VIAȚĂ DIN BELȘUG

Viața din belsug – Ioan 10:10

Numele meu este Daniel Georgescu,  sunt căsătorit de 9 ani si părinte de doua ori. Mă uit în jurul meu, mă uit în urma mea, la viața mea, mă uit la anii care au trecut și văd planul lui Dumnezeu, cum a lucrat și lucrează în viața mea ca un viitor membru Gideon. Dacă mă uit în urma mea, seamănă cu un puzzle, un puzzle aranjat armonios de marele Maestru, de Dumnezeu Tatăl meu cel Adevărat și Bun.

În urmă cu aproape un deceniu , la începutul credinței mele mi s-a întamplat ceva. Să vă povestesc…
Locuiam în provincie, la 60 de km de București și zilnic făceam naveta cu trenul. Mergeam cu trenul și coboram la stația Pantelimon și până la șosea mai avem de mers circa 10/15 min. Pe traseul acesta, pe unde mergeam zilnic, era o cărare care șerpuia printre munții de gunoaie.

Într-o după amiază ploioasă, după serviciu megeam spre gara, eram cu un frate de credința, știu că era din copilarie credincios. De odată, pe o movila de gunoi, am zărit ceva! O carte! Era ploată, udă, murdară de noroi si chiar de balegă. N-am realizat ce fac, m-am dus direct acolo și am ridicat-o de jos, ca din “pulbere si huma” ca pe cel mai scump lucru. Am inceput să o curăț, să o șterg de mizerii și am bagat-o în rucsac alaturi de Biblia mea și ne-am continuat drumul până la gara.
Dragilor, știți ce era? Era un Nou Testament! Era Scrisoarea de dragoste a lui Dumnezeu pentru omenire, Era CUVÂNTUL VIEȚII care ne-a salvat, si noi, omenirea, ce-am facut? L-am aruncat la gunoi. Trist …

Fratele ma privea „strâmbând din nas” și mi-a spus: ,,Ce mai faci cu el?” i-am spus că il i-au acasă, n-am știu ce sa-i răspund pe moment. Am ajuns acasă, îmi aduc aminte că l-am așezat pe sobă, la uscat. Apoi, a doua zi am încercat să desprind fiecare pagina cu cea mai mare atenție. Îmi aduc aminte că era foarte “sifonat” . Umblam cu multă grijă, parcă eram un fel arheolog care a descoperit un manuscris de mare preț, un document unic, asa simțeam eu fată de acest Nou Testament. M-am simțit onorat să fac aceast lucru! Mă gândesc la tine, în clipa aceasta, Tu cum ai proceda? Ce ai face?

Mă gândesc acum ce raspuns i-aș da acestui frate, dar cu dragoste si cu bunătate, care mi-a spus “ ce mai faci cu el? “ i-as spune: Frate iubit, acesta este CUVÂNTUL LUI DUMNEZEU care a dat mană în pustia Sinai care s-a așezat ca stâlp de foc între carele lui faraon si poporul evreu, care a desparțit în două Marea Roșie, sau cum spune Domnul in Ieremia : “Nu este cuvântul Meu ca un foc, zice Domnul, și ca un ciocan care sfărâmă stânca?” Frate drag, acesta este Cuvântul scump al lui Dumnezeu care s-a facut trup și a venit la noi plin de Har si de Adevăr. Acesta este Cuvântul, este Isus Hristos Fiul lui Dumnezeu care a spus: Ioan 10:10 „Eu am venit ca oile să aibă viaţă, și s-o aibă din belșug.” Slăvit sa fie El !!!

Dacă ai Cuvântul la îndemână, și ai ocazia să-L citesti, nu ezita, nu lăsa pe mâine. Există în China și alte parți foarte mulți oameni ce isi doresc sa aibă o Biblie și nu au. Dacă nu ai și dorești un Nou Testament contactează-ne! Fii binecuvântat! Amin!

