News bulletin – 06 July 2012
By Jonathan DeSeno
Ephesians 6:18 - 20 “Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.”
NEWS Dear Friends, Thank you for praying for us, especially that we would have words and boldness to open our mouths and proclaim the Gospel as we should. The beginning of this month I spent two weeks teaching summer school at two campuses every day of the week. It was a bit exhausting, and I am grateful to God to be on summer vacation now. Summer vacation has been a huge blessing, and really given me some opportunities to spend time and do things with my family. We haven’t had the funds to leave Bucharest but it still has been a great joy as there is so much to do here. Demetrius and Andrea both had a birthday this month, and for Demetrius we went as a family to the Bucharest Zoo. It was great fun. There has been so much to do. We’ve even been able to rent bikes and ride in the park (which is great fun until dogs start attacking you). On one trip to a nice park, we went boating and even found a nice concert of stringed instruments taking place for free in a park. All of this is spiced with the joy of being together and redeeming opportunities to share the Gospel, give out tracts, and 180 DVD’s (www.180movie.com). It’s been really neat to see the great reception to these. People are amazed that we are giving out such a nice DVD for free. We know you should be fearful when all men speak well of you, but we really have encountered lots of positive feedback from people of all ages and walks of life who have seen this wonderful evangelistic/pro-life video. Even though Bucharest is so wonderful (and hot) in the summer, my wife has really wanted to get out of the city and see some of her friends that work at a camp far away. Though it is hard to disappoint her, I told her we really can’t do it. Besides not having the money, the train, and bus/car ride would be way too long and hard on our kids. Now that you have the impossible situation set up, let me tell you how God worked. We were in the mall/ shopping center the other day, when I got a call from a man I barely know, and have just renewed acquaintance with. He asked if we were in the mall as he thought he saw us. I told him I was, and he asked me to come talk to him at a table. I went and met him in the food court. He then said to me that he knows this is last minute, but would we consider coming to a camp he is running for orphans. He said he would pay for everything and even rent us a car to get there. If a free trip outside of Bucharest, an opportunity to serve God, and the comfort of traveling as a family in a car weren’t enough… this was the very camp that me wife wanted to go to and see her friends. Praise God for his love and kindness to us.
Andrea, Demetrius and Hannah - Well Equipped!
Here are a few special prayer requests: •
We are having some problems with our government here in Romania. There is a special vote here on the 29th of July. Please be in prayer that God would work, save our leaders, and continue to allow us to “lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 1 Tim 2:2”
Please pray for Romania that God would be glorified, that His church would be beautiful, and that He would save many more of the lost.
Please praise God, and pray with us that He would continue to bless, provide, and care for our family.
May God keep you I and the rest of His people… Unashamed, Jonathan, Andrea, Hannah, & Demetrius DeSeno - 1 John 3:1
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