(November 20, 2022) David McGuire, missionary to Romania, again uses his camera to ‘write’ reports and share some updates…
We’re called to share the good news about the Lord Jesus, the Saviour of the world. The world is in terrible trouble these days and we believe that James’ teaching of James 2:17 must be active if we’re to reach lost souls with the gospel!
And what did the apostle say? The Message Bible pulls no punches – ‘Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?’
Consequently, we endeavour to act as Christians should, meeting practical needs as well as sharing our faith. Hence we join with others here in Romania to reach out however we can expressing the love of God, whether it’s…
- Kids ministry – sharing Jesus with children
- Buying and transporting needed food to troubled Ukraine
- Supporting refugee Ukrainians
- Reaching local people
- Building homes for the homeless
- Praying for needs, not just preaching, or
- Training sessions on divine healing, spiritual warfare, and overcoming Satan
1. Children’s ministry
Many kids here have never heard of Jesus or His gospel message of love and forgiveness of sin, and we continue to reach such with the good news, using biblical cartoon movies. Praise God that they’re attentive and that several have accepted Jesus.
As well as regular gatherings, we treat them with special meals and outings… below Left: Tigmandru summer kids on a trip to the zoo Centre: happy kids. Right: Summer outreach camp (our daughter Sabrina, in black, top right).
2. Helping Ukrainians
We don’t work alone but continue to associate with other Christians and teams reaching out to this troubled nation… getting badly needed items and transporting these up to Ukraine.
Left: Food and clothing Centre 1: Needed stoves Centre 2: YWAM Cluj’s Nieck (He comes from Holland) buying food Right: Packing potatoes
Have Trailer: Will Travel! Queuing up at Ukraine border…
(ii) Sheltering refugees
Encouraging those who have made it to Romania to settle peacefully, even supplying Ukrainian food!
3. Local outreaches lead to salvations and baptisms
Tigmandru outreach with seven churches attending. Blessing some new converts ready for baptism.
4. Building homes for the needy
This aspect of our ministry continues. As many know, I delight to use my building skills and with others we bless homeless people, especially for gypsies… and take the opportunity to share Jesus as we build.
Right: 77-year-old Phil France from Sheffield, England came here to help build this house in Danes.
5. Prayer opportunities
Team members take every opportunity not only to tell of Jesus but to pray for the sick showing His love of all.
Most times we stand and pray.
Sometimes we really have to get down to business as it were! 30 minutes of sincere prayer, then healing came to this person’s foot, praise God.
6. Teaching and training
Below: Equipping leaders conference, Tigmandru. Michael Cantrell teaching on biblical use of finance. Marcel and team teaching on worship. Norman Patterson teaching on Today’s Church. Me, David, teaching on divine healing. YWAM group that was taught spiritual warfare by me.
7. Yoked partnership
As James went on to teach in verse 22 – ‘Isn’t it obvious that faith and works are yoked partners, that faith expresses itself in works? That the works are “works of faith”?’
We appreciate your prayers. This really supports us in our ministry here for the Lord. May God use you too whether you are to reach out to needy people, especially to witness Jesus.
With my wife Rodica (my gifted fellow-minister) and Sabrina (See Sabrina’s challenging October article – What is the True Christian Lifestyle). We can be contacted/supported via link below.
David and Rodica McGuire are missionaries in Sighișoara and have built many homes for the poor in that area, especially among the gypsy communities, as well as outreaching to children who have never heard of Jesus, using cartoon DVDs. Link: OnlinerConnect@gmail.com. Recommended: David’s own story A Work in Progress (Amazon)
Kingdom building is indeed a work enabled by the Holy Spirit, using words and practical measures.