November 2019 newsletter


We have another opportunity to invest the gospel in Craiova, Romania and Alpha & Omega Baptist Church (Pastor Costel Burlacu). We are going to the “junior” mall very near Alpha & Omega Church to show a Christ-centered movie. And we already have the Catalin Ciuculescu band scheduled for the second weekend we are in the city.

What do we do to get some students to attend these events? The basketball ministry in the schools is an excellent way to network with middle school and high school students. Leon Caldwell and Aaron Jones will be traveling there a week before the rest of the team arrives, and they will make sure we have several schools to go to and teach the game of basketball. This past August I was privileged to meet with a teacher and her whole family; this teacher was at one of the leading schools in the city. She is “on board” with what we are doing. So much so that we may spend part of two days at that particular school.

We will also travel to a school about a one-hour drive outside of the city; Salcuta is the name of the area. Alpha & Omega Church has been going there on Saturdays and leading a gospel-centered time of teaching and singing and giving them a snack. It is a very poor area and there are a lot of gypsy families there. We will probably have a special meeting there with some preaching and music and explain the gospel.

I have been invited to speak at the University of Craiova in May. Hopefully that can result in some of the students attending the movie and concert as well.

We are accepting new applicants for this mission trip. Please contact Michael Palmer at; text or call at 540-798-9824. The dates for the trip are April 30 through May 11. The cost is right at $2,400.

Your support makes all this possible: rental of theater, transportation, the Christian band, the gospel materials, and the New Testaments to give to everyone. I thank you for your support and helping touch this lost nation and city for Christ.