A vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing and appealing to him, and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”
When he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them Acts 16:9-10
Nancy and I have been blessed with a wonderful trip following the steps of the apostle Paul into Europe. Did you know that Paul was the first to bring the Gospel to Europe? That this was at the direction of the Holy Spirit? ( He was trying to continue preaching the Gospel to Asia, ) That it is directly through this ministry that the Christian testimony spread to the west?
We have many people to thank for this Experience. The first is Marshall and Betty Burke who invited us to go with them on this trip. We love them so much. The Burke’s moved to Beaver Falls in 1987 the same year that we did. Marshal joined a decidedly Christian Surgical practice, and I a Christian family practice. We have been good friends and encouraged each other as we have watched each other’s kids grow up, get married, and have kids of their own.
The second is CMDA (Christian Medical and Dental Association) for sponsoring this and all the many people that helped us on the way, especially a dear brother, Costas, our guide who seemed to make the rocks speak “in the tongues of men and of angels” It was like we could hear them “…in our own tongue, speaking the mighty deeds of God”. So here goes:
# 1 The Roman Road
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!