Eastern Europe: Coordinator's Report
During a recent HeartCry Conference in Bran, Romania, most of our missionaries in Romania and Moldova were present to share a personal update about their families and ministries. Unfortunately, due to the continued political and social unrest in Ukraine, our four missionaries from that part of Eastern Europe were unable to attend the event.
HeartCry missionaries Conference in Bran, Romania
One does not have to interact with our missionaries very long to witness their continual growth both in their personal character and their love for the Scriptures. Both through our personal discussions and the questions that they directed toward the teachers at the end of the sessions, the graces of humility, hunger for God, love for truth, and doctrinal precision became very evident. I am convinced that this personal progress can be attributed to the Theological Training Extension Program; the loving oversight of our Coordinator in Eastern Europe, Sorin Prodan; and the prayers of so many who partner with them before the Throne.
The yearly HeartCry conferences are tremendously beneficial because they afford our missionaries the opportunity to hear the Scripture from biblically sound men who are gifted to equip them in kingdom work. This year, we were blessed to have Dr. Bruce Ware from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, teach on positional and progressive sanctification. The content was excellent and engendered much thought-provoking dialogue.
Another benefit from the HeartCry conferences is that they provide a family-reunion-type atmosphere where our missionaries can strengthen and challenge one another through corporate prayer and mutual edification. It is good to see the body life of Christ’s Church functioning so beautifully in their relationships with one another.
Your prayers would certainly be appreciated for the physical needs of some of our missionaries. At the beginning of one of the conference sessions, we asked those who were suffering from a physical malady or carrying a heavy burden to stand. Surprisingly, almost half of our HeartCry family stood. This led to a very sober, yet sweet, time of prayer for those in need. Also, pray that our men and women will carry out their responsibilities with joy. Pray that they will live in the realm of reality in their devotional life. And finally, pray that in their ministries they will love as Jesus loved, being always governed by the law of Christ.