Visit from my Sponsoring Church…and weekend mission to Romania

David, me, and Keith on my house building site

Last week I was excited to have a visit from one of the elders (Keith) and the associate minister (David) of my sponsoring church, the Pond Springs Church in Austin, Texas. They spent a few days in Zagreb, along with Keith’s friend Chris. The four of us had a great time. The guys attended a Bible Institute staff meeting with me; toured the facilities of the Institute and downtown Zagreb; had coffee with the Croatian minister of our church and his wife; met co-workers of mine; had coffee with our church elders; saw my house building site; and shopped for building supplies (David plans to come help me later in the year with some finishing details inside the house). Then we all drove together from Zagreb to Arad, Romania, where we spent a long weekend visiting leaders of churches who are supported jointly by Legacy Church, where Chris works in Florida, and Pond Springs Church. While in Arad, we visited with church leaders; visited families from the churches; attended youth and children’s ministry events; visited the site where they have camp in the summer; and we preached three different times in different places on Sunday. I dropped off the guys at the Budapest airport very early this morning for their flight home, and then drove through the snow back to Zagreb. It was a packed week, but it was great to have them visit me here in Croatia, and also a blessing to meet the fantastic people in and around Arad and see what God is doing through them in this western corner of Romania.

Keith sharing a devotional thought at the Zagreb Bible Institute staff meeting
Keith, David, and Chris in downtown Zagreb
Meeting pastor Nelu in Arad, Romania
Chris and Claudiu after children’s ministry event in Santana, Romania
Church on Sunday in Santana, Romania