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Today, I am traveling to Romania to be with my father-in-law who is in his final hours after battling cancer for the past three years. He is 63.

Corina left on Friday, and I left yesterday to be with her and her family during this difficult time. (Our kids are staying with their grandparents back home in the U.S.) I don’t know what my schedule will be like in the next few days, so posting will be sporadic.

Until his health declined to the point he could no longer serve, my father-in-law was the pastor of two village churches. In Holy SubversionI briefly recount his conversion story. Bro. Trifan was a Communist party member in Ceausescu’s Romania back in the 1970-s. Sent to spy on a Baptist revival meeting, he heard the gospel and trusted Christ. He then abandoned Communist ideology and eventually became a pastor.

In 2007 and 2008, we were fortunate to have Corina’s parents visit us here in the U.S. The videos below (part 1 & part 2) are of Bro. Trifan giving his testimony (I’m the translator). The last video is from one of his last sermons.

Thank you for praying for us as we part ways (for a time) with a great man.

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6 thoughts on “Traveling to Romania”

  1. Praying for him and for you and your family. What joy is yours to know what is just ahead for him, and that one day you will see him glorified and in the presence of Jesus! Such losses make us even more eager for our heavenly home. God bless you.

  2. Derek says:

    I have loads of respect for you Trevin. The thoughts and prayers of my wife and I go out to your family in this difficult time.

  3. Val Russo says:

    In aceste clipe dificile fie ca Domnul să vă mângâie inimile

  4. Russ Robinson says:

    Praying for you and the family. I will not forget hearing his testimony and sermon at Southside Baptist while you translated. Big Kingdom Impact!

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