Van Fire

Last night at 10 p.m. Romanian times our ministry van caught on fire in front of our house. Our son, Ben had just arrived home half an hour earlier from a day at the ministry at the local orphanage. An hour earlier it was full of children. I thank the Lord that the children and our son were safe, and that the fire didn’t spread to our home. Together with four other people we fought for 30 minutes to save the vehicle before the fire truck came. It was a no-win situation.

This van (VW Transporter 2002) had nine seats and large cargo space in the back was used by us; to take the orphans to church on Sunday, camps in the summer, nature walks, to celebrate birthdays in town, to bring teams from the airport, to take food to the poor, the orphaned and the widows.

It was a 2002 vehicle we purchased in 2004, and we paid $18,000. We used the van for 15 years and still had lots of life left in it. The fire department declared it a total loss.

To purchase the same vehicle, we would need $27,000. Brand new is over $40,000. Please join us in prayer for the resources we are going to need to replace this vehicle to be able to continue our work.

Your gift will help us reach this goal. Thank you!

Love in Christ,

Cornel and Karen Bucur.

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The Bucur Family

Cornel and Karen Bucur began ministering in Eastern Europe as full-time missionaries in the early 90’s.  As a young couple, God called them to take the gospel to Romania, a country with a history of revolution and a critical need for spiritual revolution. Cornel and Karen met at Moody Bible Institute in 1987 while completing their undergraduate degrees. They graduated from Moody in 1990 and went on to complete their graduate degrees from Wheaton College in 1992.  They have been blessed with four children, Philip, Victoria, Benjamin & Alexandra.

Propelled by Pathway to Joy’s vision of lasting joy for every child, the Bucur family is committed to serving the orphans and poor in some of Romania’s most vulnerable communities on a long-term basis.  They believe that Jesus is the ultimate solution to Romania’s orphan crisis and are passionate about inviting people to fully embrace the gospel and its message of redemption, forgiveness and true hope.  Their specific areas of involvement and service include orphan care, discipleship, church planting, Christian publishing, and Christian literature distribution.

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