Sorin Iordan is the pastor of a Gypsy church in the southern part of Romania called Rosiori de Vede. The church is located in the middle of the Gypsy community and has had a good ministry among the Gypsies living there. Sorin has also started new missions in Olteni and Troianu. He is married and has seven children. In the following, he gives an account of the Lord honoring faithfulness in spite of an alcoholic’s refusal to trust Christ.
In Olteni, the Lord worked in a family that I have been visiting for about one year. The man, who is forty-nine, and his wife, forty-five, have two children. There have always been problems in this family, because the husband is an alcolic and often argues with his family. But he was always kind to me and welcomed me into his home. He always listened carefully to the Gospel message and even asked me questions about salvation. He came to church with his family several times, but each time he would go back to the bar and get drunk. His wife told me that this was normal for him. She said that he was generally a good man. But because of the alcohol, he often became violent and would beat her; he would even beat his children if they tried to protect their mother. They were almost divorced several times. Three weeks ago, the wife received the Lord as her Savior. We are glad that the Lord blessed their family with salvation, and we have hope that He will save her husband too. The man used to drink alcohol every day, but he has not been drinking for two weeks. We pray that he will also turn to God.