It has been quite the changing of tides lately. So many changes happening, but we know in our hearts we are moving forward in the right direction.
Liviu and I resigned from our position as Youth Pastors from Romanian Baptist Church of Metropolitan Chicago in June and had our last Sunday there on July 2. It was not easy to say goodbye to the youth that we had been serving the past 4 ½ years but we knew that it was time to be released to focus on our mission to Romania. We will be focusing these next few months on traveling to churches and partners to talk more about our ministry and how to get involved.
We are currently still raising support to make our way to Romania by the end of September 2017. We only have a few short months left to make this happen. We are scheduled to be at a few churches the last couple weekends of July to talk about our ministry and how to partner with us financially. We have 30% of our funds raised so far and we are praying that the Lord continues to provide for all our needs before our deadline in September.
God has been showing Himself faithful in so many ways. We have had different confirmations along the way giving us peace that we are doing the right thing in moving to Romania. It is a big step of faith, but we would rather step out and do it afraid than to have never done anything at all.
In August, we plan on moving from Chicago, IL to Kenosha, WI until we leave for the mission field. We will be spending time with my (Chelsea’s) family as much as possible before leaving. We will be busy handling the details in moving, shipping packages to Romania, and having a moving sale.
We would love to meet with anyone who is interested in partnering with us in ministry. Please contact Chelsea or Liviu if you would like to meet for more information on what we will be doing in Romania and how to get involved.