We arrived safely in Poland after an 8 hour flight from Chicago. While crossing from Greenland to Europe, we encountered a lot of turbulence which made sleeping difficult. We arrived at Krakow on schedule and were met by Pastor Gienek. It was...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The team leaves Chicago tonight at 9:30 for Krakow, Poland. We are all very excited and honored to be able to serve our Lord by conducting the first ever Biblical Counseling conferences held in Poland / Czech Republic. Please pray for us as we...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA! All members of the GCC teams have safely returned home and are celebrating our nation's birthday today. As travelers to other lands, we are mindful of the tremendous freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. These freedoms should...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Our last day in Romania was began with a visit to Nicolae Ceaucescu's castle. It is located in the center of Bucharest and is the second largest building in the world. To build it, 7000 houses, churches, monasteries and a hospital had to be...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Today was the last Spiritual Boot Camp seminar and it was held in Sammy Mitrofan's hometown of Suceava. The seminar was well attended by the leadership of the church in addition to lay leaders. Sammy's cousin, Virgil Mitrofan, was also present. He...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
June 30 - RomaniaSpiritual Boot Camp seminar in Suceava.
Today Pastor Groves, Sammy and Jody headed to Suceava from Cluj. The sights along the way were some of the most beautiful we've ever seen. God's handiwork is truly incredible! Please view the attached photo album and enjoy our trip with us! We...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Bethany Baptist Church in Cluj hosted the second Spiritual Boot Camp held in Cluj. Pastor Mitras Dumas coordinated the seminar, which was well received by those in attendance. At the conclusion of the seminar, Pastor Groves was interviewed by the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
June 28 - RomaniaThe second Spiritual Boot Camp seminar was held in Cluj.
Today was a travel day for Pastor Groves, Sammy and Jody. It was a 2-hour drive and so it was an easy day. The fields are now being harvested of hay and are stacked in mounds on the field. Everything is very green here, as this region gets plenty...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Today was the first Spiritual Boot Camp seminar at the Providence Baptist Church in Oradea. It is a beautiful, brand new church with a large auditorium and the latest technology. The group was near 50 in number and they were attentive and enjoyed...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
June 26 - RomaniaThe first Spiritual Boot Camp seminar in Oradea.
Today part of the team worshipped at the Holy Trinity Baptist Church in Bucharest. It is the church of our friend, Samuel Mitrofan, who did the translation for Pastor Groves as he gave the sermon message. Familiar hymns were heard in Romanian, and...[ abbreviated | read entire ]