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These days, as I was studying the book of Ezra, I was fascinated to see the way in which God leads historical events according to a well established plan.
I could see God stirring up the spirit of Cyrus, Zerubbabel, Ezra and Nehemiah in order to accomplish His will. I could see how the Isaiah’s prophecy regarding the return of the people from the Babylonian captivity and the rebuilding of the House of the Lord, the temple from Jerusalem, came true. I could see how a part of the people that came back to Jerusalem, started to build the altar and the foundation of the temple.
For 18 years they hadn’t been able to continue the work due to internal and external obstacles. I understood that only those who belong to the people of God are able to build the house of the Lord, but only if their heart obeys God.
We are also the people of God. We are called to build the Church of Christ. We are called to build the Kingdom of God by using our gifts, serving and working under the guidance of the Holy Spirit of God.
Nowadays, when we have to face climate changes, major social and political conflicts, extreme poverty, diseases or armed conflicts, we are called to bring Christ into our community in a practical way.
I would like to invite you to show Christ to those who need it so much. I invite you to join Charis ministry in this pursuit of building the Body of Christ in Romania.
A Chance For Everyone
We continued to remake the Daniel’s bathroom. We have already fitted the floor tiles, the wall tiles and the water tank.
In this period, Charis farm functioned permanently, especially the goat and chicken farm. What is more, we started to make the greenhouse soil ready for sowing and planting vegetables.
2 Cultures 1 God
We have been promoting this program to more than 1200 churches from Europe, US and Canada.
We were glad to put Charis facilities at the disposal of 40 teenagers from Hope Baptist Church. They celebrated here New Year. We also put our facilities at the disposal of Hope church in order to cook 550 servings for the 5 year anniversary of the church.
In this period, Daniel Ciupe served and preached in 2 churches (Tinca and Sălard). He also started a Baptism Class (7 lessons) and a small group leader training course (10 lessons) in Hope Baptist Church Oradea.
Pray for Daniel, Emil, Ioana, Mircea, Simona, Lidia & Rebeca, the members of Charis Board. This year, Charis Board must decide on the focus of Charis activities for 2015-2021, under God’s guidance.
Pray for the gypsy church from Telechiu, At the beginning of the year, the deacon of the church, Sany, decided to leave the church after over 10 years of serving.
Pray for Balog Daniel, the Charis Centre employee. This spring, he will have a very busy schedule.
This year we would like to conclude the toilets near the conference hall. In order to finish this work, we urgently need. 5000 euro.