This summer, while Voicu and Ana Marian have been in Ohio, we have been celebrating the 21 years of faithful service that they have given to our Lord in Romania. At the same time the Marians have been wrapping up their missionary service under EFM and making arrangements for retirement. Now they are getting ready to return to their home in Romania. If all goes as planned, they leave October 1.
Our desire is to send them home with a generous financial love gift. We invite you to be part of this celebration by contributing to the gift. Please take a look at the Marian’s Retirement Celebration Newsletter here and prayerfully consider how much the Lord would have you give. The different options for how to contribute are listed below.
We would also like to give you a taste of this summer’s celebration by sharing with you a letter prepared by Rick Sams, former pastor of Alliance Friends Church in Ohio. As you will see in the letter, Rick has been a pastor to Voicu and Ana for a long time!
|Dear Ana and Voicu,
I’ll try to summarize over 25 years of history, relationship, great times, memories and milestones, laughter and love (and tears), celebrations and service. We only wish we were closer geographically. We are close in SO many other ways.
We are SO overjoyed that our Good God led you to the U.S, then Alliance, then back to Romania for the good of many and his glory.
We are praying for those decisions regarding time here vs time in Sibui going forward. We know you’re citizens of three kingdoms. Most of us only have to balance our citizenship here with the one in Heaven.
I know you’ll live that “Legacy Life” that I preached about on your farewell Sunday (July 18, 2021) at Alliance Friends (Psalm 90:12). I’ve heard what your dreams and visions are for this upcoming chapter so that your “next years will be your best years.”
We know this chapter includes young adult discipleship and evangelism, plus many other forms of servant leadership, as it has for the past 21 years. We are SO very thankful for you and your work.
Till we meet again…”here, there or in the air.” I’m sure it will be before our possible celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary with you in Sibui. (LOL. But seriously!)
May you experience Jesus’ John 10:10; Ephesians 3:20 blessings!
Loads of love and appreciation,
All offerings marked “Marian Love Gift” will be passed on to them in full. You can:
- Donate online here on the Marian’s personal EFM donation page. Make sure to select Marian Love Gift as the designation.
- Donate by credit card over the phone at 303-421-8100.
- Mail a check marked with “Marian Love Gift” to EFM, PO Box 771139, Wichita, KS 67277.
Thank you for considering a love gift to the Marians as they step into this next chapter of ministry.
Together in Christ’s service,
Dan Cammack, Field Director