<![CDATA[Our friend, Valeriu Ghiletchi, has asked for continued prayer. Please see his note below. While there are protests in the streets, the citizens of Moldova not participating in these protests are safe, as are the children we serve there and our in country staff. We hope the conflict will be resolved soon and will keep you posted on our blog as things develop.
Street protests erupted today (4/7) in Chsinau, the capital city of Moldova. The demonstrations are a result of the huge disappointment that many people felt after the announcement of the final election results. The President and Parliament buildings have been vandalized. At this moment the Parliament building is on fire. Police withdrew from these buildings. Political leaders of the opposition met with the powers that be, but so far the conflict has not been resolved.
I addressed the protesters a public message in which I invited them to pray, have peace and faith in Christ. Our churches are engaged in prayer today. Toma Magda, the European Baptist Federation President, who is in Moldova these days, and myself urge you to pray for peace. Pray also for me, so I can play a peace making role and be a witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in these crucial days for our nation.