Later this evening we attended an evening church service at Emanuel Baptist in Oradea where Elijah and Raelene are members. It was a much larger church than the village church and much more like the churches that many of us experience with a choir loft and a balcony. There are currently 4000 members at this church. The entire service was translated for us using wireless headphones that were provided for us. That was wonderful. Pastor Nekrut, also the president of Emanuel University and known as the "Billy Graham" of Europe, preached a message on the love of God. We also many songs during this service. The Emanuel University mixed choir also sang during this service. There were a few songs that many of us recognized. We went to dinner after at a local restraunt where Raelene and Elijah know the owner. We had a traditional Romanian salad (much like a Greek salad), bread, and goulash (beef and potato stew with paprika broth).
We begin our presentations tomorrow morning and will visit the hospice tomorrow afternoon. Jan, our school teacher, will be visiting a kindergarten class tomorrow with Raelene. She looks forward to seeing how the kids will be celebrating their moms in the classroom here in Romania! :)