ERIC MURPHY UPDATE DECEMBER 2017
--Exciting Changes at LIFE Romania
--LIFE Montenegro & Camp Monty
EXCITING CHANGES AT LIFE ROMANIA
A church planter starts a new church with the sincere hope of eventually turning it over to a national pastor whom he has trained. It is a joy for me to acknowledge that Iulian Avramescu and Life Romania is now at the stage that it can be launched to stand on its own. We see tremendous growth on the horizon for the team in Romania and pray for God to bless their endeavors to reach their country for Christ. In fact, my new book, O Mighty Warrior, is dedicated to two young men, one of whom is Iulian.
It is not the desire of Life Impact For Eternity to sever the relationship, quite the contrary. We stand ready to encourage Iulian and his team. In fact, this was our original role before the official relationship with Life Romania started in 2012. We were intimately involved from the beginning of the ministry in Romania, spending time training the camp counselors each year. And since 2008 I have been at the forefront at the youth camps in Romania as well as in the background encouraging, advising, and counseling Iulian to develop his dream. Certainly, God has blessed this relationship and will continue to bless in this new phase as LIFE Romania is being launched as an independent ministry.
The leadership in Romania is blessed with guidance, leadership, and oversight from an able Board of Directors largely based in Dallas, Texas. There is a structure and accountability in place to enable Iulian and Roxana to achieve their ministry aims and goals. The Board of Directors for Life Impact For Eternity is in good fellowship with the new Board of Directors for LIFE Romania. Hand-in-hand we commend Iulian and his staff and encourage individuals and churches to join hands in supporting this vital mission in Romania.
If you have been a contributor to Iulian’s ministry you will be contacted over the next few weeks with instructions on how to transition your giving to the new entity. May God bless this dynamic ministry as it enters into a new and exciting chapter in its existence.
LIFE MONTENEGRO & CAMP MONTY
Camp Monty started in the summer of 2007 experiencing phenomenal growth over the years. Today we have the Niksic LIFE Youth Center for the purpose of doing follow-up and discipleship for the campers who attend Camp Monty. Together, it is known as LIFE Montenegro. There is so much more in place in 2017 as compared to what was available 10+ years ago. I praise the Lord for the great things He has done!
Jim Compton, who oversees these ministries, is over there at the present time connecting with his sidekick, Danijel Petkovski. Danijel and his sweet wife, Martina, lead a ministry to college students with EUS. In addition to this, they are heavily involved with Camp Monty and lead the discipleship and Bible studies at the Niksic LIFE Youth Center. Sasa Olah, another member of the team helps with various responsibilities including a weekly soccer outreach. We are thankful for each of these incredible servants of the Lord.
What a thrill for Stephanie and me as we watch what God is doing in Romania and Montenegro as well as in Costa Rica. God is at work in each of these countries. And, God uses us in the lives of the country leaders advising, encouraging and giving ministry oversight.
Thank you for your prayers and your financial support. Thankful you are a part of the team. You know, it takes a team effort and we need your help. God bless you and Merry Christmas!
Ministry Address for Donations: Life Impact For Eternity, 3984 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida 34208