Date: Wed, Mar 9, 2022 at 1:20 PM
Subject: Jonathan and Kristy's update 03/09/2022
The past few weeks have been eventful, with both trials and
blessings from the Lord. Romania is having a very large influx of hundreds of
thousands of Ukrainian refugees. Some missionary friends from Ukraine as well
as several from their church have come, and we are grateful to be able to help
as we can. There are so many needs. Many have come with just the few things
they could quickly throw in their vehicle. Many people are coming on foot
through the border. Unfortunately, some do not have proper documents and are
not allowed through the border. Our friends are looking to the Lord for
guidance as to what to do now, how to minister, as well as for healing from the
traumas. Mothers are wondering how to continue their children’s education. It
is important to help with their immediate needs for safety, food, water, and
clothing, but there are many other needs as well. Some have come with old,
unreliable vehicles that need repairs. As we pray for peace for Ukraine, we
also pray for the Lord to protect His children, meet their needs, and give them
guidance. We have seen reports of miracles of protection: missiles
disappearing in mid-air, and no one knows where they went; Russian tanks
running out of fuel or breaking down; and Russian soldiers getting lost.
Romanians have really come together in an amazing way to help these refugees,
and this is a great opportunity for Christians to show God’s love and salvation
to them! Please pray for Ukraine, for the refugees, and for us as we seek to
Kristy is continuing her English classes. The two young ladies she
is teaching seem to always enjoy their time together and the things they are
We are grateful to continue to help out at the Tylers’ church. I
unfortunately missed a service due to a migraine headache, but we are glad to
help with translating, children’s classes, and music.
I am still dealing with daily headaches. Some days are better than
others. I had some scans done to rule out anything serious, so thankfully there
is no evidence of anything serious. The doctor I went to indicated he believed
the headaches are because of some of my blood vessels that have a bit of
build-up (circulation issues), and also from stress. So, he has me on a few
natural treatments for the next several months. I am also trying some
osteopathic therapy sessions to see if that helps. Marci still has headaches
from her concussion, and Cory gets them sometimes too. Along with colds and
other nagging health issues, we very much desire and appreciate your prayers
for our health. On a positive note, Kristy has been doing well and the
medication reduction has gone well.
We always enjoy our times and services with our people. Mariana
comes as she can, but she has been continuing to deal with sickness off and on.
Ion (Yone) is back from Germany and has come to a few services. Ica, Gina’s
mother-in-law, has been coming, and David and Isabela, Gina’s grandchildren,
have come to some of the children’s classes. It is a blessing to see them
learning! We pray for their salvation, as well as Ion’s.
My sister, Joanna, came for a surprise visit for a few days from
Germany. It was a wonderful surprise for our parents, and so good to be able to
spend a little time with her. Their family would love to come for a visit.
Covid restrictions have been an issue, but today, Romania’s state of alert is
over, so there is no longer a requirement for a green certificate to enter
Romania. Also, the restrictions are being relaxed, for which we are very
grateful. We believe this will lead to more ministry opportunities. We have
been putting tracts in the gates of those in our neighborhood, and hope people
will be more open to contact with the ending of the Covid restrictions. Enjoy the pictures of one of our outreaches.
As always, THANK YOU so much for your faithful prayers and care for
us and our ministries! It means so much, and God will bless you for your part
in this work!
In His service,
Jonathan, Kristy, Cory, and Marci