What a blessing to be in Romania again! It has been 2 years and so much work has been accomplished by this hard-working team. These volunteers donate their time to provide sound teaching to the Romanian and Polish speakers. Please pray for them.
Tomorrow Ta’anit Esther, which is the fast of Esther. We read about it in Esther chapter 4. It commemorates the fasting of the Jewish people in response to the events which occurred during their exile in the Persian empire.
Fasting is associated with some pivotal moments in the Purim narrative. One such moment is when Esther approached King Ahasuerus without permission in an effort to intercede on behalf of the Jewish people. Before she went to the king, she fasted for three days, and asked that all the Jews fast as well.