Thursday, October 23, 2008

Eleven Years in Romania!

It's hard for me to believe, but as of today I have been in Romania now for eleven years. It has been quite an adventure to say the least. I thank God for the privilege of being able to serve Him here in Romania and for those that have encouraged and supported me, especially my church, Calvary Chapel Boise.

I still remember the day I arrived here when Liviu, Vero and Ene picked me up at the airport here in Bucuresti and then taking my first train trip ever up to Petrosani to start my life in Romania. People would ask me how long I planned on staying and I would say, "until God tells me to go." Well, that still holds true today.

When I first came I would have never guessed what God had in store for me. I came over to work with baby orphans but ended up planting a church and starting a School of Ministry later on. It has been a very humbling experience but God has been gracious with me. I know my life is far, far richer for having come here.

What comes next? God only knows, and that is good enough for me.

2 comments:

Dave Bunnell said...

Congratulations on this anniversary, and praise God for how He has used you and continues to use you for His glory in this country.

Andreea Oprea said...

Congratulations William! I thank God for sending you here to share His love to so many people, of which I am one. May He continue to strengthen you and give you guidance and wisdom for the work He has called you to!