The One-Man Band

Have you ever seen a one-man band? Playing multiple instruments at the same time using all his limbs and sometimes singing or playing mouth instruments, this kind of artist does all he can to make music and entertain people alone. 

Although a one-man band can be entertaining, going it alone is not a good approach to missions. At our previous project in Ukraine, Otilia and I were reminded countless times how much we depended on our support team. Our home church in Romania as well as our supporting church in Ukraine gladly stepped in whenever the project’s needs overwhelmed us. Everyone in the church was good at something. Doctors helped us with health classes, and nurses were there for health tests and measurements. Some great friends provided the funds to refurbish our little church. Some donated furniture. Others helped with the work, which was a huge task. Several times, we were privileged to have our choir sing at events. A few good cooks provided amazing food for the children during their trip. We can’t even count how many times people all over the country sent us things and help we needed. Without this army of faithful people, our work would have been much harder or perhaps impossible to complete. 

At our new project in Eastern Europe, there are no strong, mission-oriented churches in that area to support our work. At first, our family will be the church. However, it is unlikely that we will accomplish anything by ourselves. We are so thankful for the great team of supporters and friends who have already committed to support our project with your gifts, prayers and encouragement. We are honored and humbled to have you as our partners. 

We want you to know that by doing this you are not just sending missionaries. You are missionaries. And, at the end of the day, no matter how fun a one-man band can be, the music of an orchestra is so much better.


Hi Christian and Otilia,
We have prayed for Gruzia for many years. We pray for the country on the 11th of every month. Lord willing we plan to visit Gruzia summer of 2019.
Dennis and Svetlana
Central Adventist Church
Colorado Springs, CO

By Dennis Lewis on October 07 2018, 3:26 pm

Dear Dennis and Svetlana,thank you for your message! It is nice to hear you have Gruzia on your hearts as well.  We would like to hear more from you if that`s possible. You can get in contact with us anytime. You can just call and leave your contact info at the AFM office and we will get back to you right away. Many blessings!

By Otilia and Cristian Stroia on October 18 2018, 1:12 pm

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