Why did we return to Romania?
The women are doing all they were instructed to do from the All In Disciple Making Conference held in October 2017.
- The women are making disciples.
- The church is strengthened with women learning and living the Bible.
- Women are serving in outreach ministries to gypsy villages for the first time!
The missionary in Romania said men were thanking her for the All In Disciple Making Conference and sharing how their wives were changing because of it.
These women were bringing positive change to their families and neighbors. Marriages were healed. Because they grew in their relationship with God, there was an immediate generational and community impact!
So, when the millennial-reaching, high-growth Romanian church asked for All In to come back to conduct a follow-up teaching in 2019, we wondered . . .
Why return, God?
They are doing what the Bible says to do. What more should we teach them?
After six months of prayer, God made Himself clear through prayer, scripture, and a ministry retreat that we must return. The day we said “yes” to the Romanian church, we emailed the missionary in Hungary who asked us to contact him if we could ever return to the area.
You will not believe what he shared:
I just returned from a conference in Poland of European church planters. At the conference, we prioritized topics. In the top three was the obvious need for good training for women in our churches. This was a group from five different countries from all over Europe, and we all sensed that God really wants us to focus more on women, in addition to what we are already doing.
As you might guess, all but two of the 14 people were men, and we all sat there like, “how is this going to happen?”
In a debrief with my Hungarian friends, we all committed to pray specifically for discipleship training for women in Budapest. So, God is stirring hearts. All that being said, if All In is interested, we can definitely host a women’s discipleship conference for our network.
Trey, IMB Missionary in Budapest
Men praying led to the doors opening.
After seeing the exponential impact of equipping women leaders during 2018 All In missions in Liberia and Ethiopia, we asked the missionaries to invite women leaders from across their networks to attend. They understood and agreed.
We equipped women leaders in Romania and Hungary at two separate three-day All In Disciple Making Conferences by God’s grace and your partnership.
Interestingly, many of the women leaders were literate and highly educated but did NOT own study Bibles. Yet, God provided for our Romanian sisters. A donor generously donated the needed study Bibles in their language so they may hear from God and share Jesus with others. Praise God!
As a result of these All In Disciple Making Conference, women’s lives were changed.
It all started because a group of men prayed asking God to guide them and prioritized the need for women to be trained as disciple makers. These men praying at the same time when husbands saw the changes in their wives and families.
These men’s prayers and observations made a significant difference in the lives of the women around them. We may never know the full extent of lives changed throughout Romania and Hungary as a result.
When women are equipped to share God’s love with others—families are changed.
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We are grateful for all the men praying for God’s guidance and asking God how to help the women in their lives grow in Christ.
Through the power of their prayers, your generosity, and God’s direction two All In Disciples Making Conferences led to significant impact on the women who attended—ALL for God’s glory.
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Reading this account of God working through the men and women of Eastern Europe gives me goosebumps!