg Mures has indicated that they have two major challenges as summer ends: (1) the church roof leaks: what will the damage be when the Fall rains begin? (2) gas bills are already overdue: how long can they go without heat this winter? This church has a volunteer pastor who takes from his own monthly pension (less than one day’s wage for many westerners) to pay for the building and ministry costs. He is stretched beyond limits. This congregation in the Cold Valley community is desperately poor and any idea you have about church budgets or offerings must be pushed from your mind – totally not even ‘on the radar’. Our friends in Gherla really need help to rent a larger room to accommodate worshippers and buy wood for winter heating. Our friends in Ghimbav want to minister to children and keep up with their rent of their ‘upper room’ church. And we know 1st hand of a few other churches in similar need. The solution? (1) a handyman/contractor could help assess and repair the roof (2) congregations in Canada or the USA could partner with these churches, and with just a few hundred dollars from a mission budget, make a huge difference. So ….. any people good with tools want to take a mission trip? Someone with building expertise could assist with some home repairs too. Lots of opportunity!

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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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