An Amazing Change

When I first started working in Stroiesti long term, there was a mother who told her kids not to have anything to do with me. She told them I didn’t believe in God and that I was a “repenter”–a negative term used by Orthodoxs, but embraced by the born again Christians.  However,  she would ask me for rides into the city if she saw me around.  Later, when I started teaching English in the school, she allowed her kids to go to English class, but that was it.  Her children were forbidden to come to Sunday School or the Christmas program.  Sometimes, when the mother was at work, the kids would sneak over to Sunday School. (They had asked their dad, who didn’t know it was forbidden.)

Later, the mother learned that the kids got gifts at Christmas and for birthdays.  This past Christmas she sent the kids to Sunday school so they would get Christmas boxes.  I figured this out quickly.  But I was really surprised when 2 of the girls wanted to learn verses for the Christmas program.  I gave them verses.  I noticed the girls were quick to learn verses from the Bible each week and earn points for summer camp.  I expected the girls to quit after Christmas but they are still coming and have parts in the Easter program.

Then last Sunday something amazing happened.  The two sisters were allowed to go to “repenter’s” church in the city!  There are no points, no gifts, only church.  I was shocked to see them in church.  I couldn’t believe their  mother let them come.  What an amazing change.  Please pray for these two girls and their little brother, that they will continue to come to Sunday School (and not just for the gifts) and learn God’s word.

3 Responses

  1. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story…praying!

  2. God is at work. Praise HIM! Praying with you for complete transformation in the hearts of this family.
    Blessings to you.
    Love,
    Shari
    P.S. Continuing to pray for Bogdan’s Visa.

  3. What an amazing story. It brought tears to my eyes to hear of God’s work in these children. He is so faithful to use His Word! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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