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a word from Baia Mare, Romania

Tonight I write my first blog post from eastern Europe. That's right, I am in Baia Mara (buy a mar 'a') Romania.

Pastor Don and I are here alone from the group we came with, although we are far from being alone. The Lord is with us, as we can attest to in the simple fact that we arrived here safely. The drivers here are very skilled but also very big risk takers, I tried several times to capture a picture of the oncoming traffic less than 50 ft from us as we passed cars in our lane. We took mountain curves at very high rates of speed, in a van no less. It was very fun actually, and neither Pastor or I were scared, much to our surprise.

tonight we spoke together at the church here in Baia Mare, I gave a testimony and he preached. My testimony was basically my presentation minus the demonstrations and unique talking points. We decided this was best because of the time restrictions we were to work with, and of course everything took twice as long because of the translation process.

The people here are very friendly, and they love the Lord very much.

We have eaten out a lot, and I am drinking a lot of water (for me) because the restaurants are very stingy about their drinks, I have drank a lot of coca cola but their bottles are like 6 oz and they only give you one per meal. Despite this, I still am not drinking enough, but I am becoming familiar with water.

The Romanian language is an interesting blend between Russian and Latin, so at times it strongly resembles Russian, and others Italian or Spanish.

Tomorrow night we will travel a little ways to speak in a smaller church, where we will pretty much do the same routine.

The culture here is so different in so many areas we are assuming nothing in how to interact with people, we don't know what to expect in any given situation.

Well, I need to read my Bible and pray, and go to bed because it is almost 10 pm here.

good night all, with love from Romania!

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