In May, after only a few days home from the states, Jeff left for a 10 day medical mission in Moldova. He flew in to the capital of Romania from where they drove across into southern Moldova to work with the Gagauz people. This is what Wikipedia says about them: The Gagauz people are Turkic ethnic group living mostly in southern Moldova (Gagauzia), southwestern Ukraine (Budjak), south-eastern Romania (Dobrogea) and northeastern Bulgaria. Unlike most other Turkic peoples, the Gagauz are predominantly Orthodox Christians. There is a related ethnic group also called Gagavuz (or Gajal) living in the European part of northwestern Turkey.
Jeff found that the people were very hungry to know God and about fifty people prayed to receive Christ. He came home overflowing with joy and emotion over the many tears and sweet faces of those who came to know Him. He also helped translate for several and therefore Robbie Caldwell and others shared their hearts and led people to Christ as well. It was a joyous time.
Igor receiving patients for medical attention.
Vera and Janice working with patients, giving out glasses.
Haylee Bazil with Moldovan children.
Jeff Franks and Robbie Caldwell share the gospel message with a Moldovian lady.
Lastly, but most importantly, our fearless BMMI leader Dr. Ralph Izard. He heads up all the medical missions to many various countries each year. Pray for him and his health and safety please.