It has been a crazy week in Iasi.
We arrived Monday to find 4 pastors from Moldova who had been waiting all day to see us. They had traveled 4 hours to meet us (2 hours driving and 2 hours of hassles at the border) then waited 4 hours for us to arrive. All this to ask us to please come and bring training to their churches. Tenacity. We had a good discussion, and several of us will be traveling to Moldova tomorrow (Thursday) to meet them and to visit a meeting site where we might be able to hold trainings.
The 2 Timothy class we have been teaching this week has been the most challenging class I have been a part of with TLI. The process of breaking down each passage to its structural outline has been slow, tough, and stretching work. The class has been one large workshop with texts open and small groups digging in and discussing each passage and then discussing the results together. They are having to use all that they have worked on in the past 3 years. Not unlike a final test. Pray for us as we want to finish well.
Tomorrow some of us will go 1.5 hours across the border into Moldova to visit a possible teaching site, and Philemon and Matthew will go to the Capitol of Moldova to visit a Bible school there. Pray for safe travels and open eyes. We’ll look forward to updating you when we get back tomorrow.