Dr. Nick was a brilliant doctor serving the medical community in a vital position and well known internationally. The communist authorities had grudgingly tolerated his Christian activity, but when he resigned his practice to pastor a Baptist Church, serious problems began.
An ITMI Partner’s Insightful Answer to “What’s the Key to Raising Godly Kids?”
We’ve often had parents of young children ask our advice or attend the Parenting Seminar we lead wanting to have the “key” to raising godly children, and we’ve emphasized the importance of…
“We give you 30 days. You must choose between your Christ and your career.” – Remembering Dr. Nick Gheorghita
“We give you 30 days. You must choose between your Christ and your career.” His response: “I don’t need 30 days, or 30 hours or 30 seconds. …”
The Radio Opened a Door
Young people today (and dating couples, in particular) are more exposed to written and visual materials on relationships and marriage – both positive and negative – and are more apprehensive about reaching a decision. Following the broadcast, a young lady who is a new believer, called Ema and requested a meeting. She really wanted Ema to…
A Mistake Turned Blessing
Have you ever had a mistake turn into a blessing? We have.
Equiping Young Couples for Ministry
“Cast your cares on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.” Psalm 55:22 Even though we are still in the middle of it and will probably have a better understanding of God’s plan in the months or years to come, we trust the words of Psalm 55:22. […]
Flowers from the Young Couples’ Fellowship
Last summer when we returned home from the US, I found my orchid plant almost dead . . . I wondered for days if I should keep it or tossit. A friend came by and suggested I add more soil and immerse it in water once every week, for one hour, and then wait […]
Building Strong Marriages
Ana followed her fiance, Mihai, up to the stoop of ITMI’s Adrain – Adi as they knew him – and Ema Ban’s home in Oradea, Romania. As the couple welcomed them in with smiles, Ana immediately felt safe and warm. She fidgeted nervously with her fingers, hair and anything else she could find. She and Mihai were there for a diagnosis of their relationship. Ana knew the Bans wrote and published a book on marriage – she assumed they were a picture of perfection. Ana observed Ema’s preparatory interactions with her three sons and her response to her husband, and was relieved to find…
Gratitude Pleases God
“Gratitude pleases God.” That’s how a very good friend and a pastor introduced his sermon a few weeks ago. We experienced this in one of the most unlikely places at the end of September, when we were invited to share during a Family Conference near Timisoara, about three hours away from Oradea. One of […]
Discipling the Children and Those Who Lead Them
Then one day this letter came from our dear friends whom we knew were expecting a baby in mid-December. I opened it with the expectation of seeing a picture entitled, “Our baby’s first Christmas”. Eduard and Tommy were with me in the room, so they were waiting for the same thing. Inside there was a picture of them, but not with a baby.
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