Paul and I left for Zalau, Romania this morning. It was about a 6 hour drive, with only one instance of taking the wrong road when one of the signs was not clear. We noticed immediately and got back on track within about 5 minutes, so no real damage. After 6+ hours we were in our hotel, about 20 minutes before all the pastors arrived for our dinner meeting to discuss details of the week.
It was great to see these 5 pastors who are leaders in the church here in this area. We sorted out details for the week. There were some interesting discussions on a variety of questions they asked. They are a really interesting group of men.
Tomorrow I will speak in 2 or 3 churches. That will be finalized after the first service. Anyway, Paul will be speaking in 2 different congregations at the same time. That allows us to interact with a wider group right from the beginning.
Our training sessions on prayer begin on Monday. Monday and Tuesday we are in Zalau with a number of pastors–40 or so we think. Sessions are from 9-12 and 2-5 both days. There will also be individual meetings with some of the pastors each day as well.
Weds-Fri we will move to Simlau to follow the same time schedule, but with mostly members of one particular congregation. Some pastors might also be there as well.
Saturday will be a down day. Then we have to determine whether we stay in this area and speak in more churches, or move to Timosara on Sunday. Mon-Weds will involve meetings with other leaders to determine future ministry opportunities. I might speak at a seminary on one of those days. Then back to Budapest on Weds. p.m. so I am there for my flight back home on Thursday.
We have a 9 hour time difference from CA time. I’m tired and will soon head to bed. Early start tomorrow and busy day.
Thanks so much for your prayers. The picture is of the pastors we met with today.