Romania

People of OM- Aryel Grozav

March 16, 2017

" I do what I do because I have found that I can't live with myself if I don't respond to the world with my actions. I couldn't read about the refugee crisis without weeping and I couldn't weep without doing anything, so I went. God broke my heart for Eastern Europe so we came. I was frustrated and heartbroken about the lack of discipleship in Christian missions so we got plugged into Eastern Europes MDT program. None of this has been easy, but it has all been good because I can say that at least I am trying. It is so easy to look at the state of our world today and to lose hope. But I think that the Bible is full of normal people who weren't content with doing nothing and that is how I want to be. I think that you can make a difference. You can serve tea to people and make them feel human again, you can be someone in a young girls life to tell her that she has value and deserves respect, you can share what you know, you can love people and serve and sacrifice and live the Gospel and spread the Kingdom of God. I am not content to accept a situation as hopeless when I know that Jesus died to bring hope and life to every person on this world. So that's why I do what I do and I pray that God will keep guiding us and giving us strength and things to rejoice over, because when I am about to die I want to look back on my life and know that I did not waste the gift that I found when I was 17. That I brought light into dark places." - Aryel Grozav