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Moldova Journal # 2

On Saturday there were two ladies from Kishinev Bible Church who were baptized by the Pastor, Eugene Sologubenco. Due to the increasing difficulty of finding a place that will allow them to baptize, they were able to hold the ceremony in a local Baptist church.

Eugene is leaving for the US next week and asked if anyone wanted to be baptized before he left. He will be gone for two months so these two ladies expressed their desire to follow the Lord in believer’s baptism. For some goofy reason the audio on my camera was not turned on so there is no sound. It is all in Russian anyway so you wouldn’t be able to understand it… unless you know Russian, that is. Just imagine the excitement and jubilation of the second lady as she came out of the water. It was a very touching moment.

Well… CRUD! I tried to upload the video and it wouldn’t work. I’m going to try something else and see if I can get it posted. For now, here is a picture of Eugene and the two ladies.

Moldova 2007- Journal One

Whew! I left on Thursday and it is already Saturday. Time is flying and I haven’t even started teaching my class yet. As many of you know, I’ve taught a course on Cults and world Religions at Moldova Bible Seminary ever since the year 2000. It has been a couple of years since I have been here and a lot has changed.

Before I get into excerpts from my journal (I haven’t written it yet), I wanted to post this funny picture. This scene was in the Frankfurt airport. I have no idea where these folks were from, where they were going or what in the world they were doing there, but they sure did attract a lot of attention.

The little dude there on the end with the instrument kept playing it and drawing more people’s interest every minute. They enjoyed the attention and just smiled at every one. Lots of people stopped to take their picture.

They are sitting right below an escalator and once when I was riding on it (hey, there isn’t much to do with five hour lay-overs), I looked down and saw some guy with a violin sitting with them and he was tuning it to sound similar to this other instrument. I regret not getting a picture of it because it sure would have made a nice shot. Two guys from two completely different cultures with two kinds of instruments making the same music together. I thought that was cool.

Be sure to check back when I will tell the story of how I managed to attract the attention of the guys with guns at the Frankfurt airport.