|"Tie your shoes and pray for the Hughes"|
When planning our time back in the States, six months sounded like a long time to be away from Moldova. However, the time has passed very quickly and we are already more than halfway through our first furlough. We have thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship with family and friends. Viola puts it this way: when she was in Moldova, she did not feel lonely, but now she feels that her “fellowship tank” has been filled.
Our primary focus has been to visit our supporting churches, explaining to them what we have done in our time on the field and what our plans are after returning. In addition, we have presented our ministry in five new churches. In March, Jacob and David Gross attended a Reformer’s Unanimous training conference. It was a blessing to see this ministry’s reliance on Jesus Christ to change lives and its focus on discipling people. Also last month we were able to attend several services at Ambassador Baptist College’s Bible conference. The preaching was challenging yet comforting and we were able to spend time with many friends.
Several have asked if the situation in Ukraine has affected or will affect us. So far we have not heard anything that would keep us from returning to Moldova in June. We would appreciate your prayers for God to work in Moldova, for we know He can work amidst either turmoil or peace.
In His service,
Jacob and Viola Hughes
For Prayer:1. God to use us in our furlough meetings
2. God to prepare us for ministry in Soroca
3. Continued safety while traveling
1. Many miles traveled without incident
2. The encouragement of being with churches, family and friends
3. Our coworkers, the Gross family, back safely in Moldova