Victor always envisioned making the young people disciples so that they could go out and preach the gospel to others. This in itself is a difficult task, you have to get to know the young people and make relationships. It is nearly 10 months since Victor arrived in Moldova and he and myself are just beginning to feel part of the village and Victor has made good relationships with the young people. This takes ,time, dedication, perseverance and lots of prayer. you cant just come into a country and hope to make everything wonderful, not at all you have to make that effort to get down to young peoples level and really show an interest in them and show them love. Without a vision and a passion and faith that God will do this through you ,it will never happen.
victor spends 2 evening with the young people , he has brought bible studies, teachings and encouraged the young people to trust one another and open up about their lives.It has been wonderful to see the changes in them and how two villages have come together and they have begun to make friends with one another. These young people have accepted Jesus into their lives and have attended church but somethings they did not rely on and that was the most important thing , to first have an relationship with the living God, not a good who died two thousand years ago but who is alive and living in us today !! Amen . Victor has been tirelessly teaching them about the importance of prayer, worship, and the important thing of loving one another,and going out and making disciples.
a few weeks ago Victor and the young people had a night of prayer and they prayed for the town, the village , thew church and many other important things. the week before Victor encouraged the young people to have a day of prayer and fasting. That went very well and most of them came to the church and spent the day together praying . They believed it was a very liberating experience and some of them had never done this before.
The hospital visit
last Sunday Victor invited the young people to go into the local hospital and they had an amazing time going praying for the patients, the staff and sharing the love of Christ, They gave out tracts and went to the children s part of the hospital. They all realize this is what its about to share the gospel , to reach out to others. Bringing people to church is great but building relationships with people and showing Gods love were people are at is just as important. Going to church is part of our christian walk but remembering that Jesus is the head of the church and the church is a building were we gather.” if ye just first seek the kingdom of god and all these things will be added unto you”. And remembering that Jesus said
Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
I am amazed at how much God has helped these young people to understand what
it means to share Gods love. Some of the young people are now feeling ready for baptism which is amazing, unfortunately we wont be here to witness that , But I thank the Lord for helping these young people to grow into their own faith and relationship with him.