"Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not." - Jeremiah 33:3
Do you believe in the power of prayer? WE DO!
We rejoice to be able to share with you that the Lord has lifted the heavy burden for the last payment on our church property. We know that many of you have prayed with us for the funds to come in, and we are so grateful for all who had a part in purchasing our property. But wait, THERE'S MORE!
"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen." - Ephesians 3:20-21
About a year and a half ago, the Lord burdened our hearts of our people to pray for the property next door - a vacant lot - that we might be able to somehow get it for the future needs of our church. We would not be able to build or expand our facilities without it. We met with the president of the company at that time and discovered that he is also a Christian. Our people gave by faith and we sought to come up with the additional funding; but it became clear that, if it was God's will, He would have to provide.
And that is just what He did!
Last month, this same executive was in the USA on business and met with the family that had helped us with the final payment on the church, and they decided to also purchase this property for our church in Timisoara!
HALLELUJAH! TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!
Timisoara Baptist Church
We had record attendance in our services over the summer, and began our new season of ministries this fall. One of the highlights was the Spiritual Leadership Conference Europe in September, hosted by our pastor, Dr. Paul Chappell, with about 200 in attendance including missionaries, national pastors and Christian workers from more than a dozen countries.
We started the new college year with 4 first-year students and some special guests: Brother Jeff Welch and his sons, David and Jonathan, who hosted a week-long combined seminar on Children's Ministry and Website Development. We are now just a few weeks from the end of this semester, and we are anticipating at least 2 more students to join us for the Spring 2019 semester!