Watch how one prisoner was set free

Raised in a family of substance abuse, Pat first tasted beer at age six.
Surrounded by addicts, he soon became one. He was selling drugs by 12, and collecting money for other drug dealers by 17. After committing several crimes and running from the law, he was arrested. During his time in prison, Pat was visited by a Gideon. As the words of Jesus were shared with Pat, his calloused exterior was penetrated by the tender words of God’s love. Pat’s life was restored as he surrendered it to Christ. He remains convinced of the restorative power of the Gospel, and he shares it wherever he can.

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Testimony: No Words Needed

Kent Olofsson, a participant in the Romania Scripture Blitz, recalls the following memory warmly: „I remember placing a New Testament on the bedside table of an elderly woman at a nursing home. I could not understand her words because she speaks Romanian, and my interpreter was not in the room. But the woman’s whole body language signaled gratitude. She held her New Testament to her chest with her arms folded. She bowed to me and the words coming from her mouth were expressions of gratitude and joy, and the words went straight to my heart. I was very moved.”

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  2. Located within this region are 468 local associations (or camps), 4,147 Gideons, and 1,255 Auxiliaries (wives of Gideons). A total of 40,114,348 Scriptures have been distributed in Europe Central. The 2014 annual Scripture distribution goal is 2,932,400.

Sharing Peace By Sharing God’s Word

Daniel Silguero with his daughter, Danielle. Mr. Silguero found encouragement to face leukemia through his regular reading of a New Testament received from a Gideon.

Daniel Silguero with his daughter, Danielle. Mr. Silguero found encouragement to face leukemia through his regular reading of a New Testament received from a Gideon.

While earning his degree at South Texas College, Daniel Silguero received a New Testament from a Gideon participating in a Scripture distribution. Already a believer, he thanked the Gideon, slipped the New Testament into his backpack, and promptly forgot about it.

On July 24, 2015, Daniel was diagnosed with leukemia. The news came as a terrible shock to him and to his family. “You are never prepared to hear something like that,” says Daniel, who now lives with his family in Weslaco, Texas. “It was devastating. I did not know how to comprehend the news.”

He began to consider what the road ahead would look like and how the cancer would affect the remainder of his life, as well as the lives of his wife, Maricela, and his two young children, Danielle and Andrew. Just as he was beginning to lose hope, Daniel came across the New Testament that had been handed to him years earlier.

He read the New Testament cover to cover and was surprised by how much encouragement it brought him. “I cannot express how helpful that New Testament was,” he says. “It was small enough that I was able to carry it with me everywhere. The more I studied it, the more it continued to bring me closer to God. It was a frightening time, but the Word gave me hope. I knew that no matter what, I needed to have faith that God would see me through it.”

Sixteen days after his diagnosis, Daniel went into remission. It was a miraculous turn of events that left his oncologist stunned. For the Silguero family, it was a humbling demonstration of the incredible power of prayer. “God is mighty,” says Daniel, “Matthew 17:20 tells us that faith as small as a mustard seed can make great things happen. I am living testimony that this is true.”

Daniel’s experience convinced him that he needed to be more intentional about witnessing to others, so they could experience the same peace he is experiencing. He decided one way to do that was to sign up to become a Friend of Gideons. As a Friend, Daniel has opportunities to participate closely with Gideons in reaching the lost with God’s Word. He also receives regular updates about the impact Gideons are making throughout the world.

“After everything I have been through and all the battles I fought, I have realized that there is a tremendous amount of need,” he says. “So many people either do not know God or are too involved in their daily routine that they forget about how He can deliver them from their pain and hardships. The Gideon New Testament was given to me so that I would have it in my most desperate time of need, and it gave me peace when I needed it most. In return, I would like to continue spreading His Word by providing people with New Testaments.”

Daniel plans to take New Testaments to the cancer center he visits so he can provide them to the patients undergoing treatment. He explains, “When you get news like the news that was given to me, it is devastating. The people undergoing treatment are in a lot of pain, both physically and emotionally. I know that receiving a New Testament will be a real blessing, just like it was to me.”

“I feel connected to The Gideons by being a Friend,” says Daniel. “I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of this Association, because I know that we are making a difference in the world.”

If you would like to find out how you can serve, as either a prayer or a financial partner, along with more than 90,000 other Friends of Gideons throughout the world, please click here.