Romanian Ministries Update

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Dear Philippian Fellowship,

50 YEARS OLD!  How in the world did that happen???  As I sit here and reflect on the thought that I just turned 50 years old yesterday, and to think that half of those 50 have been spent here in Romania, I am overwhelmed by the love and encouragement that so many have been to us to allow us the privilege to serve the Lord here for that length of time.  God continues to guide us and direct our steps.

We are very thankful for your faithful prayers and support in August and September. We had the privilege to host approximately 1,000 people at Camp Eli this summer, and over 100 accepted Christ as Savior.  Thanks again for your investment!

I was able to travel to the states for a short time in September to take Zach and Ionut to the Word of Life Bible Institute in Hudson, FL.  What a joy to visit with a few friends and supporting churches during this brief visit!  They are doing well and adjusting to life in America.  They are living with my parents (Ziemers) and keeping them on their toes I am sure!  Notice their two pictures taken a couple years apart!!!

The Sunday before I left, I had the opportunity to baptize Vali and Madalin.  Vali got saved within the last couple years and has been very encouraged by the others in our young families small group to follow Christ!  We led Madalin’s parents to Christ a few years ago, and he has grown up in our church.  Upon returning from the states we baptized Dary, Traian, Gina, and Flory.  Dary is from Fundulea and was raised by his grandparents.  He was part of our children and youth programs growing up but had strayed far from the Lord.  God used some extremely difficult physical ailments to get ahold of him this year.  His wife Valentina is now in our new believer’s class preparing for baptism.  Traian and Gina accepted Christ earlier this year, and along with their niece Flory, are from our church plant in Florica.  They have been a huge source of encouragement for brother Lucian and the team that is ministering in this town and neighboring villages!

October 5 also brought the arrival of our first grandson into the world.  Joshua Matthew Ziemer made his arrival and we praise the Lord for a healthy baby and a safe delivery.  Alina and Joshua are doing great, it is awesome to watch Michael as a father to his young son!  We are planning furlough this winter, so it will be hard to be apart as he makes those first little growth spurts!  We will be greatly anticipating May 22 to see them again, as they are remaining here in Romania.

We are planning a trip to South Africa in November as I have been asked to speak at the Word of Life summer camp there for children and teens.  Obviously, it will delight our hearts to minister alongside Corina, but also the directors there, John and Christy Page.  They are great friends from college, and I was actually in their wedding years ago!

Mid December we return to the states for five months and look forward to time with family, friends, and faithful partners in the ministry.  Pray with us also as we once again need to make some new contacts to raise our support level to the needed amount.  God continues to expand the ministry and along with this comes the need for new resources.  He has been faithful for 25 years, and I believe will remain faithful!

Gerald and Kristin Ziemer


Pastor Iulian Vodislav – Noul Legamant Church in Lugoj, Romania

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Below you’ll find a collection of recent images from Pastor Iulian’s ministry in Romania.

As you look thru them and get a glimpse of the ministry, please remember to pray for Iulian and the ministry.


Pastor Iulian Vodislav – Noul Legamant Church in Lugoj, Romania

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Below you’ll find a collection of recent images from Pastor Iulian’s ministry in Romania.

As you look thru them and get a glimpse of the ministry, please remember to pray for Iulian and the ministry.

Pastor Iulian Vodislav – Noul Legamant Church in Lugoj, Romania

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Below you’ll find a collection of recent images from Pastor Iulian’s ministry in Romania.

As you look thru them and get a glimpse of the ministry, please remember to pray for Iulian and the ministry.

Pastor Iulian Vodislav – Noul Legamant Church in Lugoj, Romania

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Below you’ll find a collection of recent images from Pastor Iulian’s ministry in Romania.

As you look thru them and get a glimpse of the ministry, please remember to pray for Iulian and the ministry.

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Romanian Ministries Update

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Dear Friends at the Philippian Fellowship,

 

Thank you so much for your faithfulness in helping us to spread the gospel here in Romania.  Thanks for your prayers and support in June and July.  I would love to see you guys in September, I will be in the northeast for a few days bringing Corina to WOLBI in NY.

 

The Lord has given us many opportunities for ministry this spring and summer.  What a joy to have all our children home for the summer and ministering alongside of us.  At the beginning of the summer, our oldest son Michael asked Alina to be his wife, (she said yes).  We are excited about the opportunities the Lord has placed before them, using their medical and sports professions to give forth the message of the gospel here in Romania.

 

We hosted many different groups that came to assist with the new church construction in Valea Argovei, and leading weeks of camp and VBS in four different ministry locations.  In the spring Kristin purchased a new tablecloth, white with black outlined flowers.  I suggested that we should have all our guests sign their name and color a flower or leaf.  You see the result of 78 overnight guests in the beautiful artwork they designed on the attached picture.

 

Camp Eli was again a blessing to many, we hosted 880 folks this summer with different groups, and took nearly 300 of our own children, teens, leaders to camps as well.  We are thankful for the opportunity to host these children who are truly thankful for the opportunity to spend a week in a wonderful setting among God’s people who love them.  A special thanks to the different teams that gave of their time and resources to come and help us lead these weeks of camp.

 

We have just begun a new believers class at church with people who have decided to follow the Lord in believer’s baptism.  Many of them are youth from within our church who were challenged this summer with their need to publicly proclaim their faith in the Lord.  Pray with us for this group of 14 who have just begun.

 

We are so thankful for the Godly heritage of those who have gone before us.  My godly grandma Fannie went home to be with the Lord August 11 at the age of 97. She faithfully served the Lord (taught second grade SS class for 60 years) and was looking forward to going to be with Him.  Thanks for all your encouraging words during this time.  It is difficult to be far from family during times like this.

We love you and are thankful for your investment in our lives and the ministry here in Romania.

Gerald and Kristin Ziemer

Pastor Iulian Vodislav – Noul Legamant Church in Lugoj, Romania

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Below you’ll find a collection of recent images from Pastor Iulian’s ministry in Romania.

As you look thru them and get a glimpse of the ministry, please remember to pray for Iulian and the ministry.


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Pastor Iulian Vodislav – Noul Legamant Church in Lugoj, Romania

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Below you’ll find a collection of recent images from Pastor Iulian’s ministry in Romania.

As you look thru them and get a glimpse of the ministry, please remember to pray for Iulian and the ministry.

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Pastor Iulian Vodislav – Noul Legamant Church in Lugoj, Romania

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Below you’ll find a collection of recent images from Pastor Iulian’s ministry in Romania.

As you look thru them and get a glimpse of the ministry, please remember to pray for Iulian and the ministry.

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Pastor Iulian Vodislav – Noul Legamant Church in Lugoj, Romania

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Below you’ll find a collection of recent images from Pastor Iulian’s ministry in Romania.

As you look thru them and get a glimpse of the ministry, please remember to pray for Iulian and the ministry.

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