The Moldova Mission team left on June 20th and hit the ground running (though a bit jet lagged). They have been busy with clinics, home visits, VBS, and many other duties. Pictures below are of the team getting ready to depart.
Getting to know and interact with the Moldovan people is a blessing. Each of the team members enjoy being able to tell them about Christ. Many are thirsting to hear the Word. However, people are the same all over. Below is a picture of a child at VBS, ready and eager to accept Christ. Also pictured is an woman who refused God's gift. Amazing how the simple Gospel message has so much appeal and acceptance with a child and not so much as we grow up and get "wiser." Shouldn't we all be so humble as a child (Matt 18:4). The facial expressions say it all. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will convict her and she will accept Christ.
Lastly, a peek at the everyday dramas missionaries encounter when the go beyond the good old USA. Pictured below is a public restroom facility in one of the villages. Pretty typical though in this and other poorer countries. Hardly persecution (though that happens all too much to foreign Christians and missionaries), but it reminds us of the hardships they have to endure in their work for the Lord. Please pray for your missionaries.