Moldova Update Mar 11, 2011

Thursday we ate breakfast at the church with the others who traveled here for the conference.  It was absolutely delicious!  Some kind of omelets with fresh bread.  We made sandwiches that beat McDonald’s or Burger King’s breakfast sandwiches any day of the week.  We each had at least two. 🙂

It was still cold enough that everything was frozen in the morning but it seemed like today may be a bit warmer.  The sun was shining and the sky was pretty clear so it is a nice day.

We had a great time today in the counseling conference today.  I, David, finished up the husband’s role and the we shared the wife’s role.  Then I taught the four rules of communication and Scott taught a session on forgiveness.

In the evening we were invited to preach in the church in Cogmaz.  This church has been without a pastor for 10 years!  They are maintaining at over 100 in spite of losing almost 1/3 of their congregation in the last year to emigrations to other countries such as the US.  Scott preached an excellent sermon on Psalm 1 and I preached again on Romans 14 and building unity in the church.  Afterward the pastor insisted that we stay for refreshments.  We were served hot dogs and potatoes and some other Moldovan foods … our fourth meal of the day!  Don’t worry, we are not going hungry! 

We praise God for a good day of ministering the Word and look forward to tomorrow.

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.