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.” 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 […]
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.
If you would like to bless and encourage a dedicated Romanian brother, please contact the ITMI office and set up an opportunity for Adi Ban to share with your church, small group, Sunday school class or other group. We promise, you will be blessed, encouraged and leave with an expanded global perspective.