February 2010
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“Unfinished Buildings”

Last month, Donna and I went on a date. We used the Raatz family’s STL (Speed the Light) vehicle and took an entire day to shoot photos of “unfinished buildings.” They are easy to find here.

The capitol city, Chisinau, has many unfinished factories and stores. When the Soviet Union collapsed [...]

Kid’s Convention

One of the highlights of being a children’s pastor is taking my kids to a state-wide event called “Kid’s Convention.” It is a night away for children, usually involving live worship, a childen’s evangelist, and lots of pizza and pop. Here in Moldova, there is no such convention for children. [...]

“Where’s Wesley?”

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a training conference for Moldovan pastors. It was a blessing to sit in on these sessions with many great pastors from this country. The sessions were taught by several different speakers, but the keynote speaker was Rev. Jim Bradford, general secretary [...]

Mihaien Noi Church Fire Update

Last week during Pastor’s Conference, missionaries Andy Raatz and Troy Darrin were able to take some time and visit the church in Mihaien Noi. They were joined by several church members who were excited to show the progress on repairing the church building.

They were pleased to report that the church has new windows installed [...]

Proverbs 19:21

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart,
but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”

After Christmas has come and gone in the U.S., it remains alive and well in Moldova. If you walk down main street in mid-January, you can see festive lights, vendors selling toys, ornaments, [...]