I had the honour of being invited to the Annual Conference of People with Disabilities Ministry Network from Transylvania, which was held on the 18th of October 2014, in the town of Bogata Pentecostal Church, Cluj County.
My invitation was made by the Board of the Caritatea International Humanitarian Association, Cluj-Napoca, through its President, Mr. Joseph Matthew Malutan.
It was a beautiful day, outside, but especially inside. The hosts were, as they say, “at the top” from all points of view: organization, logistics and especially warm reception and non-discriminatory to all those present. Thank you hosts!
The word of God that served as the conference motto is in the book of Job, chapter 22, verse 21.
“Now acquaint yourself with Him and be at peace; thereby good will come to you.”
A large number of participants spoke, both persons with disabilities and their caregivers or other people involved in this ministry designed for people with special needs, both on the social side and the spiritual side.
The atmosphere there was like the one described in the Word of God, in Philippians, chapter 2, verses 1-4.
“1 If there is any encouragement in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any compassion and mercy, 2 then fulfill my joy and be like-minded, having the same love, being in unity with one mind. 3 Let nothing be done out of strife or conceit, but in humility let each esteem the other better than himself. 4 Let each of you look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. ”
There weren’t any obstacles,”denominational barriers”, thus fulfilling the Lord’s words in Philippians, chapter 3, verse 16:
„Nevertheless, according to what we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.”
In His providence the Lord God has accompanied us with his grace, He gave us the light of His Word and guided us through His Holy Spirit, giving us some prophetic messages and directives.
The conclusion of the conference was let us bear one another’s burdens, and this way fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6: 2). To persevere, to go forward “without letting us be frightened”.
“God bless us! Lord God, give us victory! ”
I saw at Bogata people who have overcame their condition. I saw happy people, even dought they were suffering. Thank you people of Bogata!
We have been enriched by you! Thank you people of Bogata (Bogata=Rich)!
With chosen appreciation,
Pastor Ile Traian, Petrosani