It is the end of summer. Again. It has been a busy summer. Again. Yet every summer leaves us with unique memories, unique experiences and a deeper realization that when we are “in step” with God, on His own timetable, we get to witness nothing short of miracles. Here are two of them.
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We met the Bradea family about three years ago, but Pulse had helped them long before then. The father has a degenerative condition which affects his walking and thus his work. The mother was a stay-at-home mom for many years, but her husband’s physical condition forced her to return to school to finish her degree in teaching so she could get a job. A relative of hers let them use a house that he could not finish do to lack of funds. They fixed a room, a kitchen and a bathroom and for many years the couple and their four children lived in only one room. Two years ago we invited their kids to come to Pulse’s camp. Ilinca, then 14, gave her heart to the Lord under the teaching of Shari Steager and we have had the privilege to watch her transformation over the past year. Her spiritual growth had been so visible that we invited her to be part of the team who helped with camp this summer. Ilinca is a shy, quiet and very dependable girl, a classical example of the saying that calm waters run deep . The last Sunday of August we had the joy of being part of her baptismal service. And since she is moving to a highschool in Oradea in the fall, our family has taken her under its wings. We consider it a privilege to be able to disciple her.
A short visit to the States
Bringing a Romanian choir to the States had been a dream of MBK since Will was alive and in the works for a couple of years. It finally happened this summer in a joint venture with Precious Life from Altoona, PA and it was so clear that it was the right time. We witnessed miracle after miracle from all of them getting a visa to schedules and meetings that fell into place beautifully. Eduard Teodorescu has worked with many choirs over the years, but this particular one is special because it’s made almost entirely of Gypsies.
I (Mihaela) was invited to join them on the two week tour to the States, representing MBK Romania. During our time together I learnt that even though we come from the same country and speak the same language we are vastly different. And that even though we are vastly different the transforming power of the Gospel in our lives has the same end result. We love the same Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ and this love is the strongest common ground, stronger than blood or ethnical ties. I’m immensely grateful to Gabi for staying home with the kids so I can be part of such a blessed experience.