Several years ago the Lord began speaking to us about Europe saying that He was flooding the continent with His presence and that we were to be part of it. Shortly after this we began exploring Eastern Europe in search of need. When Genea and I crossed the border into Romania for the first time, we looked at each other and knew that this was the country He wanted the Mission to be working in.
We found a nation with rolling green hills, rich earth, a beautiful people and at the same time overwhelming need. It has been less than thirty years since the fall of communism and the land and the people are still in the process of healing as they embrace the freedom they had been starving for. In such a small country of just over 19 million people, there are over 60,000 orphans and many more children who are living at risk. In the poorer communities family has broken down, the majority of the children do not even make it to the fourth grade. These kids do not know the meaning of family, the very idea of the kingdom.
Through a series of divine appointments we found ourselves in the city of Sighişoara which is in the heart of Transylvania.
Our first view of the building was startling, five stories and over 80,000 square feet. All of our main campus buildings in Mexico could just fit inside. As Genea and I walked through the doors of the factory we heard Holy Spirit say “this is it”.
It has been a long year of negotiating with the owner of the factory and God has been faithful. We were originally informed the sales price was $3.7 million but over the course of the year, it was reduced to $1.4 million. In May of 2017, we signed a purchase contract for the facility and made the downpayment of $265,000. We are continually in awe of His provision and the generosity of His people.
We invite you to pray and celebrate with us as we prepare what the Lord has in store for Romania. We need to raise $1.1 million to finish paying for the building and while that sounds like such a large sum of money it doesn't even come close to the value of the lives that will be saved and transformed.
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