Ghimbav, where church meets every day!

Barnabas Bridge – Friday August 29 2014 – Ghimbav, where church meets every day!

Ghimbav is a short drive from Romania’s major tourist city of Brasov. Biserica Stanca Vieti (Rock of Life Church) was a blessing to visit. Meeting in an “upper room” the small congregation is joyful and welcoming. Pastor Mihai Livadaru and his family provide the worship leadership but there is opportunity for others to share songs and poems in the service. Crina leads the singing with daughter & oldest child Otni on guitar, youngest daughter Anna on keyboard, and middle child, son Naty working the computer/projector. It is amazing that for over one year, this church met every day – yes, every day! Mihai is a full time construction worker and would appreciate prayers for good health and energy, and more time to devote to the church. Crina asks prayer for a job for herself and for resources to take a driver’s license. The family needs prayer for, and guidance for, a few things: they need to move from their flat because of ongoing problems with the apartment block roof; finances are stretched but they really need to find money to repair and register their car; the children start school in mid-September and we can support them through prayer for a new school year – public bus service to Brasov makes for long days for the kids. It is joy to count this family and their church as friends, and to stay connected with Crina, Otni & Naty via Facebook. We admire their commitment and dedication to ministry. They have opportunities to minister to the reform school next to where their church meets. As with many of our Romanian connections, it all started on Facebook. God has brought us together and we are thankful.

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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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