House Fire Brings Glory to God
In the remote villages of Moldova in Eastern Europe, poverty is a way of life. People don't have much, so if something gets destroyed in a house fire or otherwise, there's usually no hope to fix it.
Pastor Victor and his wife Oksana work hard in areas like these to evangelize the lost. They provide for people's physical needs with the hope they'll get an open door to care for people's spiritual need—their biggest need—for Jesus Christ.
When a House Fire Brings Glory to God
Last year, there was a house fire inside a small home that belonged to a Moldovan believer named Alina. Praise God no one was injured. Inside this one-bedroom house lived Alina, her two children, her mother, and her two siblings. Pastor Victor and his wife Oksana knew the family.
The six of them continued to live in the burned home for an entire year after the house fire until Pastor Victor and his church felt the calling to help rebuild the section of the home where the damage was, so that Alina and her family may live normally.
Praise God that through this house fire experience, everyone in the family now believes in and loves Christ. All of the siblings and each of the kids help out at Pastor Victor's church with the kid’s ministry.
Family Trusts in the Lord Despite Persecution
Other people in Alina's village have said that the reason the home burned was because the family began to turn away from Orthodox Christianity to become true followers of Jesus.
But the family trusts in the Lord and believes that their faith and trust will only strengthen through this experience with the house fire. They were not expecting any help to rebuild and were ready to continue living in a burned home. But when we offered to help, the family was very pleased and joyful.
Many people in the village began to talk of how well Christians help others. Through this reconstruction, God worked on Alina’s mother’s heart as well, and she came to Christ.