In September 2001 Gina and I went to Ocna Mores, Romania to minister at the Good Samaritain Mission.  Good Samaritain Mission currently reaches people for Christ in four villages… Ciunga, MicoSlaca, VeresMort, and Ocna Mores by daily providing a hot meal for all children who wish to come.  First the word of God is taught and then the meal is served.

These villages are poverty stricken areas where people live with very limited resources.  We also were able to minister in a gypsy village called Silivas.  This village is approximately 10 miles from the main village of Ocna Mores.  The families live in mud huts which have no protection from inclement weather, no running water or sanitary facilities.  Many of the children were naked prior to Good Samaritain bringing clothes and goods to this village.

We took food, which included huge loaves of bread.

I shared a short message about Jesus being the “bread of life” and that as we gave the bread to them freely, that Jesus would also freely give eternal life.  The people were very receptive to the Gospel.

Gina and I were also able to minister to 36 children in the orphanage which Good Samaritain operates.

We were able to pour much love in the children at the orphanage. We interacted with children as they were being fed, we played ball and rode bikes, we joined in reading bible stories, praying and singing worship songs to the Lord.

We were very blessed to spend this time pouring the love of the Lord into these children.

We could vividly see the Lord working in the lives of these abandoned children.  The children are receiving a foundation of faith.  Their futures spiritually will be positive because of the excellent job the orphanage is doing at training the children in the ways of the Lord.

Our hearts were torn when we had to leave Romania because we wanted to be able to offer these children a better life.