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Romania Mission Trip 2014 – Completed!

 

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In this last week of ministry in Romania, we have been serving along side some of the most kind, loving and hospitable believers in the world. Not only did they take care of the team by making sure that we had enough food, clean laundry and somewhere comfortable to stay to make everything possible for us to best serve the Gospel each day, but they did so out of a genuine servant heart of love, firstly to God and secondly to their fellow believers in Christ serving in the mission fields of their own country. While we were able to minister to people in prisons and churches by preaching the Gospel, in turn our team felt ministered to by these local believers who loved us, fed us, and took care of us. What a wonderful joy it will be to spend eternity in heaven with such wonderful believers as these. Our message to each of them is simply “WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH, and we cannot wait to return to Romania to fellowship with you once again as we continue the Lord’s work of spreading the Gospel!”

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Of course, there are lots of other people in the world that have a genuine heart to serve others in the most amazing of ways, but sadly this is not always the case with everyone. For some people, service is really self-serving as an extension of their own selfishness. In the Gospel of Mark we can learn a lot from the struggles amongst the disciples, and as we look at Scripture we can see that there is a strong mentality amongst them at one stage of their development that seeks to believe that following the Lord Jesus would make them great!

It is here that we see the Lord Jesus putting them straight on this issue when He calls them together and says to them “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.” (Mark 10:42-44) What a profound truth – and so we can see here that our Lord Jesus was making it so clear that they were only ever training to become servants – and the same applies to each of us today. Regardless of how many amazing and dazzling leadership sermons, tapes, courses, conferences and summits we might listen to and attend, the fact remains that the only people that remain good leaders are those who are genuine servants that lead with humility and love. I want to follow the wonderful example of my Romanian brothers and sisters from my last mission trip, and above all the example of my Lord Jesus who “…did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28). Hallelujah, what a Saviour!!!

One of my ministry supporters, Laura Barnett posted this following image today on her Facebook, which inspired me to write this short reflection.

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God bless you

Keep on keeping on…

Tony Anthony

…trying to be a servant

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Romania Mission 2014

The Romania Mission Team been ministering in a different prison each day, and it has been a real joy to see men give their lives to Jesus at every meeting – praise God.     It was a real honour to share the Gospel with the inmates at PENITENCIARUL BRĂILA , and quite a large…

End of Mission to the region of Calabria in Southern Italy

Mario Lamboglia of L’Eco provided the media coverage to the regions of Basilicata, Calabria and Campania on the overall mission through a televised interview and regional newspaper article: http://www.ecodibasilicata.it/2014/chiesa-cristiana-evangelica-invita-tony-anthony/ Interview with Tony Anthony & Salvatore Arabia   Interview with Pastor Giuseppe Liaso   Interview with Pastor Petrone Cataldo Please pray for an extensive amount of…

TV Ministry with PAROLE DI VITA in Silla di Sassano

  Salvatore and I have been serving for the last two days alongside Pastor Cataldo Petrone who heads up a wide reaching National Television Ministry that broadcast across Italy, called PAROLE DI VITA (http://www.paroledivita.org). Their broadcasting coverage is able to reach 35 million viewers across the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days of the…

Meeting in Montescaglioso

The team has stopped in Montescaglioso to minister the Gospel over the next two days in partnership with a local evangelical fellowship that meet in the area.  Yesterday evenings meeting gave the opportunity to share the Gospel message and the vast majority of people responded to the invitation to receive Jesus into their hearts.  Our…

Meetings in Lamezia and Vibo Valentia

  The meetings that took place on Sunday in Lamezia and Vibo Valentia went very well indeed, where the Gospel was proclaimed and good contact was established for future ministry projects.   Due to the shear amount of driving, it made more sense to stay in Vibo Valentia overnight until the Monday morning, to save…

Tony Anthony’s Evangelistic Mission to Calabria

Please pray for the evangelistic meetings taking place across Calabria and the surrounding areas over the next 12 days (10th to 22nd October 2014).   Friday, 10th October: Arrival at Lamezia Airport / Transfer to Crotone Saturday, 11th: Rossano Sunday, 12th: Lamezia Sunday, 12th: Vibo Valentia Monday, 13th: Crotone Tuesday, 14th: Montescaglioso Wednesday, 15th: Montescaglioso…

Singapore Visit 2014

  The last leg of my mission trip to South East Asia has brought me to Singapore, where I have had the chance to work alongside a number of churches and ministries to help further the spread and proclamation of the Gospel.   It has been a great blessing to speak and share at the…

SNOW – Northern Ireland Mission

Dear friends and partners in the Gospel, Grace and peace to you in the name of our wonderful Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. My family and I get so excited to see the first snow flakes falling to the ground, and we hope that enough would fall so that we can have a snowball fight,…