HELD BY THE GRIP OF GOD
I smiled glancing across to my husband over ‘breakfast’ (back home) this morning! Whilst in Romania, he is ‘caught’ engrossed in every aspect of Romanian life – totally undivided in heart – held by the ‘Grip of God’.
The vision is now becoming a reality!
We have seen God’s ‘Rainbow in the Cloud’ – signs and confirmation directed our path this mission trip: A few examples: Hours before leaving, Alan Topping, Coleraine B.C. met Dr. Moore offering further medical instruments, during our time in Romania an email regarding Syringe Drivers secured by Audrey Lewis, Dromore B C – all invaluable provision for the Emanuel Hospice Home Care Team. What a blessing to have the resources to relieve pain as we work out what God is working in and through His children. This one still amazes me, on leaving Cluj, Pastor Marius asked if we knew anyone who made/supplied doors – yet three days later Brother Lyle Simpson sends a text asking Dr Moore ‘any use for internal/ external doors’ ??????????????? Marinela, Director of Emanuel Hospice, asked ‘Shirley, there is one hospital in Oradea where the sheets are so thin you could read the newspaper through them’ – How many sheets do we have in the Ballyclare Store? To-day Pastor Jackie King delivering the completed project for Arad Kindergarden – and so to Calvary B C we say ‘Thank You’ for your continued support for the work and mission of TELLROMANIA. Brian Mewha, making two journeys to Ballyclare to-day – 800 pairs of shoes for the village of Odoreu – Thank You Newtownbreda B C for launching this project on behalf of TELLROMANIA. Heather Mercer, Every Home Crusade, who through various contracts within her Church (Orangefield Presbyterian) and Ladies Groups collated shoes, socks, laces etc for the Special Needs School in Solonta.
To-day is a ‘Day of Action’ as plans are in motion for Container 1 to leave on Saturday, 08th November with Container(s) 2 & 3 following close behind – perhaps a 4th in the future!
Ballyclare will be a busy place of preparation – if you wish to assist please feel free to contact our Projects Co-ordinator, David Morton on 0780 279 5610 or Transport Co-Ordinator, Freddy Smyth on 0796 802 7272. These are exciting and challenging days as we ‘Stand Back and See His Glory’.
Yes, we are home yet there is need for us to go – we look to a longer trip early December perhaps through to New Year – one of the ‘musts’ in life! Remember my husband and I – continue to strengthen our hands in the work of TELL ROMANIA.
2 Peter 1: 5 ‘Add to your faith virtue’. Acknowledging we cannot do what God alone can do, we must work out our beginning as to how best we use our own initiative, always aware that when God speaks He never changes His mind – we need to know where we are but more importantly we need to know where we are going!
Our motto for the future: ‘I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me’.
We will be posting on the web a DVD presentation of the new Christian Centre at Racatau. David Morton will be writing a new page of further materials required for the continued work of our projects in hand.
What’s next to do? In the words of Luke 11: 10 – ‘Everyone who asks receives . . .’
Hold us close in heart and prayer
Shirley – Friday, 24 October 2014