Our church was able to get together for Easter celebration to celebrate Christ Resurrection this Sunday! Thank you very much for your prayers on our behalf to have a place to worship this Sunday! Please, continue praying for our church that we could continue meeting for our weekly time of worship.
This last week Marcel had an opportunity to share the Gospel, but he felt very strong leading to share the overview of the end-time event he has studied during the Eschatology class at Moldova Bible Seminary for the previous two weeks. Though it felt strange he proceeded wanting to be obedient to the Holy Spirit leading. After sharing the group went on to other wards. A little while later a woman came seeking for Marcel and once found she grabbed hold of his and said “I want to repent and become a Chrisitian.” She was from the ward where he shared from Eschatology class. He walked out with her to the corridor and asked her if she really understood the Gospel and shared that only God forgives sins. The lady proceeded to pray and confess Jesus as Lord and Savior. Marcel then prayed for her. It is exciting to see how the Holy Spirit works through us as we listen to His voice of guidance.
Please pray for Marcel and his efforts to plant a Romanian speaking church in Botanica District of Chisinau (Kishinev).
We need your prayers for one of the youth ministry volunteers. Her name is Tanya G. We shared how she came to know the Lord in one of our newsletters last year. About a month ago her mom visited our church and the same day told Tanya to stop going to church and any activities connected to our ministry. Please pray that God intervenes into this situation!
Since she was forbidden to come to church, her parents have been constantly mocking her. Whatever she does they use against her asking if that is what she learned by attending our sect (as they view it). They pretty much planned her future for her and the church was not a part of it.
Tanya is a very committed believer and a great servant. You can read her testimony below:
“Since my childhood I knew God existed somewhere far away. I saw Him as someone who can fulfill my dreams. My mom and grandma always told me if I ask something of Him, I need to be ready to give something in return (behave well, for example). I would ask Him for things but received nothing. I would often get upset with God because he didn’t hear me. I didn’t know then that everything is going to be the way He planned for me, and He knew the best for me. I never read the Bible and never spent time with believers. I talked to God only when I needed something. I rarely thanked Him and didn’t understand that beautiful things He made for me daily.
I started getting to know God when I came to the summer English camp for the first time. My music teacher invited me (she attends Kishinev Bible Church) and I agreed right away. At the camp I liked the Bible studies and various stories from the Bible, but I couldn’t tell anyone about it. A year later I went to the camp again. I started spending more time with camp counselors. I was surprised that they paid attention to me. I could always talk to them about things that concerned me.
After attending the camp, I started coming to the youth meetings, and later I came to church. Every time I went to church I learned something new. I liked the people there and after each service I felt relieved. I started spending more time with the church leaders and one of them invited me to a girl’s Bible study. She told us how God has changed her life but at first it was hard for me to believe it.
One Sunday I came to church and the pastor said to know God personally I had to repent of my sins and trust Him completely. I did it that day. Soon I started noticing what God is doing in my life. I started studying His Word and my faith became stronger and stronger. When I found out I could serve Him in ministry, it brought joy to my heart.
When I came to church, my friends didn’t take it well. Some made fun of me, others just left me. But God gave me many wonderful people who are ready to be there for me. If someone told me a year ago that I would be going to church, play music and sing on the stage, I would have never believed them. But God gave me courage and now I understand why I have been taking the piano lessons for many years. God changed me and my life. I am thankful to Him for everything!
High school students always ask questions like, “Where should I study?” or “What profession should I choose for my future?” After talking to several students, we decided to have a special meeting for me where we could answer their questions to our best abilities. We invited a several people from our church: an experienced manager in machinery production, a logistic worker from an international organization, a missionary, and a Pastor/Seminary President. Each speaker shared about their professional growth, the successes, and obstacles. We talked about colleges in Moldova and abroad and the reality of job market in Moldova. The students we encouraged to do an extra research for themselves, and, most importantly, rely on God in their future profession. Some students who showed up were not believers, so it was a good time to share our faith with them as well. We praise God for the opportunities He gives us to reach out to the youth in our city!
Our ministry in Moldova (KBC Ministries) is focused on reaching out and making disciples throughout Moldova, Russia, and Central Asia.
Missions to Russia: Rehab Center Training (Nov., 2015)
Admirals Basketball Academy & MBS Partnership: Discipleship Class (Oct., 2015)
Faces of Elderly Ministry: Maria (Oct., 2015)
Students on Mission: India (Oct., 2015)
God's ways are not our ways... (Aug.,2015)
Hospital Evangelism (Apr.,2015)
Easter Worship at KBC (Apr.,2015)
High School career night (Feb.,2015)
Persecution of faith (Feb.,2015)