These photos show the
terrible housing situation of the Romanian Gypsys that we are
trying to address.
We are in partnership with a housing ministry in Romania. It is
headed in Romania by David McGuire. David
was called by the Lord from the UK where he worked as a building
contractor. Through his good work we
can build a 2 room block home for less than $1000! David also
builds communal wash houses for small
villages. (David recently married a Romanian woman after years of
being a bachelor.
Congratulations to David and Rodica)
Please consider a personal or group
donation to this worthy cause. Remember Mat 25:34 to 40
Below is a recent letter from David that gives a glimpse at what
the situation is like.
Hello friends in Christ Jesus,
Winter is truly here in Romania with
freezing weather and snow coming and going. Nevertheless the Lord
work and needs to which we must respond. And as Eph ch 2 vs 10
says he prepares for them ahead of time that
we might walk in them, not saved by them. But being available to
the Lord first as Isaiah was in ch6 is a step of obedience.
Anyway I'm not going to preach, but I want to give a rough
update on some of the things that have
gone on since I last wrote. We came back from England in the new
year relieved Rodica my wife was a little
better after the long migraine headaches at Christmas time.
She has since had several others and has been admitted
to hospital twice here in her old hospital in Bistrita. This is
where she worked before.
She has also suffered
an inflammed gallbladder with the baby pushing on to this.
She is currently ok ,keep her in your prayers please.
Some of the attached pics show events such as pic1695 which was a
old lady whom I buried in January. She had
no burial ground or burial plans. Her local
church didn't want to do her funeral but the Lord cares
and made a
way. With some true brothers in the Lord prepared a
plot and I was honored to share from God's
word. I also
offered the rest of the family the knowledge of how to receive
God's grace of salvation. Yesterday I was in
Mures for a boy who died at weekend of aids. He was
just 19. Eccl ch 7 vs1-4 talks about the refining work
of God in our hearts when we are at funerals. Had a young man
from Tigmandru who has a call on his life
to be a pastor. He led this lady Maria for whom we built a house
for this February (pic1823). Also, a young
man who loves Jesus came back to work with me after 6 years
apart. His name is Relu. He and Hodu
the lady's house with me. I did the mixing for them. With the
weather so bad we sometimes have to take wood
to families. One being a lady called Leana in the
village of Soard. We built a house for her 6 years
keep in contact. Thats in pic 1690. Also we have kept
up with the school teachers house in Tigmandru with
the building of part of the roof and walls. More is still to be
done as finance and weather permit. (pic on 1830)
More will also be done in Albestifor on the wash houses for this
community in March as the weather gets better. January also
saw a distribution of the word for Tady with Seer ministries
around the west side of Romania.
Ralph and Alex are the printers of this Christian devotional.But
my happiest times are when we do outreach
evangelism in the local market place in
Sighisoara. Sharing and praying with people the love
Giving a coffee or soup to cold pedestrians.
Our prayer needs are health for Rodica and the baby and
Relu, Hodu and their families. Provision for all the projects in
Laslea, Albesti, Tigmandru, Danes and wages
for the men. Land for new houses including our own ,specially in
Danes where there is a particular piece for
which we are negotiating. This will be good for 4
families to have a home. We pray for unity with all our
friends in accomplishing these goals for Jesus, including
operation Wellfound, project Romania, Care 4romania,
Millard Fuller center for housing, and all our brothers in
Christ Jesus. And we pray for support and
for this work for Jesus here in Romania.
Thank you and most of all Jesus.
David and Rodica Mcguire
1695 David with Maria 1823