Florin moved to the city of Tulcea, Romania, in 2011. He is a member of Bethel Baptist Church and is working as a church planter on the Danube Delta and the mountains of Macin. In addition to church planting, he is seeking to revive the small and abandoned works throughout the region. The county of Tulcea has a population of 260,000 inhabitants, and only about 400 people claim to be Evangelical. In the following, Florin shares about his gospel labor in Tulcea.
In April, I continued to go to Sulina and tell people about Christ and His salvation. I spent two days in prayer and fasting specifically for this town. While there, I met Valentin, a teacher in Sulina who is a Christian. We talked for a while and prayed together.
I visited Elena on another day and gave her a Bible. She started reading it and then asked me about the book of Joshua. She wanted to know why God commanded for women and kids to be killed. This was a good opportunity for me to tell her about God’s holiness and about the sin of idolatry. But then I also told her about Christ and about His sacrifice on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. I encouraged her to repent, and then we prayed together. Only the Spirit of God can work in her heart.
I also met Maria and talked to her about Christ. She said that she is very faithful and has never done any harm to anyone. I offered her a New Testament. I pray that God will show her that she is sinful.
I also talked with Andrei and Laura, a couple of kids I used to see on the street very often. I told them about Christ and prayed that God would be victorious in their hearts. Another day, I talked to their father, Mr. Silviu. He is very interested in the matters of this world. My prayer is that God will bring salvation this family's hearts.
I also had two great blessings. I was in Fieni with the HeartCry missionaries, and we shared the gospel for two days with people. These types of outreaches are very encouraging for me. The second blessing was a four-day conference that we had with our brothers from HeartCry in Brasov. God searched my heart in a special way. He continues to work in me, for which I am very grateful.
I plan to go next month to Sulina in order to rent a two-room apartment. This way I will have a place where I can invite people in order to read the Scriptures, pray, and learn God’s Word. Please pray that the Lord will help me to work through the logistics. I trust completely in God, that He will do this work through the Holy Spirit.