Missionary to Romania
Sponsored By The
BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH
26080 Wax Road
Denham Springs, LA
Elder Jerry Dodson,
Sr. - Pastor
PRAYER LETTER FOR
Friday - April 8, 2005
Dear Pastors and Churches:
be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen."
Janet's final exam by her eye surgeon on April 6 went very well. Her eye
is healing and other than needing an additional change of eyeglasses after
we get to Romania, all is well. I am about the same, but encouraged as
I feel better most days, though I do have great weakness and other symptoms
of the autoimmune disease - whatever it is.
I am writing this prayer letter from Tallahassee, Florida. Janet and I
are enroute to Inverness, Florida to deliver the car to the Brother who
has agreed to purchase it. Lord willing, on Monday, the 11th we will fly
out of Tampa to Miami: Miami to London, England, and London to Budapest,
Hungary. There we will board a van I small bus and ride to Bocsa, Romania
Services continue to be held regularly in Bocsa in our absence. The fellowship
there is good, I am told and the Brothers encouraged.
Oltenia Preaching Point:
Brothers Raul and Aurel were courageous and made another trip by Raul's
old car to Oltenia this past Lord's Day. Again, Raul's old car was damaged
- this time a bent wheel. He told me the highway surface was "like the
surface of the moon." The Brothers there were very encouraged as no one
had gone to preach to them for a month. It has been almost a full year
since I have been able to preach to them and they are anxious for me to
come to them. Please pray for these folk - we hope to see a small Church
I reported last month on Brother Aurel and Brother Raul going by train
all night to a city in the east of Romania to preach and distribute literature
there. And I mentioned that they continued on to another city and ministered
there as well. The folk there seem to have been helped and encouraged in
the truth of the Gospel. As soon as I am able, I feel that I must go to
these people and preach and teach the things concerning the Lord Jesus
Christ, His salvation, and the way of acceptable service in one of His
Churches. Please pray that God will give me wisdom concerning when I am
able to travel and strength to do what needs to be done.
As I indicated last time, the literature work continues. As you will remember,
there are Romanian communities in many cities of Europe. There are a number
of Romanians in London, England. A few, it seems, are members of the Metropolitan
Tabernacle there - Spurgeon's old church. Some there asked for a
supply of all our literature (inciuding good Landmark stuff!) and especially
asked for 100 copies each of "Particular Redemption" and "Free Will a Slave"
- two sermons by C.H. Spurgeon which we have translated and produced in
the Romanian language. So, once again we rejoice in this enlargement of
the literature work. As one pastor said to me, "Literature will reach further
than you can go and last longer than you will last.." Pray, please, for
those who read and study our materials!
Janet and I have purchased needed supplies as well as some clothing for
Romania. (Romanian people are small and clothes do not exist to fit me
in that country!) We have purchased a few gifts for some people there and
some from our Church have given some gifts that we are taking with us as
we return. We have purchased some software and some much needed storage
media for the translation work as well as other things not available there.
Special thanks are in order to many of you who have helped us during this
last 6 months! Our pastor has allowed us to live rent free in housing he
owns, our Church has provided us with utilities as well as helping and
encouraging us in so many ways. Janet has especially enjoyed the fellowship
with the ladies of the Church - a thing she misses in Romania. It was difficult
to say good-bye to our dear Church members as well as our families.
Again we wish to thank you for your standing with us! We thank you for
your financial support - both regular and special gifts - and most especially
your prayers to God on our behalf! Please continue to remember us to our
Glorious Sovereign as we are actually in process of leaving the United
States and taking up the work first hand in Romania once again.
In the cause of God and truth,
Curtis and Janet Pugh
(Temporary Stateside E-Mail)