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Baptism Service Concludes “I Am” Evangelistic Program in Moldova

From February 25 to March 4, 2023, Adventists gathered for a week of spiritual renewal and baptisms.

Moldova | Natalia Liahu

From February 25 to March 4, 2023, in the capital city of Chișinău, Moldova, a Gospel program titled "I Am" was held. The program was preceded by a concert of sacred music on February 24.

The speaker of the program was Leonty Prokofievich Gunko, ThD. Every evening, Pastor Gunko revealed one of Jesus' statements about Himself: "Before Abraham was, I Am"; "I am the bread of life"; "I am the Good Shepherd"; "I am the Resurrection and the Life"; "I am the Way, the Truth, and Life"; "I am the True Vine"; "I am the Tester of Hearts"; and "I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End."

The evening began with the performance of musical works that tuned the minds and hearts of the listeners to the truth presented by Pastor Gunko. At the end of the series, he appealed to those who love Jesus, recognize their need for Him, and are ready to follow Him to come forward.

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(Photo: ESD)

An important part of each evening was an intercessory prayer for needs that were written by people present in the Ephesus Church. Whoever watched the live broadcast could write their needs in the chat. None of the requests went unanswered, and in prayer, they were presented to the Lord God.

It would be remiss not to mention the group of prayer warriors who gathered evening after evening in a specially equipped room, offering prayers for the host of the program, the guests who were physically present in the hall, and those who watched the live broadcast. They prayed for the translator as well as those who performed musical pieces. They prayed for the Hope Media team that was filming and broadcasting the program.

(Photo: ESD)

(Photo: ESD)

The children's department made sure the adults were not the only ones engaged. A class was organized that involved children in various activities, whether it was games or crafts. Coming to the church the next evening, the children were looking forward to the start of their classes; they were organized in such an interesting, exciting way.

The culmination of the program was the solemn service of baptism. Seven people made a solemn promise, calling heaven and earth to witness that they consecrate themselves and their lives to the Savior.

May the Lord Jesus be glorified for the heard prayers and the opportunity to carry the message of salvation to this world.

The original version of this story was posted on the Euro-Asia Division website.