Thursday, March 19, 2009

Outreach in Iasi

Next week (April 6-12) in the North-East city of Iasi (pronounced ‘yaw-sh’), the OSCER student group along with 8 other organizations and churches will be joining together to reach out to students in the Tudor student complex. We will have a team of 5 UCCF (IFES in the UK) staff and students who will join us for this time.

We are looking for folks to pray for this outreach to 20,000 students. There is an overall population of evangelical Christians in the city of about 1.5%!! It has been encouraging how God has drawn together this group of over 100 students to reach out to these students.
We would appreciate your prayers as we join together with a team of staff and students from the UK to reach out to the students of Tudor in 6-12 April.

Here are a few Prayer Requests:

1) Unity among the different groups that will be working together in this week of outreach
2) Openness of the Romanian students in the dorm complex
3) Tues. - Thurs. nights we will have some apologetic talks. Please pray for students to come and be open to discussions.
4) The Christian students to have wisdom and guidance in their discussions with the students in the dorm area.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Keeping Focused in the midst of the Crises

We ran across this article from a Colin Smith a pastor in IL. It gives a great perspective for the way we should focus during these difficult times! Click on the link below to go to the letter.

Another resource we just saw on another blog is a free audio book download. Click on the link below to check it out! This month the free download is, Disciplines For The Christian Life by Donald Whitney (Nav Press).

Monday, March 2, 2009

Ski Camp Feb. 2009

Feb. 20-25 The student group in Bucharest, OSCEB, had their annual ski camp in the Parang mountains in western Romania. It was a great week with snow, ski lessons and lots of good discussions about faith and Christianity.

Preparing to leave in the morning to "hit the slopes!"

Two of our Great Ski instructors Ebbe and Joseph

The Ski lessons begin!

Taking a break for lunch on the slopes!!

Returning back at the end of the day (tired and sore!)

At the end of the day we had small group discussion where we looked at God's standard for us and the judgment we will face, Jesus as the Good Shepherd and what it means to follow Jesus.

Overall, it was a great week and we are truly grateful for God's protection (no one was seriously hurt) and for all the good discussions that took place during the camp!!