Our Missionary Family in Romania
February 20, 2015
I wanted to give you an update on Eduard and Ibi Rudolf who work among the Orphans and Gypsies in Cluj and villages in Romania. Wholeness Ministries has been a significant part of financial support for this family for many years and we want to be able to continue that support with your help. It’s exciting to read what they are doing.
“Dear Mike, We are looking back to 2014 and we are very grateful, because 2014 was a good year for us. Our whole family was healthy. Esther went to Bible School for 6 months and came home very encouraged. Rachel will go in a few days to the same Bible School as Esther, then she will start college after Bible School.
Daniel and Sarah changed from Music School to a normal High School. It was not easy for them, but they have made a lot of progress. Besides school, both of them are helping us in the Royal Rangers Work!
Ibi has two small groups of women in Cluj and meets with them every week. She is also leading 2-3 small groups of Royal Rangers children! My family is a big help to me in Cluj and in the spring, summer, and winter holidays they help me in Apata and the other villages!
In Cluj we work a lot with Orthodox families, because the kids come to the Royal Ranger meetings. We try to have a good relationship with their parents and families and if possible, we try to evangelize them. We have started a weekly youth gathering and have Sunday Services.
The next step for Cluj is to build an UPPER-ROOM. We have the possibility to build above our house a kind of mansard (which will include an upper-room and a flat for 3-4 orphan boys). The orphan boys have to leave the orphanage after they are 18 or after they have finished school. They don’t have another place to go or live!
The Lord has put on my heart the idea of the UPPER-ROOM. It will be good for the orphans. We want to be prayer-warriors in the upper room and expect a big visitation of the Holy Spirit . Our family plus Gyuszi and his family along with the orphans will live here. It will be a strong core community! We have been praying for the project for 2 years and hope to start it in the spring.
In Apata and the surrounding villages we organize on a regularly basis Sunday Services in 5 different places.
What I have written you about Cluj, is also true for the villages: When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Mt.9:36-38
Because this is a very poor region, every thing that we do is a big battle. For example, today we had a Sunday Service in Apata, but we had to go to the surrounding villages and pick up the people, because there is no public transportation in this region and they don’t have cars. We have had for 2-3 weeks extremely cold weather. Many days we don’t have running water, because the pipes are frozen. As you can see every day is a challenge.
We have in every village some small groups and about 200-250 children that come to the Royal Rangers meetings. Because many children have problems in school (gypsy parents can’t help them in matters of school) in 3 villages we help 100-120 children do their home-work 5 days a week, after school.
We also go from house to house in different villages and visit families: we pray for the sick, share the Gospel, invite people to follow Jesus and try to bless them in many ways. We love these people and it is a great joy to minister to them on many levels!
Thank you for your prayers and financial help! It’s a big encouragement for us!
Much love and greetings from Romania, Eduard, Ibi, Esther, Rachel, Daniel and Sarah”
I trust you are as encouraged by this as I am. In next months newsletter I’m going to share with you the work of the other family we help support in Hungary, Adam and Orsi Balogh.
Reports coming about two trips in January
When you receive this newsletter I will have been to a Catholic Retreat Center located in Lake Gregory, CA to speak at a Women’s Retreat. Then near the end of January I will have gone to St. Dennis Catholic Church near Chicago, IL. where I will be both training and conducting healing services.
“OPEN UP” with Don Clark & Bob Prater
I had the opportunity to be a guest on this webcast in February. It gave me an opportunity to talk about the new book Before You Get Here, and the work we do at Wholeness Ministries. You can see the interview on the Wholeness Ministries Facebook page. Check it out, you will be blessed.
Thank you for your continued support of our work.