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
Saturday, September 12,
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).
God’s grace will be upon you is our prayer for if He is gracious towards
us, we shall not want!
Trip: The previously postponed mission trip to the east of Romania
is underway as I write. Brothers Aurel and Raul made the difficult
13 hour drive to Braila safely and for this we praise the LORD! They
will be teaching and preaching both preachers and others there and then
going on to Bacau for special meetings there also. I ask you to pray
for them and for all of us as we travel. While the price of fuel
has gone down a bit here, the number of reckless and unskilled drivers
is constantly increasing and the condition of the highways seems to be
worsening with the financial crisis. Car, truck and bus crashes of
the worst sort are commonplace and often involve fatalities.
The Brothers will leave Braila County on Sunday afternoon, Lord willing,
and drive the 3 hours to Bacau for evening meetings on Sunday as well as
weekday meetings following. They should arrive back in Bocsa sometime
Besides the preaching and teaching sessions, these Brothers will be involved,
along with others, in “gate to gate” visitation (people don’t have doors
that open onto the streets, here, but rather gates to their “courts” or
yards). They took with them a large supply of Gospel tracts for this
distribution as well as some larger books for distribution to preachers
and other serious Bible students. (One such book is Brother Chuck
Hunt’s new book on the headship of Christ.)
Collator Installed: Since our last writing the funds have been transferred
and the collator purchased and installed! This machine is a tremendous
asset! It took only an hour or so for the technician to set it up
and have it running. It is compact in size and so far has worked
without a flaw. One person operating this machine can do in only
a few hours what it would take 3 or 4 people a week or so to accomplish.
How we thank God for this machine and for those whom He used to purchase
it for us.
Gift: Since our last writing The Bible Baptist Church of Plant
City, Florida where Elder Seth Borne is pastor sent us a generous gift
designated to be put on our medical bills. Such a special offering
is greatly appreciated and we take this means of expressing our thankfulness
to God and our gratitude to this Church for their kind help in this way.
Trip Successful: Brother Raul, Janet and I made the trip to and
from Budapest without any problems along the way. Janet and I were
examined by our eye specialist there. We learned that neither of
us has macular degeneration and also that Janet does not have cataracts.
What a relief! (This was in contradiction to the diagnosis of the
Since we were there, I went to the clinic of my hematologist and had my
blood analyzed. My hemoglobin tested at 8.2 and as I was feeling
well, the doctor did not think he should give me blood. (Since my
return home, my hemo tested 8.3 here in Bocsa.) Incidentally, since
it was “Saint Stephen’s Day” in Hungary and the clinic was short on staff,
there was no one to prepare the bill. So I was told I did not have
to pay! (The “Saint Stephen” celebrated in Hungary on this day is
NOT the Stephen of the Bible, but rather the Hungarian king who brought
Catholicism to that people!)
In Hungary we obtained prescriptions for new lenses for our eyeglasses.
It had been years since our glasses had been changed – mine about 6 years.
I was having particular trouble seeing clearly at distances. Due
to high prices in Hungary and their 25% Value Added Tax, we located an
company back home in Romania that would handle getting our lenses made
for us. (Nearly all lenses in Europe are made in Germany or some
other western European country so we felt the quality would be good even
if purchased in Romania.) So, we were able to purchase our new lenses
for less than half the cost had we purchased them in Hungary. (Romania
has a Value Added Tax of “only” 19%!) The new lenses are helping
both Janet and me to see well once again! How we are thankful for
our sight and for these new glasses!
Here I am again – out of space! Our hearts are full having received
cards, letters, and e-mails from several of you and having been assured
of your prayers for us.
Your financial participation in this work is noted and greatly appreciated!
Thank you for all you do in this work with us! You all are truly
co-workers with us. We “shall reap if we faint not!”
Please pray for the Pughs, and for Brothers Raul and Aurel!
In the cause of God and truth with you,
Curtis & Janet Pugh
Baptist Baptism, the Blood, the Book, and the Blessed Hope
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