Day 4 posted by Jordan W. and Janine
Good evening, my oh my today was quite the day. We had a great morning, some of us got to sleep in, some of us were up bright and early.
Today we went to church here in Momaia, which was an incredible experience. We sang a song we learned in Romanian, and a song in english that the church was supposed to know but didn’t really. (Janine, Jordan S, Lucien, Brittany, Luke M, MacKayla from Washington, Anna and Loys some of our translators). Pastor Jordan spoke on Galatians 1, and church unity, meanwhile two men began to argue and took it outside. But also, the Holy Spirit moved on hearts and we could see people responding well. John gave a message, and following this the pastor requested on the spot if some of our team could give personal testimony about God’s power in their life. Chloe, Josh & Jordin G. each gave profound witness to Jesus’ power in their lives.
After church we went into a town to eat some Shawarma for lunch! We all enjoyed it very much! We continued on to see a Romanian Orthodox Monestary (now a museum) and church. From there, we ventured on to a market to do some shopping and then made our way back to Momaia.
Shortly after arriving back, we were presented with an unexpected request from some members of the church. They requested to come by the house and have us share more testimony’s and God stories. This is a request that John and Cheryl have never been asked before, so we prepared as a team for an intentional night of witnessing. The team was nervous but definitely eager to have been given this opportunity to pour out into the lives of these church members. Our first major culture shock moment came when three hours after their expected arrival, they still had not arrived. They did not end up coming, but we will see if this opportunity reoccurs for a future night.
We are doing well, there are a few struggles with missing home, some minor injuries, dealing with the culture differences, and the dogs barking at night is driving a few of us batty! Spirits are high, and we are excited to see what God has in store for us for the next week. Plans seem to change each day under His prompting and we are learning to react to it with vigor.
As I said we have a couple injuries, please pray for McKayla and her sore hip, Lucien and his sore ankle, Kira and her back pain, and Bree and her allergies. In fact please continue to pray for all of us as we deal with the heat, the high energy consuming days, and the ever changing experiences we have each day.
It was nice to have a day filled with a bit more rest, but we are looking forward to tomorrow to beginning our vbs in Momaia. Goodnight from us all (even though it is just after lunch time back home)!