Missionary to Romania
Sponsored by the Grace
Bible Baptist Church
26080 Wax Road
Denham Springs, LA,
Elder Jerry Dodson
Sr. - Pastor
(225) 664 – 3223
Field address: Curtis
Pugh, str. Izvor nr. 3, Bocsa, C-S, 325300, Romania
Telephone: 40 255
PRAYER LETTER FOR
Wednesday, February 03,
Dear Pastors and Churches:
are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be
with you all. Amen” (Titus 3:15).
continue to desire God’s blessings for you this new year of 2010 and these
desires for you result in our prayers for you. May you walk with
the Lord daily with the light of His countenance shinning down upon you!
3rd Annual Men’s Conference: Twenty-two brothers were able
to attend this year’s Men’s Conference held here in Bocsa in January.
They came from 11 different locations, some from the far eastern side of
Romania. The Church here sponsored the conference and Brother Raul
did a good job both in planning, organizing and moderating the sessions.
He prepared well and brought excellent presentations also. Brother
Aurel was involved in almost every phase of the conference and I was able
to teach also. Please continue to pray for the men who attended!
Gift: A special offering was received this month from Calvary
Independent Baptist Church in Post Falls, Idaho where Elder David Oldfield
is pastor. We are greatly appreciative to that Church for their generous
offering and thankful to God for both them and their gift.
Transition Funds: Our Church received 3 gifts for our Transition-to-Oklahoma
Fund this past month. One of these gifts was from an anonymous friend,
another from Mrs. Mike Gibson of Decatur, AL, and another from Faith Baptist
Church in Seffner, FL. We thank all of you who have helped us in
this way. Your kindness and generosity are appreciated!
An accounting is shown on the monthly financial report supplied to those
who contribute to this mission work.
Oklahoma Mission Fund: Two Churches contacted us in January
telling us of their vote to double the amount of their monthly support.
One of these indicated that their new level of support was to be equally
divided between the Romanian work and our efforts to establish a Church
once we are actually moved to Oklahoma. The other Church indicated
we could use the funds as needed. We decided to continue to use half
their support for the Romanian work and half to go to the Oklahoma Mission
work. These funds will be accounted for separately from other funds.
Our monthly financial report will indicate the activity on all accounts.
As we indicated in an earlier letter, Janet and I expect to be able to
live on our S.S. pension so that all support from the Churches will go
directly to the mission work in Oklahoma.
Internet Shopping: We continue to “shop” for a used full size
van with the handicap equipment I need and also for an electric wheelchair
/ power chair. Pray for us in this regard as these things are needed
immediately upon our return to the U.S. We are trying to find as
late a model and as reliable equipment as we can for the money.
New Phone Number: Even though we are not yet in Oklahoma,
we now have an Oklahoma telephone number that provides free calls through
our computer. That number, should you wish to phone us, is (918)
715 5715. You will be charged only from your location to McAlester,
OK. If we are unavailable, leave a message and we will get back to
Time Frame: I spoke yesterday with Choctaw Housing in Oklahoma.
Due to the rain and severe winter weather, the Independent Elderly housing
units are now estimated to be ready for occupancy in late August or the
first week of September. However, I was told that they think they
can actually complete these units before Labor Day. So we plan on
working here until such time as housing is available to us in Oklahoma.
We will keep you informed.
Wedding: Brother Raul Enyedi is planning on marrying Sister
Miriam Miclea on August 21st. Miriam will have concluded her university
studies and exams by sometime in July. We know Miriam well, having
been acquainted since she was a child. She is a younger sister of
Brother Aurel Miclea and a native of Bocsa. They, along with friends
and relatives will go in a public procession to the “Primaria” or City
Hall. There they will be married in a civil ceremony – the required
and only legal way to marry in Romania. Afterward they will, along
with friends and relatives, go in another procession to a hall where an
afternoon-long feast will be served to many guests. In some ways
a Romanian wedding is similar to Jewish wedding customs of Biblical days.
Pray for this fine young couple as they make plans for their future together.
I must conclude this letter and want to do so by expressing our appreciation
and thanks to all of you. Your love for the Sovereign and Triune
God, His Word, lost souls, and us is manifested by your concern, your faithful
financial support and most especially by your earnest prayers on our behalf.
Thank you for all you do in helping us in the work here in Romania!
Please pray for the Pughs, and for Brothers Raul and Aurel!
In the cause of God and truth.
Curtis & Janet Pugh
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