Moldova 2007 Journal 9

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Sunday morning we each went to separate churches to preach the Word. Mark preached in the church in Vadul lui Sac, Bob preached in the church in Colibash, and David preached in the church in Brinza. The people were very warm in all three churches receiving us with appreciation and love. What a joy to fellowship with believers in other cultures. It still amazes me the immediate fellowship and bond that a believer can experience when meeting believers of other cultures who speak other languages. The common bond in Christ supersedes all the cultural and linguistic barriers.
Sunday afternoon we made the trip back to Chisinau. On the way we stopped to see the iron curtain, part of which is still in place between Moldova and Romania. The area between the actual barbed-wire fence and the river was maintained smooth with loose soil or sand during the times of the Soviet Union so that footprints would show very easily and prominently. There were guard towers every few hundred yards as well. Now all we see is the fence, but we are told that the border is patrolled pretty seriously since Romania is part of the European Union and Moldova is not.
Mark and Keri slipped one foot through the fence so they could say they had been in Romania!

David Selvey<
David is the pastor of global outreach at Faith Church and the executive director of Faith Global Missions. He serves as a counselor in Faith Biblical Counseling Ministry and teaches in and plans international conferences. David has served as a missionary and worked as a small business owner. He and his wife, Kathy, have lived in Indiana since 1995 and have been members of Faith Church since 1996.