A small team of 3 (Clive & Ann M
cIntyre plus Pamela Holloway) set off on Friday 8th April for the 2011 Barnabas Mission to Romania. 5 nights were spent in Rosiori, working with Pastor Viorel Trasca and members of Rosiori Baptist Church.
We received a warm welcome and rekindled relationships with many folk we had missed dearly, having not visited Romania since May 2009. We soon felt
like we had never been away.
During our time on mission, we went to the nearby village of Balaci for home visits and church meetings. We attended the Sunday evening church service in Rosiori, plus a mid-week meeting there. We also made lots of visits to people in their homes in Rosiori and surrounding villages, including Sfintesti and Vacaresti, taking Holy Communion to some who are unable to attend church meetings. Cake was offered during many a home visit and on one of the days, to be polite, we all had to make a great effort to find room for the tiniest piece we could find on the plate! And on one occasion, as our hosts had killed a pig that day, we were offered the skin of the pig – a speciality, but not at all like pork scratchings!
We were so blessed to have Florenta with us to translate and organise things. It was also wonderful to meet up with Lenuta, Dan, Cristina & Matei, who travelled from Bucharest to join us for the day in Balaci on Sunday.
Although we were there for only a short time, we witnessed salvations and healings and we were grateful for the opportunity to serve the Lord by bringing hope, peace and encouragement to many a home.