Monthly Archives: August 2014

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 … Continue reading

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where it all started

Barnabas Bridge, Tuesday August 12 2014 Our first Romanian ministry experience was in the city of Bacau, at Biserica Sfanta Treime (Church Holy Trinity) with pastor Marian Paduret. He was able to gather pastors, leaders, young adults and missionaries from … Continue reading

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Romanian Orphans

Barnabas Bridge, Monday August 11 2014 Another connection made through Facebook resulted in encouraging visits to the ‘Beauty From Ashes’ Center in Oradea. The Romanian Orphan Ministries organization has found leadership of the highest quality to lead this amazing work. … Continue reading

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Suceava

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 … Continue reading

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a new approach to church in Romania

Barnabas Bridge, Saturday August 09 2014 In our last post we introduced you to the city of Timisoara in western Romania. We stay there for this post as well. From the historical/traditional Hungarian Reformed Church of Lazlo Tokes to the … Continue reading

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never underestimate Romanian church people

Barnabas Bridge, Friday August 08 2014 Never underestimate the influence of a Romanian church or the Romanian people. The people of the Hungarian reformed congregation would rather take on the Communist Dictator than let their beloved pastor be taken away … Continue reading

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Black Church, Honterus, Brasov

Barnabas Bridge, Thursday August 07 ‏ 2014 The statue of Johannes Honterus stands outside the famous “Black Church” in Brasov. Born in Transylvania, and while studying in Austria & Germany, he was won over to Lutheran reform. There was a … Continue reading

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Charis Foundation – Retreat Center & Ministry, Oradea

Barnabas Bridge, Wednesday August 06‏ 2014 Today we wish to introduce you to Daniel & Mona Ciupe of Charis Foundation in Oradea, Romania, close to the border with Hungary. What a great ministry they have! When we first met it … Continue reading

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meet Pastor Horvath

Barnabas Bridge, Tuesday Aug 5‏ 2014 Meet Pastor Horvath of Maranatha Church in Tg Mures, Transylvania, Romania. It was a chance Facebook connection just a few weeks before our Fall 2012 ministry trip that led to a schedule adjustment so … Continue reading

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young adults of Onesti

Barnabas Bridge, Monday Aug 4 2014 At first glance, the city of Onesti presents the typical reminders of the cold grey Romanian image of communist dictatorial times. But looking beyond the multitude of identical apartment blocks we found some joyous … Continue reading

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