We began our journey to Romania on March 14 at Ben Gurion airport. When we arrived at our gate, we were met by volunteers who were asking passengers to carry pre-approved care packages full of supplies for Ukrainian refugees. These included medicines and other necessities. We offered to take one and subsequently our picture was put in The Times of Israel. Some dear friends sent us a screen shot of it (above).
Once at the Bucharest airport that evening, we dropped off the package and were met by our Romanian/Eastern Europe Team leader George Popa. He arranged every aspect of this trip and we were excited to begin! The next day, we had meetings and a briefing of the trip.
On the morning of March 16, Baruch taught 3 sessions from the book of Judges for the Baptist Bible College in Bucharest. Many students were watching via Zoom and we also had a nice crowd as well. The sessions continued the next morning with studies of Luke 14. Baruch feels very blessed to share Biblical teaching with students who will then be teaching their own congregations in the future and thus multiplying the impact.
In the pictures above, you can see the setup for the teachings, some of the resources we have available in the Romanian language. Daniel, who is one of our translators and a true servant, and Alexandra who is also a translator.
On the evening of March 16, Baruch taught two sessions from the book of Ephesians at Jesus the Savior church.
On March 17, Baruch taught more sessions for the Bible college and then conducted a child dedication for the daughter of one of our translators. That evening we drove to our next stop, Targoviste.
While in Bucharest, we visited a very important and difficult place. I will share that in a separate post.